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how to get rid of a cold - fast?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It runs it's 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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