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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE ~ January 2017

 
 

How to Feel Better!

 

 Antibiotics aren’t always the answer! Try these tips for symptom relief.

Sore Throat

Soothe a sore throat with ice chips, sore throat spray, popsicles, or lozenges (do not give lozenges to young children)

  • Use a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer
  • Gargle with salt water
  • Drink warm beverages
  • Take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve pain or fever

Ear Pain

  • Put a warm moist cloth over the ear that hurts
  • Take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve pain or fever

Runny Nose

  • Increase fluid intake
  • Use a decongestant or saline nasal spray to help relieve nasal symptoms

Sinus Pain/Pressure

  • Put a warm compress over the nose and forehead to help relieve sinus pressure
  • Use a decongestant or saline nasal spray
  • Breathe in steam from a bowl of hot water or shower
  • Take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve pain or fever

Cough

  • Use a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer
  • Breathe in steam from a bowl of hot water or shower
  • Use non-medicated lozenges (do not give lozenges to young children)

Susan Quigley, RN, NCSN

Tiger Times January 2017