Winter is here, and while warm air temperatures may not signal the start of the season, it’s still a good time to boost your immunity and prepare for cold and flu season. Dr. Ivica Cvetković, a doctor of family medicine, and Maja Žalac, a phytoaromatherapist, suggest that although it’s impossible to completely avoid these diseases, there are ways to contribute to a faster recovery if you do get sick.
Dr. Cvetković explains that cold symptoms usually appear gradually, starting with a sore throat, followed by a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, dry and unproductive cough. He recommends rest, tea and a light diet, as well as nasal drops for stuffy noses and lozenges with vitamin C, echinacea or sage for sore throats. On the other hand