Summary of “Here Are the Cold and Flu Remedies That Actually Work”

Cold weather doesn’t literally make you sick, but the winter season does indeed make you more prone to catching a bad cold.
If you had time to rest, dammit, you wouldn’t be Googling around for quick cold remedies.
If you’re exposing innocent bystanders to your cold or flu, the least you can do is give yourself a good Purell rubdown after any contact between your hands and your mucus-y bits.
A glass shouldn’t make your cold symptoms any worse.
Speaking of Hot, Liquid Comfort: Soup Can’t Hurt There isn’t exactly concrete evidence that a bowl of chicken soup can make your cold shorter or less severe, but some studies do support its healing powers.
There’s no harm in a sinus rinse either, though you should make sure you’re using filtered water to avoid replacing your cold viruses with brain-eating amoebas.
Chances are good you have a cold or flu, which can’t be treated with antibiotics.
If your symptoms feel like a typical cold or flu, give yourself a few days to fight it off.

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