Diet & Health

Treat Your Flu Through 3 Useful Home Remedies

Flu Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)

 Young woman having flu blowing her nose

Flu Causes:

  • Influenza Virus
  • Influenza Virus type A, B, and C
  • Highly Contagious Disease

Useful Home Remedies

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Drink up:

Make sure to take enough fluids if you suffer from flu. Sometimes due to flu vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration.

 Chicken Noodle Soup

Sip Some Soup:

“I believe that chicken soup does help with symptoms,” says Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, professor of family medicine at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport. But not all doctors agree that chemistry alone explains the soup’s apparent benefits. “When you lean over a bowl of hot chicken soup and the vapor gets up your nose, you feel better but some [of the benefit] is clearly emotional. It just makes you feel better having someone make soup for you.”

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Take Plenty of Rest:

Always listen to your body for not making it worse in flu symptoms. “Another way of supporting the body’s ability to fight infection,” MD, professor of family medicine at East Tennessee State University in Kingsport. But not all doctors agree that chemistry alone explains the soup’s apparent benefits.

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