Summer colds, less frequent than their winter counterparts, can be pretty miserable. Experiencing continuous runny nose, sneezing and fever, cough, fever, body and muscle aches, and sometimes mouth blisters during the extreme hot weather can annoy you to the core. So, as summers arrive, keep yourself well-versed with how you can tackle them. Below is a rundown of some home remedies that will help you fight the infection.

Hydration: Drink plenty of water to loosen mucus and prevent dehydration. One can consume a cup of water with a pinch of salt in it for better results.

Vitamin C: Consider a daily dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin K rich fruits, vegetables and foods.

Coriander leaves: Grind coriander leaves into a thick paste and apply the paste on your forehead for some time. As per a report by Madhavi Rathod of Vedic Healing, coriander leaves consist of nearly 30 percent of the suggested vitamin C, which helps to cure cold and flu.

Ginger and palm jaggery: Another useful home remedy can be ginger and palm jaggery tea to loosen congestion and soothe a scratchy throat. Grate or slice the ginger and put it in boiling water. Then, add the palm jaggery and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea and drink it hot for better results.

Use eucalyptus oil: Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam. Repeat the process for several minutes. You can also dilute the oil with coconut oil or jojoba oil and apply the mix to your chest or throat for relief.

Other than the home remedies, follow some simple steps towards self-care and hygiene to fasten your healing process:

  1. Frequent Handwashing: This is the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs including those that lead to summer colds. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in public places, using the restroom, etc.

  2. Sleep well:  Sleep for at least 7-9 hours daily and avoidGetting enough sleep can help your body recover quicker. physical activity throughout the day.

  3. Keep your surroundings clean: Disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched to reduce spread of germs.

  4. Avoid close contact with sick people: If you know someone who is sick avoid close contact with them to minimise your risk of catching their illnesses.

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