Having a bout of the flu can leave you experiencing all sorts of symptoms, and perhaps some of the most annoying ones are body aches. When you encounter those, then you have no other choice but to spend hours on end in bed!
The only time that those body aches will go away completely is when you have fully bounced back from the flu, which means that you have no choice but to put up with them for 1 to 2 weeks — that’s how typically a bout of flu lasts. However, there are a few things that may be done to keep those body aches to a minimum.
Without further ado, below you will find some of the most tried-and-tested effective ways to deal with body aches due to the flu. Check which of the following easy tips can deliver impressive results:
Take a Warm Bath or Shower
Nothing can help in getting rid of those bothersome body aches more that taking a relaxing warm bath or shower. This tip is something that can help in eliminating the sore and tired feeling of your muscles and joints. However, it’s not a good idea for you to follow this home remedy for body aches brought about by the flu if you have fever over 40°C or 104°F because it will only increase your core body temperature further.
Place Heating Pads Where It Hurts the Most
Different parts of the body tend to ache at varying degrees whenever you are having a bout of flu. One of the things that you may do to attain relief from such very common flu symptom is by placing heating pads on areas of the body that tend to ache the most. Some people swear by the use of heated blankets in attaining relief. Again, if you are running a high fever, don’t try this tip because it can be more of a detriment than help.
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