While it’s always important to visit the doctor, and to get regular checkups, you can do some things at home to help with the things that ail you, especially when they are things that the doctor isn’t going to be able to do much about. Go in with a cold he’ll tell you to rest.
While rest is good, there are some other things to help you stop sneezing and coughing. Colds aren’t the only ailments that can be dealt with from the comfort of your own home with some nice natural products.
Fighting A Spring Cold
It’s likely at some point you had a grandmother or a great grandmother that used some sort of natural, herbal concoctions on you when you were feeling under the weather. Whether she made you a special tea or she rubbed some camphor on your back to help you stop coughing, these treatments are less invasive that some of the over-the-counter medications people tend to down on a regular basis now.
If a spring cold has got you feeling under the weather, up your intake of vitamin C, whether you eat more orange, drink some orange juice, or take a vitamin. The boost to your immune system will do wonders.
Next time you are at the store, buy yourself an aloe vera plant. Instead of buying the store supplied aloe gel that contains alcohol, which will have the complete opposite effect you want, run some fresh aloe on your sunburn. It cools, heals, and soothes. The alcohol laced kind will just dry your skin out more, making your burn all the more painful.
Dealing With Allergies
The best way to fight allergies is to eat honey sourced locally. You’ll fight your allergies from the inside out, using just the things that are likely causing your allergies. It also helps to keep your windows closed, and pay attention to the pollen counts each day.
If you get a dry scratchy throat with your allergies, find something natural to soothe it, like chewing on a fresh sprig of mint or eating something juicy like grapes or watermelon.
Healing Dry Skin
While dry skin may more often be a winter thing, it can happen in the summer as well, especially if you swim a lot and don’t moisturize after being in pool water. If you have skin sensitive to lotions, use some coconut oil to moisturize your skin instead. You can add a drop or two of natural essential oils to add some scent.
If your dry skin has gotten itchy, you made it into some poison ivy, or got bit up by mosquitoes, or you simply have hives from some other annoying allergy, soak in a bath of fresh oatmeal. Oatmeal is soothing and itch relieving and you’ll feel better in no time.