The warming air temperature may not signal the start of winter, but it’s still a good time to boost your immune system and prepare for the cold and flu season. Family medicine doctor Ivica Cvetković and phytoaromatherapist Maja Žalac suggest that while it may not be possible to completely avoid these illnesses, taking proactive steps to strengthen your immunity can help you recover quickly if you do get sick.
It’s important to understand the symptoms of each illness, as they can be different. Cold symptoms typically appear gradually, starting with a sore throat and followed by a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and a dry and unproductive cough. To alleviate these symptoms, Dr. Cvetković recommends rest, tea, a light diet, nasal drops for a blocked nose, and lozenges with vitamin C, echinacea or sage for a sore throat. On the other hand