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What can I do for a cold?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fluids, rest.

The best thing to do for a common cold virus is to support your immune system and use remedies to make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off.
In general, drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol, rest & use hygiene measures to limit the spread of germs. Use things like a vaporizer, nasal saline, and otc products to help symptoms.

In brief: Fluids, rest.

The best thing to do for a common cold virus is to support your immune system and use remedies to make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off.
In general, drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol, rest & use hygiene measures to limit the spread of germs. Use things like a vaporizer, nasal saline, and otc products to help symptoms.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Boost immunity

1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2.
Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days

In brief: Boost immunity

1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2.
Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Tincture of Time is the best healer...then the "cold" will last 5 to 7 days. Without treatment (and with prayer) the "cold" will be gone within a week. The rest is palliative.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology

In brief: Uri

Treatment for a cold is treatment of the symptoms, and should further respiratory or sinus symptoms develop and persist an oral antibiotic may be required.
. Treated a cold lasts 7-10 days and untreated it lasts just as long.

In brief: Uri

Treatment for a cold is treatment of the symptoms, and should further respiratory or sinus symptoms develop and persist an oral antibiotic may be required.
. Treated a cold lasts 7-10 days and untreated it lasts just as long.
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