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How To Get Rid of a Cold in 2 Days

Updated on March 22, 2010

Many times in our lives a cold can come on without warning. Honestly speaking, there are no absolute cures for the common cold, but we can help get rid of it faster. Getting rid of a cold can be done in 4 simple steps.

  1. Exercise it away. People most believe that resting in bed all day can get rid of a cold. It helps but that's so wrong! When you exercise what do you do? If you said get tired that's true but not what I'm looking for. If you said sweat, then BINGO you're right. When you sweat, toxins are releasing from your body into the sweat. So the more you sweat, the more of the common cold virus you get rid of. Not to mention, constant motion such as running, dancing and cycling can also loosen up congestion so your nose won't be as stuffed up! So lace up the running shoes and get moving but WARNING~ don't push yourself to the max. Do light exercises that make you sweat like jogging, salsa dancing or Wii Fit. Don't go sprinting, doing Karate, or a play hardcore soccer. Make sure to take it easy while you exercise.
  2. Do you see that, it's C!!! Yes take plenty of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps fight the infection faster and it boosts you immunity towards the virus. Vitamin C is found in foods such as Orange Juice, V8 Fruit Fusion Juice, grapes, and Halls Defense Vitamin C Drops. All great to eat and delicious. I would recommend the Halls Vitamin C drops since they are portable and each drop of them has 100% of vitamin C that your body really needs in it's time of illness.
  3. When in doubt, drink water. The more hydrated your body is, the more faster it recovers. Also water is known for washing out unwanted toxins in the body and viruses that cause us to get sick. When we go the the bathroom to do #1, that's the water and toxins you're peeing out. So going to the bathroom in this case is great! Drink at least 9-10 glasses of 8 oz water a day to flush out the virus and toxins in your body.
  4. Medicine always helps. Take about a tablespoon of any cold medicine to stop the congestion and pains from the cold. Even though it's not going to actually help you get better faster, it makes you physically feel better. So while you are trying to recover, you can breathe and eat without pain or congestion. Nasal spray helps the congestion if you have no medicine on-the-go with you. But don't get to depended on medicine or your body will not fight the virus as fast as you want it. I always go to medicine for drastic measures such as, I'm going to work, a party, or a friend's house. Even though medicine is designed to make you feel better, it prolongs the virus in your body since it's just immobilizing the infection and not fighting it.
In 2 days, you should feel much better and ready to resume your normal life. If worse comes to worse, see a doctor ASAP. Do not wait or consequences could be harmful even life threatening. So if your cold lasts longer than 7 days, it's influenza. If influenza lasts longer than 21 days it could be pneumonia. If you have pneumonia, consult a doctor because pneumonia can be very harmful EVEN fatal if not treated, and all if this comes from an untreated common cold.


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      Speeve 3 years ago

      This is ridiculously wrong. Exercise doesn't remove the cold virus and can potentially make you more tired, stressed and therefore worse. Additionally Vitamin C does little to help a common cold.

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      Evelyn Wright 7 years ago

      Have you ever taken a course in writing or in English? Your grammar is horrible. However, the advice makes sense. Some of us old geezers really like to see well-written blogs or posts.