How To Stay More Comfortable When You Have The Flu

How To Stay More Comfortable When You Have The Flu

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. I am not a medical professional and this content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

 

Flu season is definitely in full swing, especially in Georgia. Apparently the death toll is now at around 66 people just in Georgia and the hospitalization rates are up, as well. Although scary, I think people also need to realize that most of those deaths and hospitalizations are people that are immunocompromised, so I would lose your marbles with fear unless you are at risk for having complications. Of course, if you ever think you have the flu, or are worried about your symptoms, you should always check with your doctor! A lot of the time, it is better to be safe rather than sorry.

 

According to the CDC, common flu symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and some could have vomiting and diarrhea, as well. The flu is terrible and when you have it, you feel awful, but there are many ways that you can make yourself more comfortable while you do have it! Keep reading to hear all of my tips!

 

Drink Fluids

When you have the flu, you are constantly losing a lot of liquids no matter if it is from sweat, or blowing your nose. Either way, you need to replenish what you are losing by taking in extra liquids. Your body is already fighting off an illness and it should not have to work harder to fight dehydration, as well. I highly recommend drinking hot liquids like tea, broth, and even some hot water with lemon when you are sick to help break up the mucus that your body has formed. It will make you feel better and your body will thank you!

 

Regulate The Temperature in Your Home

One of the worst parts of the flu is your fever. If you have a fever in the summer, you are typically hot already, so it makes you sweat more and feel awful. In the winter, you are usually freezing and cannot get warm. That is why regulating the temperature of your home is so important while you are sick and just in general to make your life so much more comfortable. There are many ways to regulate the temperature of your home like adding insulation to your home, getting new furnaces, and planting trees and shrubs around your home to block out the sun in the winter. There are also window films to help you with this, as well!

 

If you are searching for window films in the Atlanta area, definitely check out UHS Window Tinting and Blinds. Handling small and big jobs, UHS Window Tinting and Blinds is a locally-owned and operated company based out of Alpharetta, Georgia. They have over 30 years of window tinting experience and since they have been doing quality work for so long, they have built a fantastic reputation in the Atlanta area. In fact, their owner, Matt always challenges customers to go online and find one bad review. Window tinting offers many benefits including privacy, lower utility bills, and of course, a more controlled climate, which is what we are talking about today. If you are concerned about heat in the summer, you are in luck. Window Films helps eliminate hot spots while preserving the view, making every seat in the house guest-worthy. For cold temperature issues, window films can help reflect and disperse heat back into the room and they help reduce cold spots. All of that leads to improved comfort during cold winter months, as well as savings on heating and cooling costs year round.

 

Stay in Bed

Staying in bed is essential for your health and for others, as well. First of all, it is extremely easy to pass on the flu and while you might not think it is so bad, what if the person you pass it on to has someone in their house that cannot get the flu for health reasons? What if they have a weakened immune system? You just never know, so it is best to avoid the situation all together and stay at your house when you do have it! On top of that, staying in bed and getting a lot of rest is necessary for your body to repair itself. I don’t know about you, but I always heal a lot faster when I do ‘sleep it off’ compared to continuing to work my normal schedule & pushing my body, expecting it to recover quickly. I know it can be hard to sleep when you are sick, but if you follow these sleep tips, it can be a bit easier.

 

Take Medicine

Taking medicine is the best way to make yourself feel more comfortable. There is medicine to help you reduce mucus, medicine to lower your fever, and also medicine to remove your aches. I have heard amazing things about Theraflu – it is supposed to help you feel somewhat normal when you have the flu. Wouldn’t that be amazing!

 

Keep The Moisture Going

Make sure you keep up the moisture – take a hot shower, diffuse essential oils, and run a humidifier. This can help you stay comfortable, get better sleep, and get healthy a lot faster compared to sleeping in a dry room.

 

 

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