A 35-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me some ways to help alleviate the common cold without medicine?
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Family Medicine 21 years experience
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Family Medicine 27 years experience
Saline: Saline nasal mist used 3-4 times daily when congested can help tremendously. Also, a bedside humidifier or vaporizer for a few nights will help; an alternative would be to take a long hot shower or bath.
Vaporub products and honey can help with cough.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Do you know any ways to help alleviate the common cold without medicine?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Home remedy: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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