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Tips & Advice for Cough, Cold & Flu Relief

When you are suffering from a cough, a full-blown cold or flu, your immune system has a lot of work to do. Look at our tips below which can help to make you feel better soon.


  • Keep hydrated - drink water. Doing this helps your immune system fight the sickness and can also help loosen mucus and replenish the lost fluids from blowing your nose.
  • Stay rested - give you immune system a little help by resting, this will help your body direct the energy towards to immune battle and help get you back to feeling yourself again.
  • Steamy shower - help moisturise your nasal passages and relax by sitting near, or having a steamy shower.
  • Ice cubes - if your throat hurts from a tickly or dry cough, try eating some ice cubes to help soothe the soreness and pain.
  • Elevate you head - If you’re suffering from a cold, try sleeping with an extra pillow. Being slightly elevated can help drain the congestion so you sleep better.
  • Use sanitizer - by keeping an alcohol based hand sanitizer with you, you can kill the germs and prevent any of your friends and family also getting sick.


  • Smoking – by avoiding smoke or second hand smoke will help avoid unnecessary irritation to your nose, throat and lungs.
  • Spread the germs - by coughing into a tissue and washing your hands with soap after you can avoid the spread of germs.
  • Sleeping on your back - try and avoid phlegm flowing up and irritating your throat, but sleeping in an inclined position which will help prevent coughing at night.