Home Remedies That Do and Don’t Work for the Common Cold

urgent care pediatrics The common cold usually consists of sniffling, sneezing, coughing and congestion. When ever we get a cold or someone we know has a cold, we have our traditions of how we treat a cold. What some people may not know is that some home remedies are not that helpful, and some help a lot. Below are some popular home remedies that do and do not work.

1. Honey – It works!

2. Vitamin C – It doesn’t help while you have a cold, but if taken on a regular basis it can help shorten the duration of a cold

3. Zinc – It can help!

4. Hot liquids – They work!

5. Chili pepper – It doesn’t work!

6. Echinacea – There is little evidence that herbal remedies help a cold

7. Salt water – It can help break up nasal congestion and rinse out sinuses

 

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