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Top remedy for a common cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Tips: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestionsaline 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 amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do to take care of and remedy a common cold?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

What is the home remedy for common cold?

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Dr. Omada Idachaba
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
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-use an over the counter decongestant like sudafed, inhale steam, hot liquids like herbal teas, menthol or eucalyptus rubs, sore throat: salt water gargles, fever- acetaminophen, fatigue- rest and fluids, supplements-vitamin c and zinc.
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Last updated Aug 24, 2013

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