Before You Research How to Get Rid of a Cold, Be Sure It’s a Cold

Before considering how to get rid of a cold, rule out the flu first. Cold symptoms like sneezing and coughing come on gradually while flu symptoms appear abruptly and typically include a high fever and body aches. If you suspect the flu, you should see a physician. On the other hand, if you think you have a cold, figuring out how to get rid of a cold naturally and safely should be the first step you take.

If You Want to Know How to Get Rid of a Cold, Remember What Your Mom Said

Although there are no known cures for cold, we have accumulated a wealth of trusted advice on how to get rid of a cold. Our moms have told us how to treat a cold: sleep, drink fluids, and eat chicken soup. Physicians have been telling us to gargle with saltwater and use vaporizers for years. And as it turns out, following this advice can help us feel better and prevent a cold from worsening.

Using a home remedy for sore throat, herbal cough remedies, saline nasal sprays or other forms of natural common cold treatment are also good ways to soothe your symptoms. But the best remedy for a cold will be one that treats the illness, not just the symptoms.

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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