November skies are always beautiful; the hues make for a scenic environmental change that our eyes fall in love with instantly. Despite all the good things, this is also the month where many cough and cold symptoms are common due to the weather transition. The monsoon is over, and winter has begun, and this means our body needs extra care, making it important to manage our respiratory health and wellness the right way.
Health-conscious mum, Soha Ali Khan, has always actively shared her regime with us through social media. With a royal Pataudi family lineage, Soha has always believed in traditional home remedies using the benefits of traditional ingredients and practicing yoga. While Soha is seen to enjoying the beautiful sunsets with little Innaya and her quality reading time with some hot coffee during this month, she also understands that keeping her respiratory health in check is of utmost importance, especially since cough and cold symptoms are seen quite often during this time.
Sharing more about her health regime, Soha says “November is a tricky month when one can’t predict the changing weather. While I enjoy the beautiful sunsets, I’m constantly concerned about my family’s health. But one thing that puts my worries to rest is our family’s favorite, Vicks VapoRub. Vicks has been a huge part of our lives for generations, helping us get relief from common cold symptoms that our body catches while adjusting to the unpredictable climate. We are extra cautious during this season and frequently practice steam inhalation with Vicks VapoRub. This has made us appreciate the monsoon to winter transition even more.”
“I am prone to catching a cold at this time of year because my body needs time to adjust to sudden changes in the weather, but it is the time when we have many special days at home that I want to enjoy myself and quality family time as well. To avoid falling sick, I’ve picked a leaf from my mother’s book. I’ve been following a couple of age-old home remedies, which include steam inhalation with Vicks VapoRub as it has natural ingredients, like eucalyptus, camphor, and menthol, and gives relief from symptoms of cough & cold. I add a teaspoon of it to a bowl of hot (not boiling) water, cover my head with a towel, and inhale the vapors. The medicated vapors help in getting fast relief from cough and blocked nose. It is my secret to stay in bed less and enjoy the last shower and the coming winter more with my lovely family. I also ensure I eat right and exercise regularly to keep my body healthy,” added Soha.
Steam inhalation with Vicks VapoRub is safe to use for adults and kids aged six years and above. However, it is important to consult your doctor if symptoms persist. Disclaimer: Always read the label. If symptoms persist, visit the doctor. For pain-related symptoms, apply to affected areas.