Dealing with flu and colds on a budget

For the past two weeks I've been suffering from flu, and as my doctor explained, there seems to be an epidemic of this awful ailment in Britain at the moment, despite the fact that it is officially summer!

Unfortunately, my doctor is unable to prescribe me anything to help get rid of this awful virus (the government's crackdown on anti-virals in lieu of the "swine flu" outbreak). His advice is to take paracetamol, stay indoors and get plenty of rest. Which I feel is easier said than done when you consider I have four children and an overgrown boy husband to tend to in addition to working from home!


While I would love to blow the budget on those wonderful flu medicines from Boots, instead I've discovered some cheaper rather satisfying solutions to help deal with colds and flu on a tight budget. I can't guarantee these ideas will make you instantly well, but at least these may make your illness a little easier to deal with!


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