Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flu Fighter

I just read this great article from Kiwi Magazine about taking care of yourself when you have the flu. Of course, getting a flu shot each year is the single best thing you can do for yourself to prevent the flu, but just in case it's too late here's a great tip from Kiwi:

At night before bed, get a pair of white cotton socks and a pair of wool socks. Wring the cotton socks under cool water and put on feet. Place wool socks over them and go to bed. Don’t walk around the house in wet socks, make sure you go right to bed. While you are sleeping, the cool wet socks will help draw heat and congestion from the upper respiratory system down to your feet, gradually drying the socks. You’ll wake in the morning feeling less congested. Works great for both kids and adults!
I would never have though of this - I've had my flu shot this year, but I'm definitely going to try it next time I've got a cold!

Be sure to pop over and read the rest of their awesome flu-fighting tips here.

Posted by Liz of Pink Lemonade

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