15 Ways to Get Rid of Cold Symptoms
As soon as cold symptoms hit, you want to get rid of them quickly. It’s hard to focus on the things you love to do when your nose feels stuffy and runny, you can’t stop sneezing, and your throat feels scratchy.
Maybe you’ve heard your doctor, family member, or friend say that there is no cure for the common cold. Unfortunately, they’re correct. Over 200 viruses can cause the common cold, but it’s most commonly caused by a group of viruses known as rhinoviruses.1
To date, there are no antiviral medications that can fight the viruses that cause the common cold. Also, you can’t treat the common cold with antibiotics as these are only used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
The good news? You don’t need to suffer with the symptoms while your body fights off the cold virus. Over-the-counter medicines like DayQuil SEVERE and NyQuil SEVERE can help relieve your toughest cold symptoms.
15 Tips to Get Rid of Cold Symptoms
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Drink warm liquids.
- Sleep it off
- Use saline nasal drops and sprays.
- Use a neti pot.
- Gargle saltwater.
- Add moisture to the air.
- Breathe in some steamy air.
- Soothe your cough.
- Adjust your sleeping position
- Keep things clean
- Eat foods that support your immune system
- Eat lots of vegetables, herbs, and spices
- Use the right over-the-counter (OTC) meds
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