Updated 16 March 2015

Action point


If you’re coming down with a cold, drink as much fluid as you can.

Drinking fluids such as water, vegetable soups, or warm broths helps dilute the mucus in your throat and makes it easier to cough up excess phlegm.

For all the latest news, visit the Health24 Cold & Flu Centre.


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Exercise benefits for seniors »

Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running

Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.