Trying to Push Through It
If you want to heal quickly, you have to allow yourself to rest. "Just like weight lifters need a day off to let their muscles recover and grow, your body when it is sick needs time to recover," Aaron Milstone, MD, associate hospital epidemiologist and professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told POPSUGAR. "It is possible that not giving yourself rest may make it take a little bit longer for you to feel better again."
Staying home from work or school when you're sick is also crucial in preventing the spread of the virus, explained Rebecca Greenblatt, PhD, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. "It's very important to break the chain of infection whenever you have the opportunity."