Many years ago in Russia, I got sick. My American friend recommended to rest and make my family to cook some chicken soup for me. It sounded really funny at that time. I didn’t see any connection between flu and chicken soup. After relocating to the US, I’ve learned that this is a very popular way to treat your cold. …cold or flu? To be honest I’ve never knew the difference between them. I had to look up online.
… the main difference is that the flu is caused by different types of viruses than the common cold. Flu symptoms are usually much worse than cold symptoms, and they appear suddenly. The most common flu symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, head and body aches. Colds are usually associated with a sore throat and runny nose. And cold symptoms usually appear gradually…
About a week ago I caught a cold. Now I know it was a cold (not flu). My husband was away on a business trip. So I wasn’t expecting any chicken soup. And I had to remember some Russian home remedies for colds.Continue reading “My Russian remedies for cold”