Do You Have a Cold Or a Flu?

You may be asking, is there a difference? Both have a sneeze and a running nose. This may be it but, it does not mean that you have both. inappropriate diagnosis would lead to difficulties in getting the cure. This is because of you don;t know what you dealing with.

Here’s how to tell if you’re coping with a cold or fighting a flu

How similar are they?

  • Both influenza (flu) and the common cold are caused by a virus.
  • They take about a week or two to leave the human system. if it persists, seek special medical attention.
  • Both the flu and common cold are spread from person to person.
  • They both have similar symptoms such as congested nasal system.
  • They are both respiratory illnesses.

How different are they?

  • For a common cold, you will be able to do your normal duties such as go to work. However, this may not be a good idea since you will spread the cold to your colleagues and they will be on your neck for the sickness.
  • For influenza, you are not able to do much. You will have someone help around in getting your duties.
  • With the flu, your body aches almost everywhere. This makes you feel fatigued. High fever. You may experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

With these symptoms, you are in bed for a few days. The flu is more common in winter and early spring. In case you get seek on other seasons, it could probably be cold.

Flu spreads more quickly than a cold in a group of people like open office layout at once.  This implies that you have more people around you falling sick.

Once you know, the symptoms, you are able to identify whether it is a cold or flu.

Next time you catch a bug, be on the lookout for the symptoms and take the appropriate medications.Caroline

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Why I Still Use Wet Wipes?

Firstly, what are they?
Generally, a wet wipe looks like a normal tissue however it is infused with some liquid that is used for cleaning purposes. Many water companies have associated them to sewer blockages. This is because they do not break down when flushed down the toilet.
However, I feel it is a necessity to always carry a pack in my bag every day. Here are 4 reasons why wet wipes are essential;

Sanitization and Hygiene
The spread of germs that cause sickness and ailments are more thus require us to pay more attention to our hygiene. Hygiene is not limited to bathing at least once a day.

Convenience
With a busy lifestyle, wet wipes are a convenient sanitization every day and keeping germs away.

Portability
They come in a friend and compact size which can fit in a bag/ purse. they can be packed for a travel, office or even used at home.

Gentle and Soft

Wet wipes offer complete sanitization; they gentle and soft on the skin, they clean out the dirt or germs and also the liquid on fiber dries up fast leaving your hands soft, clean and healthy.

 

For Babies
There are specific wet wipes that have been approved as baby care products. they are used for wiping the baby’s bottom more while changing the diapers; leaving them fresh, clean and soft.

I have been buying various brands of wet wipes. I use wet wipes on my hands, face even as a make remover and before and after meals. Wet wipes are not only for babies but for everyone. For your next grocery shopping, pick up a pack of wet wipes for yourself and family.

Advice
While buying wet wipes, be on the look for quality products. This is because low-quality products are available on the shelves which in turn may cause rashes and skin irritation especially for those with sensitive skin and also babies.

You may share your reservations on the use of wet wipes in the comment section.

Namaste.

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A Dose of Goodness

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Stop beating your self about the past and ask yourself what I am learning?

Life is a journey, and learning is a journey of life. therefore, life is a journey. Enjoy the journey and not the destination.

I will end the post with a quote:

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” ― Michel Legrand

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Can You Praise Yourself?

Can you praise yourself? How ?..

There are times that you don’t have to wait for people to praise you. If you do, it might take longer than you expect.  That should not worry you, because you can praise yourself and be a better you. Did you know that you could praise yourself? Praise and gratitude are like sisters or rather brothers.

  • Praise means: express self admiration
  • Gratitude; means readiness to show appreciation.

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Steps

Speak praises to yourself especially after achieving your goals every day.

Set goals; these could be short term or long term goals

Break these goals down to min-goals that can be achieved more frequently like daily.

Contribute to achieving the mini-goals. In other words, keep the wheel moving.

Every step of positive in sights or results, reward you with praises such as Good job Carole, keep it up.

Here are also different ways to reward you by Mikey Rox

21 Frugal Ways to Reward Yourself Right Now

Feeling good? Make someone else feel the same.

Enjoy.