A stuffy nose can be taken by surprise at any moment. However, it is not always necessary to go straight to the pharmacy for the most expensive medicine in the hope that it will immediately help. At first glance, ordinary homemade recipes can be effective.
As soon as you feel the first signs of a cold (feel like a stuffy nose or a sore throat), drink two to three cups of warm tea with honey, raspberries or lemon. By the way, tea should not be scalding, so you will only harm yourself. You can also use warmed milk with honey and a little soda. Do not tolerate the disease, as they say, on your legs. After taking the tea, apply pepper plaster to your feet or rub them with warming ointment, then put on your socks and go to bed. Usually, after sleeping and drinking plenty of fluids, the sick person feels much better. If the measures taken were insufficient, move on to more intensive treatment.
With a severe cold, it is not always worth rushing to the pharmacy for drops, since natural remedies can help just as well and, moreover, will not harm the body. Bury your nose with menthol, peach, sea buckthorn oil or an oily solution of vitamin A. Honey drops are perfect for fighting the common cold. Their preparation is not particularly difficult, it is enough just to dilute the honey with a small amount of warm water. Instill such drops 3 or 4 times a day, 5-10 drops in each nostril.
For colds, it gives tangible results and taking baths with the addition of special extracts or medicinal plants. However, remember that at elevated temperatures this is contraindicated, otherwise you risk only aggravating your condition. If you do take a bath, do it before bed. Also, make sure that the water temperature is within 35-38 degrees. The bathing time should not be longer than 15 minutes. You can add oak leaves, mint, sage, chamomile flowers, oregano, yarrow and much more to the water (you can buy collections of these plants at the pharmacy).
In many cases, with a runny nose, a sore throat is not long in coming. You can fight it by rinsing with decoctions of herbs (sage, chamomile). These plants have anti-inflammatory and emollient effects. Preparing such a broth is quite simple: for one tablespoon of the herb there is a glass of water (it must be brought to a boil). Infuse the broth for 15-20 minutes, and then gargle with it 4 or 5 times a day.