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Saturday, 30 April 2016

5 Tips to Stay Healthy During Rainy and Cold Seasons



The rainy season is here! It’s that time of the year when most people start sneezing and wheezing while others snuggle up in sweaters and fur coats just to stay warm. Also coughs and colds tend to take a lot of people down with the season, so it becomes important to know what one can do to keep healthy during rainy seasons.

Here are 5 Tips to keep you and your family healthy this season...



Maintain Good Personal Hygiene:          To stay healthy this season, it’s important that you wash hands regularly with soap and running water. Also always use tissue papers and handkerchiefs when sneezing or blowing ones nose to avoid spreading bacteria and disease-causing germs. Use hand sanitizers to clean up from time to time to avoid contracting infections from touching and handshakes.

Eat Healthy:       What you eat can help to increase your immunity in the cold seasons. Eating more of Vegetables such as pumpkin leaves, water leaves, carrots, and fruits rich in Vitamin C like oranges.

Drink a lot of Water:      Water helps to keep you from being dehydrated, aids improved metabolism and also helps regulate your body temperature. Drinking more water this season is necessary to stay healthy.


Avoid Getting caught In The rain:              It’s not every time the rain gives an advance warning. So, it’s advisable to keep an umbrella close by, in your hand bag or in the car. This becomes especially important for people who are asthmatic or have any form of allergy, as getting soaked in the rain can easily predispose you to an allergic reaction or the flu.


Keep Close home remedies:      Right from way back in history, several home remedies have always come handy in cold and flu seasons. Some of them include Honey, peppers, Cinnamon, Ginger, Menthol, Lemon, etc. Keep these remedies close by and stay healthy all through the season!



Honey Based Cough Remedy for the Season:


One symptom that regularly shows up during the cold and flu season is cough. It could be as a result of accumulated phlegm (catarrh) in the respiratory tract, or an allergic reaction to the flu or inhaled substances.
Honey has been shown by research to provide relief for coughs, even in nocturnal coughs in children. Honey has potent antimicrobial as well as anti-allergic properties which offer great benefits in cough and flu.
Koflet by Himalaya Drug Company is a Honey-based, non-drowsy cough syrup that offers great benefits in both productive and dry cough. The mucolytic and expectorant properties reduce the viscosity of bronchial secretions and facilitate expectoration of phlegm.

Indications:

  • Cough associated with acute and chronic upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Smoker’s cough
  • Cough due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 

Dosage:           Adults – 10mls 3 t0 4 times daily

                                Children – 5mls 3 to 4 times daily

Side effects:

Koflet is not known to have any side effects if taken as per the prescribed dosage. However, Koflet is not recommended in pregnancy even though it is non-teratogenic.
Available in most pharmacy stores Nationwide. Or call any of these numbers
Lagos:              08113942544, 08113954831, 08035459075,
Abuja:              08159393424
South East (Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi, Asaba):           08112194203
South South (Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers):          08150655072, 08062556835
Ibadan:                        08124688824
North:  (Kaduna, Plateau, Nassarawa)            08071893817
Edo/Delta:       08159393413, 08038088776

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