How to Treat a Cold
Unfortunately we’ve all had times when we needed information about how to treat a cold – either because we were sick with a cold ourselves, or our loved ones were. In the internet age, when we seek advice about how to treat a cold, we’re likely to find an almost overwhelming amount of information. To get a handle on the subject, it’s helpful to recognize two broad approaches to how to treat a cold. The first aims to ease your cold symptoms while you’re sick, and the second aims to help you shorten a cold.
How to Treat a Cold: Symptom Relievers
Most types of common cold treatment fall into the category of symptom relievers. This approach to how to treat a cold is all about making yourself less uncomfortable as the cold runs its natural course. The conventional over-the-counter cold medicine options are in this category, such as decongestants, expectorants, and cough syrups. There are also a wide variety of natural cold remedies that can provide relief of cold symptoms, including healing herbs like garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper; as well as techniques such as salt water gargling or nasal irrigation.
How to Treat a Cold: Ending Your Cold Faster
Another approach to how to treat a cold is to take steps to try to reduce the duration of your cold, so you’re back to full health more quickly. This is a smaller category of cold treatment, and here the stand-out performer is zinc gluconate. A recently published review of nearly three decades of medical research on zinc and colds concluded that zinc cold remedies, especially when taken in the first 24 hours of catching a cold, can significantly reduce the duration of a cold. The review also found that results vary depending on the particular zinc formula used, so it’s important to choose your zinc cold remedy carefully.* That’s where zinc gluconate and Cold-EEZE® come in.
Shorten Your Cold with Cold-EEZE® Zinc Cold Remedy
Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy is made with a unique zinc gluconate formula that effectively releases zinc ions. In double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies, the zinc gluconate formula used in Cold-EEZE® lozenges reduced the duration of patients’ colds by almost half compared to control groups*. Proven effective and safe to use with most other medications, Cold-EEZE® is the #1 pharmacist-recommended zinc cold remedy**.
For the best results, take Cold-EEZE® whenever you start to feel cold symptoms. For more details on how to treat a cold with Cold-EEZE®, follow the guidelines on the Cold-EEZE® package.
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* Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies demonstrate that Cold-EEZE® lozenges shorten the duration of the common cold. For more information, click here.
**Based on the 2015 OTC Guide