Although I often find myself suffering through them, hangovers are far up on my list of most hated ailments. For those of you who have been fortunate enough to avoid such misery, the symptoms normally include nausea, vomiting, headaches, dehydration, jitteriness and the like. While lying in bed generally unable to function, you also get to piece together the prior evening and relive each regrettable moment. Not sounding appealing to you? Well, besides the obvious suggestion to drink less, here are some methods known to lessen the blow. Continue reading
Nothing can ruin your day more than a sore throat and I definitely speak from experience. I’ve been a veteran, surviving strep throat for 3 years in a row until I finally started tackling my sore throat symptoms the first day I felt the signs of an itch coming. So here they all are: The tried and true tricks and trade secrets that get my seal of approval for getting rid of that pesky sore throat. Continue reading
So, for the 2nd time, our daughter Olivia caught a horrible cold for the holidays. Last year she was sick the day after Christmas, this year we started the New Year off pretty crummy. 2 days prior she sounded slightly nasally, but while sitting down for breakfast New Years Day, everything changed and our cozy breakfast went down the tubes. In a time span of about 25 minutes, my husband and I actually watched her enter the throes of her full-blown cold. Her nose started running profusely, eyes watered. Her congestion to the point she had a wet cough. In her short 2 years and 2 months, this kid has never had a cough. She was cranky and clingy and just a mess, and there were a few things (beyond all of the tissues, booger suctioning and lysol-ing ’til the cows came home) that made the following 7 days of icky-ness a bit more bearable for all of us. Continue reading
Prescription and Over the Counter Allergy Medications can leave you feeling anywhere from groggy and worn down to jittery and hyped up. Trying some of these home remedies for allergy symptom relief may help you to take less medication this allergy season or avoid it all together.