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What are good treatments for the common cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cold tips: How to help a cold: for the 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 amount of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Common cold?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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The non drug treatments for Common cold include:: Watchful waiting, Honey, Nasal saline irrigation, Bathroom steam, Throat lozenges, Warm bath.
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What is the "non pharmacological "treatments of common cold ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Common cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestionsaline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ painAcetaminophen / nsaid’s rest!
Last updated Feb 23, 2021

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