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what can i do to take care of and remedy a common cold?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Common cold: Great question! a lot of us would like to know the answer to this one, too. There really isn't any known cure, to date. There are some things to help the symptoms get better and there are a few things that help the cold go away faster. Increase fluid intake. Take anti-oxidant vitamins, like vit c & e. You can try zinc gluconate lozenges, but have to start within 3 days. Even chicken soup.
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Symptom relief not: Cure. 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 Dec 22, 2019
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