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how can i reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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