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Intermediate: B1


I usually get a cold every year. But strangely enough, I haven't got a cold yet since I take a sauna regularly.

Every year in winter, I have sinusitis. It is chronic sinusitis. So I have headaches and a stuffy nose, especially at night. And so I have very bad nights for about 8 to 10 days. Only antibiotics can relieve me.

How often do you get a cough or a cold? What do you recommend?

fortunately i have seldom got a cold or a cough, but iv got a cold 3 month ago.
I recommend the consumption of the natural vitamin c , strongly. I myself drink the mix of orange and kiwi juice .
4 glasses a day when I feel getting a cold. one of the other useful prescription for you is eating the steamed pomegranate and the steamed turnip, never forget to consume lemon and garlic as the so helpful in order to treat in time , it makes you revive and you see how you are energetic again ,then the symptoms of disease disappeared .as possible as you can you should avoid to consume chemical medication and antibiotic . they just make your immune system weak.

In very rarely I have a cough or cold, usually I eat very well and take multivitamins, but in order to prevent this type of symptoms I drink a lot of orange juice.

I don't know why but I usually get a cough during an exam. It disturbing me and makes me can't concentrate. I usually drink warm water with lime juice, honey, and cinnamon powder in it. It pretty much helping me to relieve the cough.

I have a gastric reflux since august 2018 and so far I still have a reflux in the morning. because of of the acidity it really hurts, particularly my throat and tongue. I am tired with taking medicines. I can confirm that I loose the taste.

I always catch a cold once a year in January, I do not use any chemical medicine, only lemon

I m not very often sick, but also have periods when the cold catch me. That is usually during summer, when I work every day, and in period between (ending summer and starting autmun). For me typically is cough (like my throat is the weakest part of me), it s hard, it lasts about week or two, so I use syrup or seawater, it really helps.

I get sick up to three times a year of cough or cold and sometimes I get asthma.
I recommend getting a flu shot and covering yourself when it's cold and avoid eating cold things.

Luckily, I seldom get a cold or a cough in the last years. But last winter I had a bad influence. I'm not keen on medicines, so I worried about staying in bed, drinking more, lowering the temperature with cold wraps of water on my forehead. For all antibiotics, it's absolutely needful a doctor's prescription! I strongly recommend it!