Student Perspective: How To Get Rid Of A Cold

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By Jodi Y.

Colds are very common these days and unfortunately there is no exact cure for a common cold.  Most colds will go away within 3-5 days. Here are some natural home remedies.

Step one: Drink plenty of warm fluids to help loosen the secretions in your sinuses, so that your mucus flows more freely, making you feel better faster. Studies show that drinking warm fluids relieves cold symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue.

Step two: When blowing your nose, blow your nose softly. This allows you to get rid of mucus, without building pressure. If you do feel like there is a wall in your nose, not allowing you to breathe, that’s the pressure built up in your nose. If this happens don’t blow your nose further. Get some salt water and breathe it in.

Step three: Eat raw honey. Honey contains anti-viral properties that can strengthen your immune system. If you mix some honey, hot water, and some lemon, you can help soothe your sore throats and soft coughs.

Step four: To get rid of a scratchy throat, gargle some salt water.

Quick Tip: Stay hydrated. Get lots of rest. Know when to see a doctor.

Remember, stay hydrated, get sleep, and always wash your hands. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.  

Source:  WikiHow

Editor’s Note- Disclaimer-Please see a doctor if your symptoms persist.  We only offer information here but are not in the medical field.  

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