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How To Survive England’s Common Cold

Blocked nose? Sore throat? Feeling sluggish? Sounds like the common cold to us! But there is a way you can survive (and attend your lessons). Keep reading below!

Hello All!

When the UK was facing lockdown over the winter months during Covid, it felt like the common cold was a thing of the past. But as we’ve slowly began to reconnect with each other, and as the temperature is beginning to drop, the chorus of sniffles are in the air once again.

Cold season is back.

Cold season returning doesn’t mean we all have to hide under our blankets inside (or stop attending lessons). There are a few things that you can do to help yourself feel better when you’re feeling like England’s cold has got you, and we’ve rounded up our best tips below.

Cold & Flu Tablets 

A staple in the medicine cabinet for when the colder months start to roll in. Helps with the some of the main symptoms of a cold like a blocked nose, sore throat and body aches. Available to buy, pretty much everywhere (like most of the things shown in this post).


Hot drinks are one of the top tips for battling a cold. Staying warm is vital when you’re feeling unwell. Lemsip has all the goodness of a cold and flu tablet, with the heat of a nice warm drink. Getting one of these down you will help ease your symptoms. Also comes in different flavours – hopefully, you’ll find your favourite!

Throat Lozenges

If you have a sore throat, you need to get some type of throat lozenge/strepsil. They help to slightly numb the throat and ease the pain that it’s causing you. These ones are from Lidl.

Lemon & Ginger Tea

A throat lozenge in a hot cup of tea. Ginger is a well-known natural ingredient for soothing sore throats. Tea is the easiest way to consume ginger and allowing it to come in contact with your throat. Some people also put honey in their lemon tea, as that is also known to help.

Hand Sanitizer 

Hand Sanitizer won’t help with curing your cold, but it is one way to stop the cold from spreading to everyone. Every time you sneeze or cough, make sure to rub some anti-bac gel over your hands before touching anything so you don’t pass it on to the next person.

Other things worth mentioning to help you battle the common cold, is sleep and diet. Don’t expect to get better if you’re only eating pizza and sleeping less than 6 hours a night. Your body can’t fight an illness, if you aren’t giving it the weapons it needs (sleep and good food).

If you have any top tips for battling a cold, leave them down in the comments for others to read and try out.



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