Technology has given us a lot of amazing things: air conditioning, Keurigs, free internet porn. Still, there’s one nagging problem that technology has yet to find the solution for: the common cold.
To date, there is no cure for the common cold. But there are plenty of simple treatments and quick fixes out there that can help relieve symptoms and make you feel better overall. By applying these changes, you’ll be in a better position to heal naturally and recover quickly.
Here are 10 tips to help you battle the cold and get you up and running in no time.
Many people swear that zinc lozenges like Cold-Eeze and Zicam work like a charm in terms of reducing your symptoms, especially if you take them within the first day or two of your cold. One caveat: while the Mayo Clinic suggests that zinc may help prevent cold viruses from multiplying, and while some small studies support this, there’s probably not enough hard research out there to say for sure that it works.