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7 Remedies to Treat a Cold ...

By Melanie

What is the first thing you do when you start to get a sore throat, coughs and your nose starts to run from you? You go out to the nearest drug store and buy some cold medicine, right? Well, that isn’t what I like to do. There is no way to beat a cold, you just have to let it take its course, but there are some things you can do to speed it up. I do not like taking cold medicine. I am going to give you 7 remedies to treat a cold…

7 Get Your Sleep

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It goes without saying that your body needs sleep. If you want to feel better, then you need to get some sleep. I know, it may be hard to push some deadlines forward, but when night falls, make sure you get your 8 hours of rest. If you have to take off from work for one day, then go ahead and tell your boss. Surely, he or she would much rather you stay home so that you can feel better the next day.

6 Drink Plenty of Orange Juice

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When I feel a cold coming on, grab the good old vitamin C. Orange Juice is well known for helping your body fight off those illnesses.

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5 Drink Plenty of Water

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Aside from orange juice, it is important that you drink plenty of water. If you are not careful, you could easily get dehydrated, which will lead to even more problems.

4 Gargle with Warm Salt Water

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Whenever I was a child and I complained of a throat ache, my mom would always tell me to gargle with warm salt water. Now, when my little one complains of a sore throat, I tell her the same thing. I found that gargling with warm salt water really does help ease a sore throat.

3 Don’t Leave out the Chicken Soup

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When I was sick as a child, I would always get some chicken noodle soup. To this day, I like chicken noodle soup, it’s great to eat on those cold days or when you are dealing with a cold.

2 Garlic

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Personally, I have never had any luck with it working on vampires, but I have heard that it works wonders when you are sick. Either cook with it, make a special tea or drop it in some soup. Either way you go, when you are sick, try eating garlic and see how that makes you feel.

1 Special Tea

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How many here likes drinking tea? Well, I have a special tea that you can mix up the next time you are feeling sick. It involves honey, ginger and lemon juice. Lemon is high in Vitamin C, ginger and honey are well known to help the immune system.

There you have 7 remedies to help fight that cold. Before you know it, you will be feeling in no time. Colds do not last all that long. Do you have any remedies that you would like t

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