The Ultimate Sick Guide

Hey, feisty ones!

I’d like to take a break from my useless rambling and angry writing and create a guide to help those in school or even at home when flu season comes around. It’s that time of the year when we all pray to whatever we believe in to not get sick. Just a simple weather change can prompt the worst sinus infection of your life. Living on campus and far away from family, I’ve had to learn to be quite the doctor on my own.  Here’s a few things I’ve figured out on my own:

  • Sinus Infection: When I have a sinus infection, a very hot shower and a perfect mixture of essentials oils work the best. However, if you prefer a faster recovery, it is best to take the medication for it or see a doctor if things don’t get better. Here’s the recipe I use for my diffuser:
    • 2 drops Eucalyptus oil.
    • 2 drops Thyme oil.
    • 3 drops Peppermint oil.
    • 3 drops Rosemary oil.
  • Upset Stomach: Usually an upset stomach isn’t a huge deal, but for me, I must pay close attention to what is going on. I have a sensitive stomach and since giving up gluten, due to an intolerance, I watch what I put in my mouth closely. Most of the time, just laying down and resting can naturally allow the body to calm down. If you are in a rush, there are the usuals, like Pepto-Bismol, Tums, and MiraLax. If you prefer a more natural way, a drop of Digize on a thumb and to the roof of a mouth should help settle it in about fifteen minutes.
  • Flu/Cold: The worst thing that can happen to a person is to get the flu/cold in the middle of the week or semester. If this happens, all bets are off, and it is full-on war. Bring out all the big guns, Nyquil, Dayquil, and sleep mdeications are an essential. Cough drops and throat spray. Always have peppermint oil going in your diffuser. Hot teas or coffees will be your best friend. Sending a quick prayer to whoever you believe in wouldn’t hurt either, and if all else fails, you can always go to the hospital for a higher dosage and stronger meds.

I hope this helps anyone that is sick, and I wish you a speedy recovery. If you have any home remedies or tips, please don’t be shy and share them in the comments below. Have a great rest of the month and don’t forget that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Stay Feisty!

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