When it comes to being sick, we can be tempted to try any remedy that promises to make us healthy as quickly as possible. But like with all get-well-quick antidotes, there are certain cures that help rid you of your cold much faster than others — and some self-proclaimed cure-alls that don’t work so well at all. Here’s a look at nine cold remedies you should try, and six you should avoid. (The remedy to avoid on page 14 will probably surprise you.)
1. Try: Adding moisture to the air
You may think adding moisture to the air would make your cold worse. In fact, a little moisture can help break up the congestion in your head. Mayo Clinic recommends getting a vaporizer for your home and changing the water filter daily.
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