It is difficult to do anything else when one does not feel well. Antibiotics are useless if you have a cold or a virus infection. However, you can take steps to improve your mood. Consider incorporating the following measures into your personal care plan.
When should I consult a health professional
First, you should consult a health professional. If the following elements are confirmed, you should start to think about a private clinic in Montreal as soon as possible:
— Your symptoms are worsening or do not go away.
— You have a high fever, or your fever lasts more than three days.
— You’ve had vomiting, sluggish breathing, shortness of breath or discomfort in the toilet.
— You have a dolorous ear infection.
— You’ve had facial or frontal pain for more than a week, along with thick yellow or green mucus.
Stay at home and get some rest
Many viruses, including the flu virus, manifest quickly and persistently. Inform your workplace or school that you are not feeling well and remain at home to avoid exposing to others. In the house, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, disinfect surfaces you touch frequently, and try to keep yourself separate from other people.
Your body needs to fight whatever is making you sick. If you can, sleep more, or blot yourself against a cover to read, make crossword puzzles, or watch television. Furthermore, ensuring adequate sleep each night may help to strengthen your immune system, preventing you from becoming ill the next time.
Hydrate and humidify
Increase your fluidity rate by adding more water, hot tea, or broth. This keeps your respiratory system hydrated and mucus fluid, preventing it from accumulating in your lungs and causing infection. If you are experiencing head or urinary congestion, spend some time in a hot and humid bathroom. Close the door and leave the hot shower running. If the air in your home is too dry, turn on a humidifier.
Treat your symptoms
Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen can all lower blood pressure and alleviate pain. Consult a health professional about what is best for you. Maintain a comfortable body temperature in order to sleep. If you have a cold, an expectorant can help to loosen the mucus, allowing you to expel it. Pastilles, particularly those containing menthol, can also help to calm the stomach and relieve indigestion.
Flu cause an increase in mucus production. Antihistamines and decongestants can help to relieve a stuffy or congested nose. Salinated nasal drops and sprays are safe and effective for people of all ages. Put a few drops in a nostril and gently blow to get the mucus and saline solution out.