Cold Curing Remedies

Have you had a cold recently? According to the CDC, the average adult will get a cold 2-3 times yearly. Common symptoms include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, and fever.   These symptoms can be stubborn and stick around for weeks. So what are some of the best remedies for combating a cold?

  • Hydration– Staying hydrated is always essential, especially when you have a cold. Keeping yourself well-hydrated will help your immune system work appropriately while fighting a cold.
  • Humidifier– using a humidifier during a cold relieves a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus. 
  • Over-the-counter cough medicines– are helpful in reducing symptoms of a cold such as sore throat, fever, coughing, etc. 
  • Warm liquids and honey– help open up sinuses and clear the head and chest of congestion. Honey is a helpful remedy for a sore throat. 
  • Rest–  is one of the best things you can do for a cold. Along with taking a break from exercise, while your body recharges your immune system. Getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night while having a cold is recommended.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup–  Yes, this comfort food is soothing, especially for colds because the warm, clear broth helps keep you hydrated and temporarily opens nasal passages. And other typical ingredients, such as salt, spices, vegetables, chicken, and noodles, provide electrolytes, protein, and carbohydrates your body needs when you’re not eating or drinking as much as usual.

Using these helpful remedies this cold and flu season will allow you to get back to your routine. If your cold symptoms seem to be getting worse schedule an appointment at one of our conveniently located centers! 


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