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How I Cure My Cold in One Day Using Natural Remedies

Updated on March 9, 2017
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Januaris is a writer with a great passion for the health niche. He loves to write about home and natural remedies for health conditions.

Before I discovered a natural treatment process that cures my common cold faster, I used to really suffer from this infection. I used to go through several of its symptoms, including sore throat and headache, for more than a week.

In case you don't understand what exactly is common cold, this is a viral disease that affects the upper respiratory system i.e., throat, nostrils and sinuses. The infectious illness is usually mild, but its annoying symptoms can make you feel absolutely awful. The most common symptoms of a cold include:

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cold patient | Source
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever (Children)

Millions of people across the world get the cold every day, and at least a billion cases of the infection are reported in the US every year. So it is quite a common disease! It has no cure, but I have come up with some natural methods that help heal my infection faster.

This article is about how I cure my common cold fast without medicine. Read on to learn about the home remedies I use to heal my cold naturally within one day.

In brief, how I treat my common cold quickly and in a natural way.

1. Using nasal decongestants to treat my illness.

2. Tapping the healing power of steam.

3. Using a saline solution.

4. Drinking hot liquids.

5. Using natural supplements.

6. Drinking chicken soup.

7. Using hot packs around my congested sinuses.

8. Boost the home remedies with medications (not necessary sometimes)

1. Using Nasal Decongestants to Treat My Common Cold

Nasal decongestants or sprays help clear my nostrils, giving me an immediate relief from the cold. There are two ways in which nasal sprays work for me.

First, they loosen mucus in my nostrils, allowing me blow it out with much ease. Second, they shrink the blood vessels in my nostrils, widening the air passages and letting me enjoy better breathing.

Nasal decongestants are available in two forms (fluid and tablets), and you can buy them from your local drugstore.

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nasal spray | Source

2. Tapping the Healing Power of Steam

Like the nasal sprays, steam helps relieve my nasal passages and sinuses. It moisturizes my dry nostrils and loosens the mucus.

I usually get steam from a hot shower, bath or boiling water. Taking a hot shower or bath gives me great relaxation, something which improves my healing process. In the case of the boiling water, I usually place my head over a pot that is producing steam.

3. Using a Saline Solution to Cure my Cold

Using a saline solution has been a great way to loosen and clean mucus from my nostrils. I usually make a saline solution by just dissolving some salt in a cup of hot water.

Alternatively, I can buy saline solids from my local drugstore, and mix them with hot water to make a saline solution.

On how to apply the solution, I use a Neti pot to pour the solution into one nostril tilting my head to the other side to let the solution come out through the other nostril. For the best results, I repeat the process 2 or 3 times.

4. Drinking Hot Liquids

Drinking hot liquids relieves my sore throat and congested nasal passages, giving me some comfort and a feeling of wellness.

Other benefits that I get from hot liquids are optimum body hydration and warmness which kicks chills away. The best fluids here are the ones that contain peppermint, chamomile or lemon.

5. Using Natural Supplements

I would recommend the following supplements when fighting common cold: Echinacea, Zinc, Elderberry, Honey and Ginseng. I use these supplements to shorten the duration of the illness to one day.

Echinacea is available in tablet form and works on me well when I take it at the onset of the infection. Zinc prevents the spread of the virus within the body, and is available in tablet and liquid forms. Ginseng is an herbal medicine that boosts the immune system. Elderberry is also an immune booster, and is available in a syrup form. I take a spoonful of this supplement by itself or when in hot water or beverage.

Like elderberry, honey is an immune booster. It has anti-viral properties and heals my sore throat and fever. I usually use honey just the same way as elderberry.

6. Drinking Chicken Soup

Does chicken soup really help with a cold? Well, this is a common question and the answer is YES (from my own experience). Chicken soup prevents the production and movement of neutrophils which are white blood cells that worsen the symptoms of a cold.

I recommend that you take chicken soup when hot to help with your congested nasal passages. On my side, I find the soup as a great solution to my loss of appetite as it is delicious and easy to drink.

7. Using Hot Packs Around My Congested Sinuses

Hot packs act like steam: they help loosen mucus in my nostrils, relieving my nasal congestion problem.

I usually buy hot packs from my local pharmacy, and when it comes to using them, I just place them around my sinuses and on my face.

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hot packs | Source

8. Boosting the Home Remedies with Medications, such as Expectorants and Antitussives

These medications don’t cure the infection, but relieve its symptoms. For example, the expectorants and antitussives suppress my cough and clear my nasal passages further, improving my breathing and comfort.

I usually get these medications from my local drugstore.

Here Are Some Tips That I Employ To Cure My Common Cold Quickly

  • Taking some time off to deal with the virus attack.
  • Getting plenty of rest to allow my body fight off the virus.
  • Staying warm to speed up my recovery.
  • Gargling a salt solution to soothe the sore throat.
  • Using medications, such as analgesics and antihistamines, to ease aches, fever and runny nose.
  • Eating a lot of fruits and green vegetables to boost my vitamin C intake.
  • Using ginger and apple cider vinegar to ease cough and sore throat.
  • Blowing my nose regularly to reduce nasal congestion.
  • Sleeping at an angle that doesn’t encourage nasal congestion.
  • Packing some hankies and cough syrups when traveling.

Vitamin C and the Common Cold
Vitamin C and the Common Cold

This guide has more information that you need to know to get rid of common cold when it occurs! It has helped me deal with the viral infection.

 

In Conclusion...

Treating common cold quickly and naturally at home has never been this effective and fast. I don't suffer from the annoying symptoms of the respiratory infection anymore with these home remedies.

When you are struck by the sickness, I recommend that you use my natural remedies to heal from the cold symptoms fast. Also, make use of the included tips and you will recover from the infection within one day.

Have you ever used any of these remedies to cure your cold?

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