Wednesday, 4 May 2016

How To Treat Cold At Work

Hey Friends,

I am sure every working guy will surely relate to this!

There is no fixed time when your morning starts; it could start with the early morning client call which you take up from home before reaching office. Or it could even start when you reach home from your late night shift, working on your deliverable. If you are lucky then you might have no early morning client calls, with ample time to gulp your breakfast and reach your desk before your Lead.

Working all day in the AC and long client calls, might appear exiting, but it is not so for your throat. It is very likely that you face throat irritations, cold and dry cough often leading to throat congestion and pain due to sore throat. As a result you consume lozenges, candies (which are still there in your drawer) or gulp down hot coffee available at the nearest vending machine which provides relief to your scratching throat as well as keeps you awake. Looking out for a cure?

A few things that you should consider:

  • Know your cough and the reason behind the same: Cough due to Cold, or long calls over the phone or due to smoking are different and needs to be treated differently.
  •  Hot Tea/ Coffee:Instead of your regular practice of drinking cold water after hot tea, doing the opposite actually solves  half the problem. 
  •  Warm water: Drinking warm water or Soup is also a good way of soothing the inflammation in the throat.
  • Sugar Lozenges: The lozenges or candies that you consume all day, is a strict NO NO if you are trying to reduce  tummy fat or already halfway in the battle if tooth cavities.
  •  Yogi Kanthika: Try a Yogi Kanthika, easily available at a medicine store near you or online. It is 100% Ayurvedic and 0% sugar and it has a good record of providing relief from throat ailment.        
  • Raw Ginger: One of the few things effective things you can try at office is to chew raw ginger on and off throughout the day to reduce your cough.
  • Lemon and Honey: Lemon juice with honey added in hot water makes a good cough syrup and if consumes empty stomach in the morning helps reduce Tummy Fat as well.

  However, if problems persist over more than a week, then consult a doctor. Go, Rush Now before it leads to Flu !!! If you have any other suggestions, please mention them in the comments.

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