When it is cold like this it is easy to get chilled, and attract colds, if you have been able to miss them so far, well done, please do continue to be sensible. If you have succumbed to winter bugs, make sure you get plenty of rest and wrap up warm to stop them coming back.
One of the remedies I have been prescribing to my clients for colds this winter is mercurius. With a mercurius* fever, you may be easily chilled or overheated - any change in temperature you will notice. You may also change between feeling hot chilled and cold chilled. You may perspire easily, but not feel any better for it, and you may have catarrhal symptoms. Your cold may be dry at night, and have greenish / yellowish snot during the day. You may also have the unpleasant sense of excessive salivation, maybe even unlucky enough to dribble, with a constant desire to swallow. Your throat may be sore, with a sensation of something stuck in it, and you may have ulcers in your mouth or throat You could try a mercurius 30c. If it helps, but symptoms return quickly, you may want to try putting one in water and sipping as needed. If in any doubt, please do book an acute appointment to help you feel well soon.
Of course, you would do well to eat warm nourishing foods, such as soups and broths. I enjoy roasting garlic, onion and vegetables such as squash or sweet potatoes until they are tender, then cooking with a some stock, mixed herbs and lentils for 20 to 30 mins until cooked. You can either blend or eat it as a chunky stew. Simple and nourishing for the immune system.
There are lots more tips on self care for winter colds here .
If you are feeling unwell, please do listen to your body, make a point of getting some extra rest and correcting any negative eating habits to give yourself the best chance of keeping well.
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