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, the risk of getting a cold increases. Fortunately, treating the common cold need not be expensive. There are a lot of frugal ways that you can make use of and medicines that are readily available, so the need to spend a hundred dollars on doctor visits and over-the-counter medications is eliminated. There are a lot of inexpensive cold remedies. Some are even healthier, safer and more effective than the normal cold medicines which usually only temporarily relieves the symptoms and do not actually treat your cold. Furthermore, aside from their expensive price tags, some cold medications have side effects such as nausea and drowsiness which some people would not prefer experiencing. The next time you get bit by the cold bug, do not rush to the doctor just yet. Try one or more of the tips listed below that will teach you how to treat your cold effectively.
1. Steam- Steam is probably one of the classiest ways to treat cold. It does not only clear nasal congestion but it also helps in easing sore throats. Whenever, you get the cold, try to create steam. You can do so in the bathroom with the door closed and a hot shower running or you could stand over a pot of boiling water with a blanket over your head. When it is winter season, indoor heating systems can make air dry which may be one reason why cold is prevalent during this season. To prevent getting a cold, you could put a humidifier in your bedroom. But if you do not want to shell that amount of money, the steam could be your best bet.
2. Saline nasal drops or sprays- Medicated nasal drops or sprays are expensive and can even worsen cold symptoms when used more than the indicated frequency of usage. An alternative to these are frequent drops or sprays of saline solution. They are not only able to encourage decongestion but they are also available over the counter at cheap and affordable prices. Another cheaper alternative is to make your own saline solution. All you need to do is get a teaspoon of salt, a pinch of baking soda and mix them together in pint of warm water.
3. Gargle with salt water- Colds can lead to sore throats and if not treated properly, your throat might remain sore for a longer period of time. You can treat sore throats by gargling with a quarter to one half teaspoon of salt dissolved in an eight ounce glass of warm water. Just gargle it for a few seconds and spit it out. If you are not very particular with salt, you can opt to gargle with lemon or honey instead. Regardless of which one you choose, this remedy will be able to draw out excess fluid and loosen the mucus which will eventually soothe your sore throat.
4. Drink a lot of liquids- When you have a cold, aside from having plenty of rest, you also need to drink plenty of liquids. Make sure that they are warm drinks though so that it will help loosen mucus. Drinks such as warm juices and herbal teas will soothe your sore throat and remove decongestion.
5. Take Vitamin C- Although it is still not proven that Vitamin C cures the common cold, some people swear that vitamin C helps in avoiding you catch it. Vitamin C is inexpensive and is readily available. Take Vitamin C regularly to help boost your immune system and prevent the risk of you catching a cold.
People say that the best way to treat a cold is to simply avoid having one but to those who are already cold sufferers, there is no need to worry about health expenses as the frugal tips mentioned above will be just as effective in curing your cold. Check and monitor your credit score regularly, so that the next time you get bit by the cold bug, you already know what treatment method fits into your budget which in turn will allow you to choose accordingly among the methods mentioned above.
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese have been inspired by recent landmark achievements in science and technology that have increased convenience in everyday life and boosted the national economy.
Lian Yawen, 22, is excited about a new high speed railway linking the city of Baoji in northwest China's Shaanxi Province with Lanzhou, capital of neighboring Gansu Province, which began operating Sunday.
As a Lanzhou native, Lian travels to Beijing for college, and the new high-speed train has reduced her journey from 20 hours to just nine.
"The new high-speed railway really makes a difference to my life," said Lian.
The 401-kilometer Baoji-Lanzhou high-speed railway has operating speed of 250 km per hour.
Construction began in 2012 on the route that opens up northwest China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces as well as Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which are now connected to the national high-speed rail network.
The new railway line is also part of China's efforts to boost connectivity along the Belt and Road, where transportation demand is surging as regional ties and cooperation continue to strengthen.
Over the weekend, Chinese also expressed expectation online for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which will open at the end of the year. The bridge will slash travel time between Hong Kong and Zhuhai from three hours to just 30 minutes, further integrating cities in the Pearl River Delta.
The main structure of the bridge was completed on July 7, and electric vehicle charging stations will be built on an artificial island off the bridge, according to local authorities.
In an effort to connect Beijing and Xiongan New Area, which was established in April, high-speed trains started running between Beijing and the city of Baoding, near the proposed area, on July 6. A one-way 190-km trip takes 80 minutes.
"In the past when I returned home to Baoding from Beijing, I had to transfer in Tianjin," said Wei Xian, a passenger who travels between the two cities weekly. "Now with direct trains, it will be.