SYMPTOMATIC TREATMENT FOR COLDS, SINUSES, EARACHES, SORE THROAT, VIRUSES PREVENTION:
Drink at least two quarts of water daily. Perform frequent hand washing. Avoid cigarette smoke and other allergens. Breathe fresh air, avoid drafts. Do deep breathing exercises to increase circulation to nasal
passages and lungs. Use paper cups in bathrooms. Replace toothbrushes or put through dishwasher.
TREATMENT At onset of symptoms put feet in hot water for 20
minutes, then in place in cold water, dry and keep covered in socks.
Keep regular sleep schedule.
Take naps as needed. Sleep in plenty of fresh air but avoid drafts. Eat sparingly at the usual meal times. Avoid sugar as it decreases the immune response and increases
number of viruses. Avoid fat as it also decreases the immune response and WBC
activity. Take Vitamins A, C, and D. With fever, sweating & nasal discharge increase fluid intake above
2 quarts. Avoid Caffeine as it reduces blood flow to nasal passages and
throat. Keep hands, feet, neck and ears warm. Keep bowel movements regulated, avoid constipation.
Gargle with hot water.
· Place hot compress to throat or chest.
EARACHE: Gargle with hot water. Position heat from a lamp, hot water bottle or heating pad for one half
hour to reduce pain. A hot foot bath will also relieve ear pain.
NASAL CONGESTION Diphenhydramine is a safe antihistamine unless you have glaucoma (high eye pressure.
Perform hot foot bath.
ULCERS Dissolve charcoal in mouth.
COUGH: Drink large amounts of water. Steam treatments and showers. Teas: mint, red clover, lemon
grass; Mullein/slippery elm teas soothe & have some expectorant effects. Dextromethorphan is a strong safe cough suppresent.
of toxicity require you to call your doctors include: