A 29-year-old member asked:
what are the best treatment for common cold?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
49 years experience Pathology
Rest and fluids: Treatments do not affect the course of illness. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever, drink plenty of fluids, get some rest and take precautions to not spread it to others. You may take over the counter medications if it helps with the symptoms.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Symptomatic: 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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