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what is the best treatment for common cold?

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Dr. Jason Boardman
25 years experience General Surgery
Symptomatic: The common cold is usually viral and self limited. Treatment is aimed at controlling the symptoms and not directly at the virus.
Answered on Dec 29, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Symptom relief: 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 Nov 28, 2017
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