A 30-year-old member asked:
how can i reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alissa Zenack answered
21 years experience Pediatrics
Common cold: The best way to treat the symptoms of a common cold is to drink plenty of clear fluids, use nasal saline drops often, and get lots of rest. Most viruses will run their course; however, there are numerous over the counter products to reduce symptoms if the symptoms are preventing you from being comfortable enough to sleep.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Colds: 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.
Answered on May 30, 2015
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