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Infectious Diseases

10 Facts About Treating the Common Cold

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Antibiotics won’t help


Echinacea aids recovery, but not significantly


Vitamins and supplements not helpful


Staying hydrated helps


Make sure to rest


Practice good hygiene


Use salt water and steam


Use decongestants but not antihistamines


Slight fevers are OK


Try a humidifier in the cold months


Allison Tsai

Allison Tsai

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.