20 Natural Remedies to Get the Family Through Cold & Flu Season

Megan Zander | Oct 4, 2018 Being a Mom
20 Natural Remedies to Get the Family Through Cold & Flu Season

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Fall is finally here. That means it's time to bust out our boxes of seasonal decor and start thinking about what's on the menu for Thanksgiving. But along with all the fun the colder months bring, it's also the season when germs love to stop by for a visit. And if the flu or a cold takes down one member of the household, chances are good that soon everyone's going to be reaching for the tissues. 

Plenty of rest, fluids, those good tissues infused with lotion, and a solid Netflix watchlist can go a long way toward helping the people we love to feel better when sick. But there are also great natural remedies that can make fighting through cold and flu season a little easier.

Modern medicine is amazing at helping us feel better when we're ill, but as any parent who's taken their kid to the doctor for a common cold knows, there isn't always a prescription that can help. 

Of course, over-the-counter cough drops and cold medicines are always an option. But sometimes we want to try something that's chemical-free and all-natural to help us on the road to recovery. Or maybe we're not feeling well ourselves and just don't have the energy to get dressed, get in the car, and go to the pharmacy. 

Luckily, there are natural ways to fight the cold and flu that can be just as effective as anything found in a store. Many of these natural cold remedies can be whipped up quickly and easily, using ingredients that are probably already in the house. Be sure to check in with a doctor if symptoms worsen or don't improve. And it's always a good call to run any essential oils or herbal ingredients by the pediatrician before using with infants and small children. Feel better soon!

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