According to HEALTH as soon as you feel symptoms you should do these things:
- Start drinking LOTS of fluids like water or juice
- Gargle with salt water
- Keep your nose clean
- Honey instead of cough medicine
- Call in sick, rest
- Shake it off, increase some activity
- A really good night’s sleep
HELPFUL TIP: While at work, instead of another cup of coffee or tea grab a water instead
And for the workplace, make Lysol your best friend. As you may want to at home as mentioned above with the kiddos who can pick up and bring home all kinds of things:) Remind them (as I’m sure you do) to wash hands frequently at school. At home keep counter tops, the kitchen table and your child’s desk clean and disinfected as much as possible. Likely you do this anyhow, but good time to amp it up.
And, not that it will stop a cold but a reminder to get that flu shot especially if they offer it at work which many employers do now.