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My mother has the flu. My throat has been scratchy for about 2 days and now head and body ache. Do I also have the flu? Any cures?

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Well, there is something that my mom makes for me when I get sick like this, and it helps a lot. It's like a ginger extract.
Buy a ginger root, wash and peel it. Grate it finely on a board and then press it out in a sieve to get as much juice out of it as you can. When you have a good amount, add in a nice amount of lemon/lime juice and stir. Then add honey until it's sweet enough for you. You can also add just a tiny bit of cayenne pepper if you want, but I don't really like it, so I don't. Take one teaspoon twice a day. Be ready to handle the fire in your throat! :) It makes you feel good afterwards, though. Feel better!

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Thank you! I'm all about ginger snaps! I'll probably like it! Thanks for the help!
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No problem! :)
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sounds like a great throat soother and the lemon/lime juice provides the vitamin C.
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Exactly :) the fire that burns in your throat doesn't stay for long but it clears everything up and soothes the tender tissue, and also warms you from within when it reaches your stomach. It really is a helpful remedy!
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It's very possible. Start taking preventive measures, wash your hands frequently and wipe down things in the house that are touched by everyone. (Remotes, light switches, doorknobs etc )

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lots of water, sleep and vitamins.

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Any particular vitamins?
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i've heard zinc and vitamin C.
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most likely, and no

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green tea ; provides antioxidants that boost your immune system

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Thank you !
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guess what so does black tea! so either is fine. it depends on your taste.
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