Margaret Dylan Jones
W.A. composer, pianist,
teacher, article writer
Specialist in solving singing problems
for a wide range of musical styles
How I handle throat infections, colds & flus
Article by Margaret Dylan Jones
Updated 11 July 2014
Here's my personal checklist for the steps I take in
handling respiratory tract infections. For full explanations see www.mixmargaret.com/colds-and-flu.html
DISCLAIMER: I'm no doctor or medical researcher, so you ought to check
my information with your doctor.
Please also check on the page at this link before taking ANY kind of cold or flu
because some common ones can cause serious complications and even death
if taken incorrectly:
Bed rest (with heat pack for head & neck)
Thermal underwear. Absolutely magic
Chicken soup (with real chicken, plus not too much
garlic, ginger & salt, consumed hot but not too hot)
Warm salt water gargle
Chew a small piece of garlic.
Drastic but effective (or make a tea out of it).
Humming to clear the sinuses
Vaporiser (see singers-cough-html)
Difflam (Benzydamine throat spray) (see singers-cough-html)
Hydrogen peroxide gargle and ear drops
Honey (for throat infections)
Vitamin C (no more than 500mg daily from all sources).
Vitamin D if deficient (tablets and from the Sun; it
takes months to build up)
Hydration. Keep drinking (but too much water without
food can be dangerous)
Food. Keep eating
See my other articles:
Cough: Causes and Cures For Vocal Inflammation And Excess Mucus
(Singing And Speech)
to send me an email.
My mobile is 0414 374 701.
Margaret Dylan Jones, MusB(UWA), DipEd,
LTCL, ATCL, AMusTCL, AMusA, is a
composer, piano accompanist and voice teacher, whose first
non-musical(?) hobby was examining old pianos at auctions with a
torchlight and a tuning fork.
(C) 2014 Mix M D Jones.
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