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10 Ways To Beat A Cold

posted in Health & Fitness
03/31/2016
  • Check out easy ways to get rid of a cold
    Check out easy ways to get rid of a cold
  • Hydrate   
In addition to water, go for teas and broths And of course, nothing can undo your hydration efforts quite like coffee and alcohol.
    Hydrate
    In addition to water, go for teas and broths And of course, nothing can undo your hydration efforts quite like coffee and alcohol.
  • Take a hot shower. 
Stuffed up? Draw a hot, steamy shower.
    Take a hot shower.
    Stuffed up? Draw a hot, steamy shower.
  • Add an extra pillow. 
Here's another tip for folks feeling like the bulk of their body weight has gravitated to their sinuses. Instead of lying awake in bed because you just – can't – breathe – add an extra pillow to raise your head higher.
    Add an extra pillow.
    Here's another tip for folks feeling like the bulk of their body weight has gravitated to their sinuses. Instead of lying awake in bed because you just – can't – breathe – add an extra pillow to raise your head higher.
  • Try over-the-counter medicines.
Cough and cold medications can bring some relief
    Try over-the-counter medicines.
    Cough and cold medications can bring some relief
  • Drink hot tea. 
Not only is sipping on tea a tasty way to hydrate, but it can bring some calming relief to a scratchy throat,
    Drink hot tea.
    Not only is sipping on tea a tasty way to hydrate, but it can bring some calming relief to a scratchy throat,
  • Get some rest.
 "Often with a cold, you'll feel a bit more fatigued
    Get some rest.
    "Often with a cold, you'll feel a bit more fatigued
  • Gargle salt water. 
A slightly less delicious way to relieve a sore throat: Gargle a mixture of warm water and salt.
    Gargle salt water.
    A slightly less delicious way to relieve a sore throat: Gargle a mixture of warm water and salt.
  • Eat chicken noodle soup. 
How would something so classic not make the list? Chicken noodle soup offers some nice, gentle, easily digestible nourishment.
    Eat chicken noodle soup.
    How would something so classic not make the list? Chicken noodle soup offers some nice, gentle, easily digestible nourishment.
  • Continue exercising if you're up for it. 
This advice is a bit tricky. If you're capable of some exercise, go for it
    Continue exercising if you're up for it.
    This advice is a bit tricky. If you're capable of some exercise, go for it
  • Practice proper cold and flu hygiene. 

Don't spread your sickness to others, and don't pick up another person's flu virus on top of your cold. Cover your coughs and sneezes, sanitize germy spots and perfect your hand-washing techniques.
    Practice proper cold and flu hygiene.

    Don't spread your sickness to others, and don't pick up another person's flu virus on top of your cold. Cover your coughs and sneezes, sanitize germy spots and perfect your hand-washing techniques.
  • Don't take an antibiotic. 
Remember, the common cold is caused by a virus, and antibiotics treat bacterial infections.
    Don't take an antibiotic.
    Remember, the common cold is caused by a virus, and antibiotics treat bacterial infections.

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