Slay Spring Semester Sickness!
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

Slay Spring Semester Sickness!

Beat the cold this year

Slay Spring Semester Sickness!

There's snow blowing around, way too much to do, and everyone in your class is sick. From the first sniffle, you're in for some wild, long lasting virus that gets passed between you and your roommate for what seems like forever. Here are 5 ways to beat the Spring Sickness and break the cycle!

1. Vitamins/Airborne

If you are starting to feel under the weather, or maybe you hooked up with someone who is not quite the epitome of health the next day, taking some vitamins can help reduce cold symptoms. I recommend Airborne, which is an immune support supplement that is over the counter and relatively inexpensive. They come in dissolvable tabs, gummies, chewables and even lozenges.

2. The Cough Drop Trick

My mother always swore by this trick, and once I tried it and it saved my throat, I swear by it too. All you do is simply make a hot cup of tea with the tea bag of your choice and drop a cough drop into it. Give it a few minutes to dissolve, and viola.. magical throat cure! The taste is a little strong if you use menthol cough drops, but adding honey will cut that intensity, and it has added health benefits!

3. Green Tea

Green tea has lots of health benefits, including immunity boosters! If the taste is too strong for you, try adding honey or cinnamon.

4. Vicks

Vicks VapoRub is an actual miracle. It is a few dollars at Walmart, and rubbing it on your sinuses, neck, and under your nose is a easy cure for congestion. I like to do it at night, so I can wash it off in the morning and not smell like a walking tube of IcyHot. Seriously though.. this stuff works.

5. Hydration

You know the drill.. Just drink it!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments