The warming air temperature may not indicate the start of winter, but it’s still a good time to strengthen immunity and prepare for the cold and flu season. Dr. Ivica Cvetković, MD, a family medicine doctor, and Maja Žalac, a phytoaromatherapist, advise that while it may not be possible to completely avoid these illnesses, it is possible to contribute to a quicker recovery should you fall ill. They also caution on distinguishing between cold, flu, and corona virus symptoms as each illness can have different complications.
Dr. Cvetković explains that cold symptoms usually appear gradually, beginning with a sore throat and followed by a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and a dry and unproductive cough. He recommends rest, tea, a light diet as well as nasal drops for a blocked nose