Reader favorites for non-medicinal flu remedies. Sometimes you need more than medicine to feel better!
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9 Non-Medicinal Flu Remedies

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Check out these reader favorites for non-medicinal flu remedies. Sometimes you need more than medicine to feel better!

Reader favorites for non-medicinal flu remedies. Sometimes you need more than medicine to feel better!

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Maryland, the flu has been running rampant for over a month. For icing on the cake, a non-flu virus that includes stomach issues.

And, to make matters worse, there appears to be several different flu strains floating around.

I’ve always been kind of “meh” about getting the flu shot. I’ve had the flu once in twenty years, and only had the flu shot one time—in college. Not too bad, right?

This year our four year old was the sole family member to get a flu shot, and only because he happened to have a well-visit appointment in October, and the doctor’s office had flu shots in stock.

Our four year old also happens to be the only one in our house that has tested positive for the flu this season. Ironic, no? {sigh}

It hit the weekend before Christmas and his fever didn’t break for another two days after that. Five days total, sick with the flu and fevers averaging 102-103°F.

Our seven year old seemed to get a touch of it too, but not to the extreme he did, and somehow or another, my husband and I managed to escape that round.

But that was then. My husband just returned from the doctor with a script for Tamiflu, and so it begins again.

He’s retreated to the basement to recover. There’s a futon, a television and a mini-fridge. He and his flu-ish germs will be quite content.

So, with the flu back on my mind, the other day I asked you guys on Facebook, “What’s your favorite non-medicinal flu remedy?” And, here’s what you delivered!

9 Non-Medicinal Flu Remedies

1. Bottle of Jack (Daniels, that is)

2. Miso Soup

3. Garlic—lots of it

4. Coconut Oil in Hot Water

5. Hot Toddy

6. Hot and Sour Soup

7. Chicken Noodle Soup

8. Onion (Snopes disagrees, however)

9. SLEEP

Got any others that aren’t mentioned?

Leave them here and stay well, my friends!

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!

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