By Teal Pelish, Cheapism.com
It's only the beginning of January, but cold and flu season came on early and is shaping up to be one of the most severe in recent years. Doctor's visits for fevers, coughs, and sore throats have spiked in the past several weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A particularly virulent cold can lead to missed work, health insurance copays, and other costs. Ward off potential illness with these common cold remedies and preventive tips.Protect yourself from the common cold.
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Common Cold Remedies: The First Line of Defense. Stopping a cold in its tracks averts harm to both your body and your budget. Arm yourself with simple, affordable or even free remedies the moment that fatigue, congestion, and other symptoms begin to surface.
A fever or runny nose robs the body of water, so drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Avoid mild diuretics such as caffeine and alcohol. The staff at Mayo Clinic recommends water,Read More »from Frugal Tips for Fighting the Common Cold