In many parts of the world, the snow and ice is slowly receding, being replaced with clouds, rain and even a little bit of sunshine. But the later part of winter and early part of spring still brings the risk of catching the flu. Influenza season can run as late as May reports the CDC.
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But with temperatures on the rise and winter jackets being stowed away for the season, it can be easy to get caught off-guard by getting the flu; it may just mean you don’t on hand have some of the over-the-counter medications we often turn to for help overcoming a serious head cold or the flu. So, what natural remedies should you consider in looking for help dealing with your flu?
Blow Your Nose, A Lot
Perhaps the most obvious response to the arrival of a nasty flu is to make regular efforts to keep the nose and sinus areas as clear as possible. That means blowing your nose regularly, depending on the level of congestion.
This is an important part of removing phlegm and excess mucus from the body, helping it fight off the bacteria that often accompanies these thick, problematic fluids. Blowing the nose and clearing out airways is even more important for anyone who has serious respiratory issues that could lead to complications.