What is the quickest way to get rid of a cold?

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  1. avalencia_25 profile image60
    avalencia_25posted 12 years ago

    What is the quickest way to get rid of a cold?

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    msorenssonposted 12 years ago

    Rest. Lots of water or juice, vitamin C, not very much fat in the food, hot bath as in as hot as you can stand it without burning yourself, for as long as you can stand it. Sauna will be better if you have it. Turkish towel to wrap you and make you sweat. After you sweat a lot and go to the bathroom a lot, and sweated a lot, you should feel better.

  3. Smaridge01 profile image67
    Smaridge01posted 12 years ago

    Simple, but very effective home cold remedy:

    Honey (2 tbsp)
    Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tbsp)
    Lemon Juice (to taste)

    Combined with hot water, like you would make tea with, two or three times a day if you already have a cold, will knock it out in a few days.  I have been using this before colds, or if I get one, for over three years and it works great! I even wrote a hub about it:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Recipe-For-Best … ally-Works

    Good luck with your cold, I hope you feel better soon.


  4. MikeSyrSutton profile image70
    MikeSyrSuttonposted 12 years ago

    Echinacia(sp) -Goldenseal! Get them together at any large drug store or grocery store.

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    fit2dayposted 12 years ago

    I wish I could give a straight answer to this question, but one key factor is your immune system and how strong it is. I use hot tea with honey as my go to remedy for colds. Ginger tea is good to use if you can handle the kick.

    For stuffy nose, I sometimes boil some water and let the steam loosen up the congestion. A few other keys are to wash hands often and not blow the nose too harsh.

  6. yenajeon profile image71
    yenajeonposted 12 years ago

    This is not a straight-forward "remedy" but it always works for me everytime. I try and force myself to think that I'm not sick. I pretend everything is normal and go about my day. The "cold" is gone immediately. The few times I didn't do this mind trick, I ended up being sick for a week.

    Plus I take a lot of vitamin C anyway.

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    Butch Newsposted 12 years ago

    In a healthy person a cold will last 7 days.  Echinacea has been scientifically shown to reduce that by up to 1 day in some people.

    Otherwise, rest, chicken soup, vitamin C, Zinc and patience.

    With people with run down immune systems the cold can last up to 3 weeks.

    Wash your hands often.

  8. Mrs asif profile image61
    Mrs asifposted 12 years ago

    very simple.1 spoon honey in a cup of green tea.three times a day and flu flys away

  9. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    An old saying:
    A cold treated will take 14 days to clear.
    A cold left alone will take a fortnight.
    However, there are remedies that help you feel better, I use:
    one sachet of a paracetamol based hot lemon cold cure powder.
    I tbsp honey
    shot of single malt whiskey, I like Isle of Islay
    hot water
    Whack it down just before going to bed.
    I am not recommending that you should follow me, we are all different, what I use works for me and hasn't killed me, that may not be so for others,  use it at your own risk.

  10. Right On Time profile image60
    Right On Timeposted 12 years ago

    Vitamin C and lots of it, plus relaxation and lots of bed rest. Also try immune system-boosting vitamin supplements, they wortk for me

  11. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 12 years ago

    To my knowledge there is no quick instant cure for a cold. According to current medical information a cold will pass between 7-10 days from first contact simply take lots of fluids, and eat and sleep as normal.

  12. smurfz profile image40
    smurfzposted 12 years ago

    Lots of water, taking vitamins, and being out in the sun.  The suns natural rays help people feel better.

  13. Ashantina profile image61
    Ashantinaposted 12 years ago

    -Raw honey and lemon
    -An apple a day, keeps the doctor away..
    Most fruits high in Vitamin C content work
    Also you could try the hot water, bowl and towel trick and put some vapour rub in the water.. inhale.. works every time.

  14. wellspoken profile image60
    wellspokenposted 12 years ago

    I have found that the quickest way to get rid of a cold is to not let it turn into a full blown cold. Our bodies usually give us a warning that we are about to be sick, sore throat, etc. When this happens to me I start popping vitamin c pills to help fight it off and then I drink lots of hot fluids. I take mucinex because it thins mucus and also I go to the gym and work out alot because I dont care what anyone says the best way to get rid of a cold is to sweat it out. Sometimes I use theraflu and then get under the covers and that makes me feel some instant relief if I wasnt able to catch it early on. Hot tea helps as well as chicken soup I dont think these things help to get rid of the cold though I think they are just soothing because they are warm and they feel good going down.


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