Festive Hot Drink

It can be the most wonderful time of the year but for some people, it can be stressful, tiring and they can get ill over the Christmas period. With all the excitement, the cold weather, too much food, and just a lot going on, unfortunately, the festive season is one of those times of year that lots of people fall ill. So what should you do?

Food Poisoning at Christmas

It’s very common to fall ill to food poisoning over Christmas as there is so much food going around. The most common things to catch food poisoning from is undercooked meat or unpasteurized dairy. For many people, their Christmas turkey could be the only time all year that they roast meat of that size and they’re not sure exactly how to do it. The main symptoms of food poisoning are feeling sick, vomiting, diarrhea, or both, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, a high temperature and lack of energy, aching muscles, and weakness. Usually, with food poisoning, you can look after yourself and just get through it, albeit unpleasant. Just make sure that you drink plenty of water and eat small, plain food when you can. 

Coughs, Colds, and Flu over Christmas

With COVID about you will have to be careful recognizing whether you have a common cold or you do have COVID, so if you’re unsure it’s better to book a test to be safe. If it is just a run of the mill cold, make sure you drink plenty of water and hot drinks such as lemon and honey. A bit of brandy or whiskey will also give you some Christmas cheer and help you to feel better too. If you’re full of aches and pains then you could try some cbd gummies for pain which might help you to sleep better and therefore recover quicker. 

Indigestion over Christmas

When you’re eating lots of rich food over Christmas it can lead to heartburn or indigestion. These can both be really uncomfortable and can cause chest pain. Get prepared before Christmas and have some over-the-counter remedies in the house just in case. This could be Gaviscon or Rennies, or there are even some preventative tablets you can take now too, so ask your pharmacist which would be best for you. Something as simple as indigestion can make Christmas miserable, so don’t let it ruin yours.

Minor Accidents or Injuries at Christmas

With cooking Christmas dinner and everything else, it’s common for people to cut themselves when chopping or burn themselves getting the turkey out of the over. Most Cuts, burns, or grazes can be treated at home. Just make sure that you stop the bleeding, clean the wound, and cover it with a plaster. So have all this stuff in a first-aid kit at home. If you can’t control the bleeding then or the wound is particularly large or you think there is something in it, then a trip to A&E is in order. At least it will be quiet (hopefully). 

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