Infectious Diseases

10 Natural Ways to Fight the Common Cold


Have you already caught your first cold this season?

Stay rested and warm

Drink juice or water

Take a hot shower

Use an extra pillow

Drink hot beverages

Take vitamin C

Try nasal rinsing

Gargle with salt water

Use hot compresses around your sinuses

Blow your nose correctly

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