1. Get your Flu shot!!! If you're sick wait 2-3 weeks, but if you're not do it ASAP! 2. Take your vitamins, during a time of sickness 2,000-3,000 mg of Vitamin C is your friend. If you're not sick and someone you know is take airborne. 3. Use honey as cough syrup and drink tea for sore throats. it's cheaper and better for you. 4. Take an antihistamine for nasal stuffiness, Benadryl is the best, but for daytime use Zyrtec or Claritin.
5. For nasal congestion use Sudafed, unless you have high blood pressure than you can only use a nasal rinse like the Neti-pot or Saline solution. 6. Rest! 8-9 hours of sleep per night is required to get better. 7. Exercise, but light. Keep your heart rate under 100 bpm till you're better.
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i take care of very sick children as a nurse and every time i start to get down on myself i think how lucky i am that me and my husband have 2 healthy kids. the parents of the kids that i take care of have great outlooks on life even with sick kids, so why shouldn't i with 2 healthy kids
Not that I'd really recommend it but sometimes the kick in the butt you need is to get really sick. I got sick recently to the point of almost dying and my body pretty much made me start trying to get healthier. Its even rejecting some unhealthy things like pop from it. I used to drink at least a can or two a day and now I've not been able to drink pop in almost a week. I've been literally craving water and having to drink non-stop because I get so dehydrated every few hours.
Being very sick can literally be the solution you need to become healthier.
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