I’d like to start this post off by saying that ‘Man Flu’ or a ‘Man Colds’ are absolute, 100% a real thing and that you definitely DO NOT want to experience one!
Right at this moment in time of writing this post, I have in fact got Man Flu. I am very much not enjoying it and cannot wait for it to be gone!
Here in this post below, I am going to give you some life-saving tips to help you survive this awful bout of illness and return to full health. Starting NOW!
Six Steps to Curing (Gentle)Man Flu
Firstly, you will need to take paracetamol or ibuprofen. 2 tablets every four hours to fight that dreaded hurty throat.
Second, you need Lucozade and plenty of it! This energy filled, glucose drink will make you feel like the Looney Tunes in Space Jam when they drink ‘Michael’s Secret Stuff’.
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Thirdly, is there any point in mentioning this? Yes, yes, of course, there is! You have to make sure that along with the Lucozade, that you’re drinking plenty of water and keeping yourself naturally hydrated. Water is must as it is one of the best nutrients a liquid can give you. (Note. It doesn’t have to be Evian, before you ask).
Fourthly, I reckon this is one of the best-kept secrets in terms of treating the horrid snotty nose. But one of the best ways to get ‘Man Flu’ or a ‘Man Cold’ out of your system is by sweating it out. Now, I’m not saying you should go outside and run a bloody marathon and get tanked up with sweat, but a simple method I learned from Crocodile Dundee:
- Fill the kettle up
- Boil the kettle
- Get yourself a washing up bowl
- Pour the boiling water into the bowl
- Take a teaspoon of Vicks Vapour Rub and put it in the water
- Swirl the water around
- Wrap a towel around your head and sit above the bowl for 10minutes.
This is honestly one of the best methods. It makes you feel so refreshed, achieves its goal of sweating out the cold/ virus from your body and ultimately leaves your skin feeling unbelievably fresh (something your skin does not feel when you’re using 100 tissues a day to blow your nose).
As previously mentioned, Crocodile Dundee does, in fact, use this method in one of the films, therefore if it is good enough for him then it is good enough for me, and you!
Fifth, you need to surround yourself with tissues! When suffering from Man Flu you never know when a sneeze may creep up on you. Basically, with this step, you should build a tissue fort around yourself until the virus has completely left your system. Just have plenty lying around.
Finally, to finish this wonderful, helpful and insightful post off. The last step to taking care of that sniffly nose and sore throat thanks to the dreaded Man Flu is to have lots and lots of ice lollies. Thankfully, my 5-year-old Nephew loves Mr Freeze lollies so we have plenty in the house!
… One final note, if you have to wait for these Man Flu essentials, make sure to have somebody caring and considerate around you at all times. Someone who will stroke your head and says ‘Poor little Bunny’ just like the advert tells you too!