|Me losing a Pint of blood|
Being sick in college is really its own circle of hell according to Dante's Inferno (not actually but exaggeration never hurt anybody right?). This week I stayed home, used tissue after tissue, and took shower after shower. However I have found two things that work personally for me when I'm sick.
1) Pho soup. Pho (pronounced Fuh) is a Vientamese soup that is a very-very popular among the Asian communities. Growing up my father always brought us pho soup when we were sick and it never failed to make me feel somewhat better. It is easily the best tasting soup but beyond that it has other properties that clear up the sinuses. Especially if you add hot sauce/spices to it.
|The Elixir of the Gods: Pho Soup|
2) Sitting out in the Sun. I remember when I was 6 years old I had the flu one summer. I felt awful and was bed ridden for a little bit. One day, my dad had me sit out on our front porch together during the hot Sacramento summer heat (90 degrees farenheit on average), I swear to you that was the moment I decided I loved the heat.
Beyond these random family remedies
prescribed by my father, I have other small remedies that tend to help out in the short run. The salt water gargle is always good for the mucus drip that goes on in the throat. Zicam is amazing if you start taking it before you get sick, the zinc is what counteracts whatever gets you sick (scientifically proven to be effective), and finally 7-Up soda. My mom always bought us 7-up when we were sick and I have to agree that it is the best for when you feel like you can't drink anything.
This blog's quote comes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off,
"How could I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like today?"
Out of the context of that movie it totally works,