How to Cure a Cold

They say there's no cure. And " they " may be right, but there are a lot of things that we can do. Heard from doctors fairly recently (but note: I am not a doctor):Gargle with warm salt water to sooth and treat the throat.Use a neti pot (nasal irrigation) to clear sinuses.Take Claritin (loratadine) and Claritin-D (loratadine with pseudoephedrine) to reduce symptoms. Other common-sense and folk treatments:Keep extra warm, particularly the chest. Especially avoid getting chilled.Get lots of sleep - morning and afternoon naps if possible. In my opinion this is the best thing we can do.Chicken soup with lots of salt and pepper. Maybe other hot, salty, peppery soups with onion, sage, and thyme.Zinc lozenges.Vitamin C. We mix Vitamin C powder in some organic pomegranate juice. Yum.Aromatic (menthol, camphor, ...) rub on the chest for extra heat and a nice smell. I clip a towel around my neck too.Hydrate plenty. Alas, alcohol probably doesn't count." Feed a cold (and starve a fever). " To keep the immune system strong, but junk food won't help.A key point: Don't let up until the symptoms are all gone. A chest cold will take advantage of a chill to start all over in the sinuses, or vice-versa. The old joke - Do all of these things and the cold might be gone in as little as a week. Otherwise it might take as long as seven days. I have a cold and I'm only on day 5. As we say in Minnesota, Uff-Da. ...
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