All of us have experienced this. Waking up with the symptoms of a cough and cold. We may think about calling our family practice doctor or even getting an appointment with the primary care physician. There are a few things they can do, but in reality, this is a waiting game. There are some things that can and should be done, to make us feel better while we recover.
- Get rest. If your body is begging to stay in bed with the cat and Netflix, that is something you should do. Your immune system needs a lot of energy to battle off the viruses that cause a cough and cold. Staying home and not going to school or work also prevents the spread of the nastiness to other people.
- Get enough sleep. People get better sleep in their beds than on the couch so, get yourself to bed! When people do not get enough sleep, one area of the body that suffers is the immune system. You need that operating at full capacity when you are trying to get over any sort of infection. If you need