Spring Fever: How to Help Your Spouse Feel Better

Sick Newlywed HusbandWith the sudden weather and temperature changes, it’s possible that you or your husband might come down with a cold.  They may not admit it, but most men are reduced to infants when they get sick. So, if you’re dealing with a sick  spouse here are a few ideas to help you help him feel better!

Make Chicken Soup - Medical studies have shown that this 800+ year old cold remedy actually works!  Here’s a quick yet amazing recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup.  Your sicker half will appreciate the soup AND the effort you put into making it for him!

Get Him to Take a Day Off – Your man may be saving his PTO, but nobody wins when a sick person comes into work.  Have your husband stay home and rest for a day to ensure a speedy recovery.  You can always threaten him with a doctor’s visit if he keeps going to work and continues to run himself down. The threat of the doctor almost always works.

Set Up a Vaporizer – If you don’t already own one, it’s smart to purchase a vaporizer.  For as little as $11 you can make breathing easier and decrease the amount of congestion/mucus in your spouse’s chest.  Here’s an entire article about the benefits of vaporizers (they can even help you avoid a cold in the first place).  Don’t have time to run out for a vaporizer?  Rub the man down with Vicks Vapor Rub instead.

Stockpile Hot Beverages – Did you know that drinking hot tea (or other hot beverages) increases the temperature of your throat, which impairs viral replication? Make your husband some soothing tea with honey to help him kick his nasty virus and feel better faster.

What do you do when your spouse is sick?  Do you have any tried and true remedies? We’d love for you to share them in a comment.

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