No one in the world wants to catch cold in the summertime; it is bad enough in the winter when hibernation is an option. But, who wants to sit in the house under a blanket when the sun is out, the birds are singing and it is way too hot to be sipping soup? No one, that’s who!
However, the summer cold does exist and when elders get it, it can take them right down. Like before stated, the typical remedies are too hot and bothersome for summertime action; that may be why summer colds are much more difficult to deal with than those in the winter.
The best thing to do in the summer is to hydrate; plenty of liquids play many a role in ridding a body of a cold bug. First and foremost, liquids help us to pass things quicker through our systems. Next, they help keep the body hydrated so that we do not become dehydrated with the combination cold and heat of the summer months. Finally (and I am certain that there are many more good points that I am failing to discuss), hydration will keep the throat from being sore and will keep the sinuses clearer than if a person avoids drinking fluids.
If your charge has caught a summer cold, remember to keep them hydrated. The cold will dissipate that much faster and your client will get to go back out and enjoy summer like it should be enjoyed. Do all of this in the realization that With Age Comes Respect.