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How To Take Care Of Yourself When You're Sick

Watch more Cough, Flu, & Cold Remedies videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Nurse yourself better when you're sick with these feel-better-fast tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get lots of rest Get lots of rest. Don't try to work out, and make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Tip Don't worsen your situation—and get others sick—by going out or going to work. Step 2: Take Vitamin C Take in lots of vitamin C with supplements or through fluids like orange juice. Step 3: Eat dark chocolate Eat a little dark chocolate for its antioxidant qualities. Step 4: Use humidifier If you have a cough, put a humidifier near your bed, or wherever you're resting, to help you breath easier. Step 5: Drink warm fluids Take in warm fluids like soups and teas. Step 6: Keep yourself hydrated Keep yourself hydrated with lots of water and an occasional electrolyte drink. Step 7: Avoid dairy products Avoid dairy products, which can uncomfortably coat the throat and mouth, as well as cause an upset stomach. Step 8: Rest Rest, rest, rest. Tip If you still feel lousy, try some over-the-counter medication—like ibuprofen, acetaminophen or cough syrup—to alleviate some of your symptoms. They won't cure you, but you'll feel better. Step 9: Wait it out Wait it out. It likely will take a few days for your sickness to run its course. But if your symptoms persist—or worsen dramatically—see a doctor! Did You Know? The number one way to prevent the spread of illness is by washing your hands.
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