A 40-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how to get a cold, need it to be shorter?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Colds run their: course.Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!!
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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