Cold symptoms

Alleviate cold symptoms

08. June 2023

Adults usually go through a cold up to three times a year with the typical features of cough, cold and sore throat. The cause is usually pathogens and viruses transmitted by droplet infection.

In most cases, a cold is unproblematic and is completely cured after a week at the latest. After one to two days, the sore throat, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing and redness should also have subsided considerably.

Nevertheless, the complaints are unpleasant and restrict everyday life enormously - especially at work. A few simple measures can alleviate cold symptoms quickly and effectively.

Droplet infection and the common cold

Tips for sore throats, hoarseness and coughing.

Silence is golden

If you have a sore throat, you should take it easy on your voice. Most colds also affect the larynx and vocal cords. Therefore, you should speak as little as possible. Whispering also damages the voice. So if you have something to say, it is best to say it as succinctly as possible and at a normal volume.

Stay at home

If you feel very tired, weak and unwell, it is better to stay at home and take a short break. How about a hot full bath with cold bath additive? Try it out, a day off without stress and obligations often works wonders and is much healthier and more effective than dragging out a cold.

Gargle to sooth your throat

Mix half a teaspoon of salt to approx. 0.4 l of lukewarm water or use a strong herbal tea infusion, e.g. chamomile or sage tea. Take a big gulp in your mouth and gargle extensively. This will keep your mucous membranes moist and reduce the spread of cold viruses. Drinking soothes throat and pharynx Too much or too little mucus causes irritation in the throat and makes you clear your throat all the time.

This puts additional strain on the irritated areas. Warm or cold drinks noticeably relieve the discomfort. Drink what is good for you. Hot drinks such as herbal tea or lemon juice diluted with water can be flavoured with a spoonful of honey. Special throat teas contain effective herbs such as sage, camomile, aniseed, fennel or ginger.

Do something good for yourself

Whether you're recovering at home or going about your daily routine at work. With their naturally pure ingredients, Grether's soft pastilles provide a soothing sensation in the mouth and throat.