Helpful tips for getting rid of the common cold.1. Drippy Nose? Scratchy Throat?
Take two: Popping 1,000 mg of vitamin C and 10 mg of zinc at the outset may ease symptoms and even shorten your cold.
All stuffed up? Steam in a shower; follow with a decongestant. Sprays work better than pills, but stop after three days to avoid rebound congestion. Oral decongestants can keep you up, so don't take within several hours of bed.3. Take Your Temp
A fever over 101° is a sign you could have the flu. Call your doc.
Related: Stop a Cold in Just 12 Hours
Kiwifruit is loaded with the vitamin; one study (using golden kiwi) found it reduced the severity and duration of colds. Strawberries are another rich source.5. If You're Hacking
Try a teaspoon of honey before bed. It may release cough-suppressing opioids.6. Get Rest
And try an extra pillow - it helps gravity move mucus out of your sinuses.
Related: Top-rated Pillows
In lab studies, its enzymesRead More »from 13 Ways to Cure the Common Cold (and when to Call the Doc)