A 45-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is the easiest and most effective home-made remedy for common cold?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Jon Grischkan
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chicken soup!: No joke. It's warm, salty and will make you thirsty and help encourage hydration! in all seriousness, any hot soup will help with decongestion. I prefer a spicy soup like vietnamese pho or shin ramyun. This helps my sinuses open up as well!
Answered on May 30, 2015
3
3 thanks
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omada Idachaba
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Treat symptoms: Most colds are due to viruses and therefore do not need antibiotics. Effective home care will consist of treating symptoms as follows: for congeston-u ... Read More
26
26 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe but ...: When you take zinc tablets/syrup for a cold, you may be sick for a shorter period of time and your cold symptoms may not be so severe. Sounds good, ri ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Benzoyl peroxide: If your acne is mild and over the counter an over the counter benzoyl peroxide product might work period start with the mildest one two and a half per ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Treatment for cold: Stay home and rest--get lots of sleep, drink warm fluids, eat chicken soup, inhale steam from tea kettle through nose and breath in, take regular vita ... Read More
12
12 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month