10/20/2014 02:14 EDT | Updated 10/20/2014 03:59 EDT

Flu Season 2014: 9 Natural Remedies That Work (VIDEO)

You could choose the option of staying in bed all day with boxes of tissues and a hot bag, or you could be more proactive and head to the kitchen for relief.

In the video above, Buzzfeed lists nine easy (and natural) hacks to beat the flu this season. From runny noses to that aching cough, there are simple tricks using tap water and lemons to resolve your common symptoms.

Although flu season commonly begins at the start of the year, it tends to peak during fall. And if you're having a hard time distinguishing between a common cold and the flu, watch out for specific symptoms like temperature, body aches and the types of chills.

The video also suggests wearing cold, wet socks to bed. Why you ask? Watch the video above to find out.


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