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How do I effectively treat a cold that has racked my family for a week?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not much to do

There is an old joke in medicine: if nothing is done for a cold, it lasts a week, but with intensive treatment it goes away in 7 days.
All you can do is try to avoid transmitting to family members who don't yet have it (lots of hand washing, alcohol gel, etc); and use aspirin, decongestants, etc to help control symptoms. Don't waste money on anything else. Good luck!

In brief: Not much to do

There is an old joke in medicine: if nothing is done for a cold, it lasts a week, but with intensive treatment it goes away in 7 days.
All you can do is try to avoid transmitting to family members who don't yet have it (lots of hand washing, alcohol gel, etc); and use aspirin, decongestants, etc to help control symptoms. Don't waste money on anything else. Good luck!
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