These two are usually the most readily available home remedies. Eating four to five cloves of raw garlic each day is a tried and tested way to protect yourself from almost every kind of bad bacteria, such as those that cause infection of the respiratory, skin, digestive, and urinary systems.
If taking uncooked ginger is difficult for you, try ginger tea. Drink this three to four times a day to alleviate symptoms of respiratory infections.
Ginger extract can also serve as a massage oil for painful infected skin.