How to relieve cold & flu SYMPTOMS
A cold is something that can affect anyone at anytime and unfortunately there is no cure.1 This does not mean that the symptoms can’t be treated; there are many things that you can do to help relieve symptoms. These include:
· Drinking lots of fluids2
· Getting plenty of rest2
· Gargling salt water or drinking hot water with honey and lemon can help relieve a sore throat2
· Paracetamol and ibuprofen can help relieve any aches, pains, fevers or headaches.1
· Otrivin nasal sprays and drops aren't a cure for colds but they can help you alleviate a congested nose.3
1 Common cold - Management. NICE CKS. Available from https://cks.nice.org.uk/common-cold#!scenario (Accessed 10 July 2018).
2 NPS Medicinewise, 2017. “What can I do to relieve my symptoms?” Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) – nose, throat and lungs. https://www.nps.org.au/medical-info/consumer-info/respiratory-tract-infections-rtis-nose-throat-and-lungs?c=what-can-i-do-to-relieve-my-symptoms-a34a0344. (Accessed 06-02-2019).
3 OGSK (2017). Otrivin Adult Consumer Medicine Information/Product Information. (Accessed on 06-02-2019. Latest update: June 2017).