A 34-year-old member asked:
what are considered the most effective cold remedies?
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Depends: There is no cure for the common cold. However, some things can ease the symptoms while time is ultimately the healer. I recommend for my patients, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, sudafed if there is no contraindication, nasal saline spray or sinus rinses, and drinking plenty of fluids. Soups can help!
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cold remedies: 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 netti 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
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