The cold weather these days made a lot of people sick. Temps varying from 20’s- to the lowest of 15.+C in Metro Manila and C at Baquio and higher areas made a lot of Filipinos pull their jackets out of their closets. For a tropical country like ours with normal temperature of 30C almost every day, a sudden drop of temperature will be too cold already. The weather bureau said that this cold season will last till mid of March.
Though the very cold weather is a welcoming change for all of us, there is no doubt that many are still complaining because a lot of people are getting sick already. I never thought that I will be affected by the cold virus but when my niece got sick for a week due to colds and cough, I had already an insight that I might catch the virus. Indeed, after she got well, I started to sneeze and later on I got sick already.
I took some strepsils to ease the itchy throat that I am having while I also drowned myself drinking lots of warm Salabat (powdered ginger) with honey, calamansi juice and lots of water for I know I need to flush all the viruses inside my system. I also see to it that I cook warm soup dishes that can ease my clogged nose as well. I got cold feet and even had fever for almost 2 nights and I had to do the sponge bath on myself to lower down the high temp in my body and also to make me feel fresh.
Right now, I recovered already and I was only sick (but not totally down) for almost 3 days because I made sure that I drink lots of fluid and eat right kinds of food. Ahhhh..... nasty virus, I hate you!!
If you have coughs and cold already, remember to drink lots of fluids, eat healthy foods and rest so you can recuperate fast just what happened to me.