Symptoms Of A Cold
If you have been feeling a little under the weather you may be wondering if you are experiencing the symptoms of a cold. A cold is easy to catch and many times hard to shake once you have it. The best thing you can do is work to keep those symptoms of a cold under control and get plenty of rest.
- Sneezing – One of the most annoying symptoms of a cold is the sneezing. It comes at the most inopportune time and you want to make sure that you always have tissues with you. It might just be a sneeze with nothing behind it, or let’s face it, depending on how the cold is going; you could have a lot of snot on your hands (literally). Wash your hands often to keep the germs away.
- Cough – Much like a sneeze, a cough is one of the symptoms of a cold that can easily spread germs to other people. You may have a dry cough that scratches at your throat, or you could have some phlegm that comes up with it. Many times it is the cough that wears you out. Make sure that you are coughing into your elbow to avoid the spread of the germs.
- Sore Throat- As one of the symptoms of a cold, you may have a sore throat due to nasal drip. It could also be that as you cough it could make it feel a little rough. You can use throat lozenges to help make that area feel better. Also as part of recovery you should drink lots of liquids. This can also relive some of the uncomfortable feeling.
- Runny nose – Along with the symptoms of a cold that include sneezing and coughing, you might also experience a runny nose. Honestly, the frustration that you feel when you just have snot pouring out of your nose can be unbearable. Tissues will be of the utmost importance, so don’t leave home without them. If you can, purchase the tissues that have lotion inside so that you don’t end up irritating your nose even more.
- Tired/Weak feeling – As with many types of sickness being tired and weak comes along with the territory. There is only one real solution to being tired and weak. Get some rest. While lying on the couch and just watching television is okay, sleep is going to be the best thing to do to combat with the symptoms of a cold. If you still aren’t up to par and the cold is still lingering, use this time to catch up on your sleep. (This is a great way to get out of housework, dates or dinners that you just don’t want to attend, and anything else that you don’t feel like doing.
As soon as you notice the symptoms of a cold, start taking it easy so your body can start to heal.