Colds are always going around, but it does seem like “the season” for colds to be happening. My little ones have had a horrible cough that they are getting over, but it finally caught up with me! Yuck. So that just got me thinking about what I can do to help deal with this cough. I feel pretty good except of the dreaded cough. I’m doing good, and all of a sudden this feeling, I know what it is, it’s a coughing attack. Not such a big deal at home, just annoying. Out in public is another story. The feeling comes and I try to get out the door as fast as I can. If I’m lucky enough to have an escape. To cough that horrible cough until the attack has subsided.
It also got me thinking about the effects of fragrances. I know for me chemical fragrances are very irritating. Even more so when I have a cold. I hate walking through isles at the store that have detergents and soaps. I dread when someone sits next to me that is covered in perfume or scented lotion. I have had to move away and find a new seat, or try my best not to breath in the perfume while hugging a friend. And if I have a cold, these fragrances can be intolerable and cause a coughing attack. Normally they can cause a headache and sore throat by exposure, so it’s even worse when I have a cold.
Things I do for my cold.
Try to get rest
Drink lots of water
Take a spoon of honey
Drink “tea” – hot water with honey and bergamot oil (1-3 drops)
Avoid being in an area that is overly warm. Warm dry air can trigger coughing.
Take vitamins/supplements and eat healthy.
Avoid sugar. Sugar suppresses the immune system.
Here are some pages to check out for ideas to help a cough.
About fragrances and their effects.