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Posted by: TI | 2004/12/20

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WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY OF CURING A COLD... NEED SOMETHING THAT WOULD HELP ME GET RID OF IT, QUICKLY, HATE THE FEELING....

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TI, a cold is caused by a virus and there is no real treatment yet and all one can do is to try ant treat the symptoms. A warm comfortable environment and rest at home is indicated for those with fever and/or acute symptoms. Warm chicken soup and all the other traditional remedies do not cure the disease, but they do make one feel better. Aspirin, antihistamines (works only for allergic people), high doses of vitamin C and antibiotics (only work for bacterial infections, not viruses) are not recommended. Nasal decongestants may be of value. Steam inhalations mobilize secretions and help relieve chest tightness. The same goes for a mucolytic expectorant cough mixture like Bisolvon Linctus DA® or Adco-linctopent®. Good luck.

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