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What is the home remedy for common cold?

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Dr. Omada Idachaba
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treat symptoms

Most colds are due to viruses and therefore do not need antibiotics.
Effective home care will consist of treating symptoms as follows: for congeston-use an over the counter decongestant like sudafed, inhale steam, hot liquids like herbal teas, menthol or eucalyptus rubs, sore throat: salt water gargles, fever- acetaminophen, fatigue- rest and fluids, supplements-vitamin c and zinc.

In brief: Treat symptoms

Most colds are due to viruses and therefore do not need antibiotics.
Effective home care will consist of treating symptoms as follows: for congeston-use an over the counter decongestant like sudafed, inhale steam, hot liquids like herbal teas, menthol or eucalyptus rubs, sore throat: salt water gargles, fever- acetaminophen, fatigue- rest and fluids, supplements-vitamin c and zinc.
Dr. Omada Idachaba
Dr. Omada Idachaba
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cold Remedies

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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

In brief: Cold Remedies

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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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