How to get rid of a cold?

Time. All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing.
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.

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How to get rid of a cold fast?

You don't. W/o drugs: drink lots of fluids and get plenty of sleep. A cold due to a virus must run it's natural course, of ~3-5 days of symptoms. Otherwise: take antihistamines to dry up the runny nose; decongestants to clear the "stuffed up head"; nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) to break a fever and expectorants to help clear the mucous. All these drugs treat the symptoms, not the virus, so they may make it last longer!

How to get rid of a cold - fast?

It runs it's course. 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 & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!!

How to get rid of a cold soar fast?

Cold Sores. Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing.

Please explain how do get rid of a cold?

COLD IS SELF LIMITED. Common cold gets better by itself, and one may use decongestants for symptom relief. Keep hugrated to keep secretions thin, keep the drainage to prevent complications and short term use of decongeastants like sudafed in severe cases is all that is needed it will take its course, there is definitely no need for antibiotics for common cold.

How to get rid of a cold, quickly and effectively?

Can't get rid of it. But can treat symptoms. 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 ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s.

Any tips for how to get rid of a cold greatly appreciated?

Symptom relief only. 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 & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!!

How to get rid of a cold before I get induced (3days till)?

Tincture of time. The best remedy for the common cold (viral uri) is a tincture of time, and hopefully 3 days wil be enough time for you to get over this.

I'd really like to know how to get rid of a cold sores fast and forever?

Can't. Unfortunately, cold sores are a herpes simplex virus and currently there is no cure. Some medications may shorten the duration of the lesions while others decrease the pain, for limited time periods (like while eating). As you know, usually the lesions do eventually go away on their own in about 7-10 days.
You can't. Unfortunately, once you have cold sores you can't get rid of it forever. Cold sores are caused by the herpea virus and we don't have a way to get rid of the virus.