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Scratchy throat, unwell feeling, lethargic, sneezing, and a temperature of 99.6. Are these symptoms the onset of a cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: It's quite possible.

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.

In brief: It's quite possible.

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.
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