What to do if I could feel a cold starting cause I have a sniffly nose and a sore throat when I swallow. How can I stop it developing into a full cold?

You usually can't. 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 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. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see >.