How can you sleep better at night when you have the flu or cold?

Reduce symptoms. For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea.

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How can you sleep better with the flu?

Same as without FLU. 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >>. Read more...

I have the flu and took alka-seltzer plus night severe cold & flu (1 fast relief mix in packets) about 5 mins ago. I breastfeed. Is it safe to nurse?

Would not. There are certain meds in the cold and flu variety Would not take this and breast feed. Will not hurt the child long term but might make the child irritable. Try to take nothing more than acetaminophen when breast feeding BEst wishes. Read more...

How can you tell if you have the flu or just a bad cold?

Cold vs Flu symptoms. Flu symptoms may include fever, sore throat, cough, achiness all over, headache, chills, feeling tired, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Colds are usually much milder than the flu and often lead to a runny nose. Colds don’t usually lead to serious complications (i.e., pneumonia). Read more...

Can you get the flu or cold in cold weather? I have the flu but mom says don't go outside, you'll get more sick.

Influenza. This disease more commonly occurs during the winter months, but cold weather has no causative effect. It is doubtful that you will become increasingly sick, but best to stay at rest, drink lots of liquids and take otc meds to alleviate symptoms. Getting exposed to people with other infections is not a good idea. Hope you are better soon. Read more...

If you have the flu and a cold sore and accidentally cough on your underwear, will this cause you to have herpes on genitals?

Unlikely BUT. I cant imagine how this situation could occur but I guess yes it is possible IF you cough on your underwear with an active cold sore, that the virus could be passed. Not IMPOSSIBLE.... Read more...