Avoid sugar, honey, maple syrup or fruit juice because they immediately weaken the immune system.
Avoid all dairy products: milk, cheese or yogurt as they will increase mucus.
Don’t go more than 4 hours without eating something, even if it’s just soup, miso, or bone broth.
No aspirin, tylenol or Ibuprofen to lower a fever, unless it is really necessary.
Drink at least 64 ounces of room temperature or hot water throughout the day.
Soak in an Epsom Salt bath to relieve body aches.
Do any of the following three times daily:
1) Wrap up in a blanket with a heating pad and sweat for 1 to 2 hours.
2) Take a hot bath, and afterwards, wrap up in a blanket and sweat for 1 to 2 hours.
3) Soak thin cotton socks in water, wring them out, and put them in the freezer just before bedtime. When you go to bed put them on followed by a pair of heavier dry socks, and get under the covers.
Your body runs a fever to try and kill the invading virus or bacteria, and this is one of many things a strong immune system does. So don’t suppress it, support it by getting under thick covers to avoid losing this internal heat. This is how you “break” a fever. Otherwise your temperature will continue to rise.
For your sinuses;
Boil water and place in a bowl. Place a towel over your head and the bowl so that no steam escapes. Breathe in through your nose and exhale. Then breathe in through mouth and exhale. Continue this process until the steam is gone.
Do a warm salt water nasal wash to move mucus accumulation, and to keep mucus membranes from drying out, and becoming swollen.
Immune Enhancers: Colostrum, echinacea, astragalus, oil of oregano, elderberry, cordyceps / mushrooms Take suggested dose every 4 hours with Vitamin C.
Friar's Balsam – if prescribed. Take ½ dropper in 6 ounces of hot water and swallow every 4 hours. And ½ dropper in bowl of boiling water as a steam and follow the procedure for steam listed above.
Rest, Rest, Rest! - Do not return to your regular activities, or work until all symptoms have subsided.