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To whom it may concern; my question is, how do I get rid of a head cold fast?

To whom it may concern; my question is, how do I get rid of a head cold fast?

Cold: There is no miracle/fast cure for a cold. Being a virus infection, it will run its course within 7 - 10 days. Rest and lots of fluids may help end it sooner. ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of head cold?

Whats the best way to get rid of head cold?

Time!: To feel better and get your nose open you can use some afrin but only for a couple of days. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
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Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
Daily
Drink plenty of fluids
Daily
Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night
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What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

Viral URI: Stay in bed, drink lots of fluids (chicken soup is said to be good), take otc products to relieve symptoms and time and patience will be rewarded with your improvement. Not much else will work. ...Read more

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I have COPD and am suffering from a bad head cold & have no insurance. What can I do to prevent this from becoming worse?

Inhalers, rest: You still may be able to get some medical care without insurance and you should see this out. COPD is not something that you can take care of yourself. If you are short of breath would seek treatment in an er , in general the therapy for a flare up of COPD includes use of inhaled medicine, possibly an anti-inflammatory medicine ( steroids) and possibly antibiotic. No smoking. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Drink lots of fluids
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Get plenty of rest
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Use a humidifier if desired
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See a doctor if your symptoms last longer than 10 days
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What do I do to get rid of a common cold without going to the doctors?

Manage symptoms: Saline nasal rinse, sudafed, hydrate, afrin 3 days on 3 days off, vitamin c, zinc lozenges, tylenol or ibuprofen, humidifier during sleep, sleep with head elevated 30degrees, echinacea, honey, lemon tea. Avoid antihistamines unless this is an allergy. ...Read more

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What all home remedies can my boyfriend do to get rid of a common cold?

What all home remedies can my boyfriend do to get rid of a common cold?

Umka,zinc,homeopathy: Pelargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka, is a herb from South Africa well-proven to be effective for common colds. Zinc lozenges can also help. Homeopathy is also often effective if you find the remedy that matches best. See http://homeopathyplus.com.au/the-common-cold-ways-to-send-it-packing/ for info on many home remedies as well as homeopathic remedies for the common cold. ...Read more

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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Wash your hands to prevent spreading the cold to others
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Cough and sneeze into your sleeve to prevent spread of germs
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Get enough sleep
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I'm miserable. Please tell me how to get rid of common cold?

I'm miserable. Please tell me how to get rid of common cold?

Don't fight-- rest!: Common colds are inevitable and most people get a few every year. Despite multiple attempts to find a good prevention, none of the many over the counter remedies really do much to prevent them. Handwashing and avoiding those who are sick helps though. Once you have a cold treat the symptoms to make yourself as comfy as possible and rest and take care of your self. You will get better in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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