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What is the easiest way to fight a common cold by using natural remedies?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: There is none

There is no known proven natural remedy or medicine for that matter, that is a cure for a common cold.
It should only be that easy!

In brief: There is none

There is no known proven natural remedy or medicine for that matter, that is a cure for a common cold.
It should only be that easy!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: V sxs- not a cure

Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water).
Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest!

In brief: V sxs- not a cure

Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water).
Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Sanford Archer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Homeopathic therapy

While there is no cure for the common cold, many things you can do can reduce it's severity.
Drinking plenty of fluids, steam inhalation & gentle gargling can make your throat feel better. There is some evidence for supplemental zinc therapy, and many believe that vitamin c can help as well, but high doses pass right through your body, so 500mg 4x/day should be sufficient, as well as 220mg zinc.

In brief: Homeopathic therapy

While there is no cure for the common cold, many things you can do can reduce it's severity.
Drinking plenty of fluids, steam inhalation & gentle gargling can make your throat feel better. There is some evidence for supplemental zinc therapy, and many believe that vitamin c can help as well, but high doses pass right through your body, so 500mg 4x/day should be sufficient, as well as 220mg zinc.
Dr. Sanford Archer
Dr. Sanford Archer
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