Woman dressed in winter clothing blowing her nose
Woman dressed in winter clothing blowing her nose

How to get rid of a cold fast


A cold is something that affects anyone at anytime and unfortunately there is no cure. 188 This does not mean that the symptoms can’t be treated; there are many things that you can do to treat the cold symptoms faster. 
These include:

· Drinking lots of fluids to help mucus flow freely. 189 This will also replace the bad fluids that are currently in your body.
· Try and rest your body;
189 if you continue as normal, your condition won’t improve and instead it will take longer for you to recover. It also puts those around you at risk of catching the cold. 188
· Gargling salt water or drinking hot drinks can help relieve a sore throat.
· Try and stay in a well ventilated room with fresh air that is neither too hot or too cold.
· Paracetamol can help relieve any aches, pains, fevers or headaches.
· Otrivin nasal sprays and drops aren’t a cure for colds but they can help you feel better and place you on the road to recovery by alleviating the bothersome symptom of a cold, a congested nose. 184