Swift Action Needed When it Comes to Fighting Flu
The Fall season is a welcome relief from those long, hot summer days. The leaves transform into vibrant shades of crimson and the air turns crisp and cool. But the transition is not always so easy on our bodies. So it’s important to understand how to relieve your symptoms during what is also known as the “cold and flu season.”
Let’s face it, when you feel crummy, you feel crummy. And you don’t exactly pause to consider whether you have a cold or flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose and colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
There are several ways to relieve your symptoms during cold and flu season that don’t involve sitting in a chilly doctor’s office. Homeopathic medicines are one of our favorite options. (Not sure what homeopathy is? Here’s a quick intro.)
Homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years, and has been trusted around the world for its ability to help the body heal itself. For more than 80 years, Boiron has been world leader in homeopathic medicine, most notably for its flu medicine – Oscillococcinum®. Used in more than 50 countries, Oscillo® is the best-selling over-the-counter remedy for flu-like symptoms and is a top-selling brand in French pharmacies.
As with any remedy, swift action is crucial. Taking Oscillococcinum at the onset of symptoms can make all the difference. It can help relieve the duration and severity of flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills, and fever. And like all homeopathic medicines, Oscillococcinum doesn’t cause drowsiness or interact with other medications, herbs, or supplements. And its tiny white pellets have a sweet taste – no scrunched-up bad taste face required. Plus, this medicine can be taken by everyone age 2 years and up.
Of course, the beauty of homeopathy is the plethora of options, and Boiron has many choices to relieve a variety of symptoms during cold and flu season. These include single medicines (the tiny blue tubes we’re all familiar with) that address many specific concerns, as well as Chestal® Honey and Chestal® Cold & Cough, which feature the goodness of honey to coat and soothe the throat with a blend of homeopathic medicines to loosen chest congestion.
This cold and flu season, stay tuned into your body and find the symptom relief you need early – because fall and winter are much better if you’re not stuck indoors with a box of tissues! You can find Boiron medicines at your local Earth Fare store, and be sure to ask one of our Wellness Advisors for their favorite recommendations.
Boiron is the leader in homeopathic medicine and best known for its top-selling flu medicine Oscillococcinum®, its Arnicare® line of pain relievers, and its Calendula topicals for common skin irritations. As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards of manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.