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Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Common Cold

Cold and cought does not spare anyone. Being sick, even when you are home can be troublesome and irritating. Body aches along with fever, sore throat, chills, and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone feel miserable. There are a number of home remedies that can alleviate your symptoms and get you back to normal.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Common Cold

Get rid of cold and cough with these home remedies

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Cold and flu can be treated at home
  2. Fluids will help break up your congestion
  3. You can loosen up your stuffy nose if you breathe in some steam

Cold and cough does not spare anyone. Being sick, even when you are home can be troublesome and irritating. Body aches along with fever, sore throat, chills, and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone feel miserable. There are a number of home remedies that can alleviate your symptoms and get you back to normal. Simple, do-it- yourself tricks can help you keep away from the stuffy nose and sore throat. Keep reading to see what cold and flu remedies you can conjure up at home. 

1. Soup

A warm chicken soup may not be a cure-all, but it's a great choice when you're sick. Enjoying a bowl of chicken soup with vegetables, prepared from scratch or warmed from a can, can slow the movement of neutrophils in your body. Soup can be effective for reducing the symptoms of upper respiratory infections in particular. Low-sodium soup also carries great nutritional value and helps keep you hydrated.


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Cure common cold at home
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2. Ginger

The health benefits of ginger root have been touted for centuries, but there is a scientific proof of its curative properties. A few slices of raw ginger root in boiling water may help soothe a cough or a sore throat. Studies found that just 1 gram of ginger can alleviate clinical nausea of diverse causes. It helps in boosting up your immunity.

3. Plenty of fluids

Fluids will help break up your congestion. It will make your throat moist and keeps you from getting dehydrated. Warm water, herbal teas, fruit drinks, or ginger ale can be beneficial when you have cold and cough.

4. Honey

Honey has a variety of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Drinking honey in tea with lemon can ease sore throat pain. Honey is an effective cough suppressant. But you should never give honey to a child younger than 1 year old, as it often contains botulinum spores. While they are usually harmless to older children and adults, infants' immune systems aren't able to fight them off. 

 

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Cure common cold at home
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5. Steam

You can loosen up your stuffy nose if you breathe in some steam. Hold your head over a pot of boiling water and breathe slowly through your nose. This will help in breaking the congestion. But be careful. Don't let the heat burn your nose. You can use a steamer as well, as it is easily available in the market. Try to take in some moisture from a hot shower with the door closed.



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