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A 25-year-old male asked:

whats the remedy to get rid from cold?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Time: Colds in general take 3-4 days to subside. Over the counter decongestants help with the symptoms but do not shorten the duration of the illness.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Zinc, Umcka: Agree with dr. M: mostly time and doing things to make you feel better while you're waiting for your body to kick the virus. But 2 things you can take early may make your symptoms less severe and not last as long. Zinc lozenges like Zicam (not the spray which can take away your sense of smell). Also pelargonium (umcka cold care). Don't forget chicken soup! hope you feel better soon.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections & sinusitis. It's the first thing i (& my family) take when getting sick & has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores & many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp.Pdf.

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