Treating a Common Cold with a Steam Shower

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During the extremely and unusual cold weather the entire country is facing this winter, you and your family members may be experiencing colds. Cold weather can decrease the body’s immunity and its ability to fight against the common cold and other viruses. Prevention of the common cold includes disinfecting shared surfaces, including bathrooms and kitchens, and washing your hands regularly. However, it may be too late, and you may have contracted a cold this season. The good news is there are some methods for treating a cold and having a steam shower in the home can be a helpful tool in getting over your cold.

Humans are social creatures, and as hard as we may try not to, we sometimes get each other sick. Perhaps a bug is spreading in your office or your kids encountered the virus at school. If you find yourself suffering from a cold, make sure you get enough sleep to help your body fight the virus. At least seven to eight hours of a sleep each night is recommended. You can also gargle with salty water multiple times throughout the day to soothe a sore throat. Hot water or tea with honey is also a good remedy for a painful throat. One more tip is to stick to a healthy diet that will make your body feel better and stronger.

When you have a cold, you may be experiencing respiratory problems and may find it hard to breathe through your nose. Colds often come with nasal congestion, stuffy noses, sneezing, mucus in the nose and swollen sinuses. The good news is that a simple steam shower can be a great treatment for these symptoms. Steam opens the sinuses and will remove mucus so that it will not be reabsorbed by the body. Inhaling steam during a warm shower can make it easier to breathe and relieve nasal congestion. It can also be less stressful on the nose than repetitive use of nasal sprays.

The steam will also detoxify your body and clean it of germs. Moreover, steam will give your body relief from the aches and pains caused by the common cold. You may be experiencing soreness and tiredness in your muscles, which will be treated by the steam. Steam improves blood circulation, which delivers blood to the parts of the body that need it the most. A steam shower may also enhance your relaxation by providing a warm, comforting environment. If your steam shower unit includes an aromatherapy system, you can diffuse respiratory medication into your shower or scents that will aid you in relaxing and breathing, including lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus.

Lastly, a steam shower will keep you warm and create a humid environment that is comforting during your cold. A steam shower is also easy to clean, because we know the importance of staying germ-free when you are trying to survive a harsh winter. Remember to keep your hands clean and get plenty of rest. We hope you stay warm and healthy this season!

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