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Getting Through Your Work Day With A Cough Or Cold

Brace Yourself

There might be days when you may not be able to call in sick despite having an annoying cough or cold. Here are 5 ways that will help you make it through the day.

Drink Warm Fluids

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking warm beverages like tea or coffee, broths, vegetable juices, and other clear liquids all day. Staying hydrated boosts your immune system to fight sickness.

Take It Slow

Being under the weather is not the best time to take on multiple work-related tasks. Keep your supervisor informed about your situation. If you’re going to work sick, try to unload your schedule by focussing on the important tasks, and refrain from doing anything that is not urgent.

Minimise Your Interactions

To avoid passing your germs to your co-workers, avoid contact with others as best you can. If possible, skip certain meetings and make sure to cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and avoid shaking hands.

Take Precautions

While seasonal changes are to blame for catching a cold or cough, you can take steps to get better. Practice good hygiene, get enough sleep, minimise stress and avoid smoking or breathing in second-hand smoke.

Get Some Rest

Once you head home after surviving the day at work, make yourself some hot soup and head straight to bed. Your body requires rest and sleep in order to get better.

Medanta Medical Team
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