Sick.. and on my FINAL week :(
Ugh! Mamas.. I am totally sick.. I caught something late last week and figured I would shake it over the weekend.. hasn't happened yet :(
If you all could send me good vibes.. I would much appreciate it!
Any tricks to shaking a really awful cold without many/any meds? I have been drinking OJ like I am being paid for it.. trying to rest.. I look like the walking dead.. ha! I just really pray I can get super healthy before the baby decides to come :( I feel like I have mass drainage now.. so I think that means it could be on it's way out? Who knows.. sigh!
Cold Remedy #3: Blow your nose often, but do it the proper way. It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can carry germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages, causing earache. The best way to blow your nose is to press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other.
Cold Remedy #4: Use saline nasal sprays or make your own salt water rinse to irrigate your nose. Salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose. Here's a popular recipe:
Mix 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 8 ounces of warm water. Fill a bulb syringe with this mixture (or use a Neti pot, available at most health foods stores). Lean your head over a basin, and using the bulb syringe, gently squirt the salt water into your nose. Hold one nostril closed by applying light finger pressure while squirting the salt mixture into the other nostril. Let it drain. Repeat two to three times, and then treat the other nostril.