Please advise what is the best remedy (or remedies) for head colds, viruses, and resulting ear infections?

Chicken soup! No kidding - the fluids and humidity of soup is very helpful with colds. Otherwise, use of humidifier, nasal saline to clear secretions ( lots of different brands out there, cheap saline solution works just as well as name brand salines). Push fluids and lots of TLC are also important! You need extra rest. A Neti Pot may clear sinus congestion. If ear really painful, may need an antibiotic.

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