Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

What is the best cure for a cold?

Report as

Old fashioned way: Chicken noddle soup!

Helpful (4) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
yum!
Report as
Add a comment...

orange juice

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (4)
Report as
Really? No way
Report as
jsm36
Too late! Elevated vit C levels are thought to prevent a cold, but not to cure it. Trust me, I'm not a doctor.
Report as
oh woops
Report as
uh,no.
Report as
Add a comment...

3-5 days

Helpful (3) Fun (1) Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
Ok
Report as
There are things that can ease the symptoms but there is no cure for the common cold. In other words, you can treat the symptoms but you can't cure it.
Report as
Add a comment...

Just keep as warm as you can, make sure to take some medicine that will help & drink hot tea or squash :)

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
Thanks. This is what ill do :)
Report as
Cool, get better soon! :)
Report as
Thank you!
Report as
Add a comment...

Drink a lot of orange juice or green tea! Also whenever i get a cold i have a nice hot bath and just soak and sweat it out! I always feel better afterwards and make sure you're getting a good amount of sleep!

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
Thanks. So relaxing:)
Report as
your welcome:)
Report as
Add a comment...

There is no "cure" for a cold. You just gotta get through it

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (4)
Report as
jsm36
Exactly. Just things you can due to help elevate the symptoms. Star up!
Report as
jsm36
Do...
Report as
Oh haha drink tons of orange juice and get plenty of sleep. Stay rested and drink plenty of FLUIDS. :)
Report as
Ok thanms
Report as
Add a comment...

i would keep your feet warm and keep yourself wrapped in a blanket. wash your hands at all times. like more then you normally would. Just take the cold medicine. Choke down that soup, and just take it easy.

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Thanks for the tip
Report as
Add a comment...

1000mg of vitamin C every 4 hours and Cold Ezzzzz Med.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

honey & lemon tea, sleep, and a vaporizor

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

hot chicken soup

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Ill cook that today:)
Report as
Add a comment...

Lots of rest and plenty of vitamin C.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

lots of liquids,rest,and cold medication

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I know this may sound weird, but this has helped me in the past, but if you put hand sanitizer up your nose, it makes the cold go away. About 2-3 squirts per nostril.

Helpful (1) Fun (2) Thanks for voting Comments (4)
Report as
Wow this really worked! Thank you so much!
Report as
No way!
Report as
are you serious ?. i can't bring myself to try this...it's gotta sting ! ?
Report as
I doubt ill try it too but thanks
Report as
Add a comment...

It depends on the type of pathogen you have.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

a sauna helps me.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
HelloPikachu

What can you catch, but cannot throw? A cold! So my answer to your question is to drink some Chinese bitter tea, drink coffee, wash your face with hand sanitizer (don't open your eyes, wash it like you do normally and then wash it with water), or take a hot shower and then warm up with a warm blanket!

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Plenty of sleep and foods rich in vitamin c. Hope you feel better soon.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

To drink lots of soup and rest while reading a book

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Reading a book :(
Report as
Add a comment...

honey

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Ok
Report as
Add a comment...
Pontes

Blow Your Nose Often -- and the Right Way

It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. But when you blow hard, pressure can cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose: Press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Alkaseltzer Plus, rest, and a good scarf when you go out!

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

drink a lot of water

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

soup, orange juice, sleep, NyQuil, and light exercise will knock it out of your system. also, decongestants help if you have a stuffy nose

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

try my mothers old remedy take lilac the spice and mint and mix it with green tea don't try and get up a lot just take it easy and if it gets worse contact your doctor

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

some soup a nap & some sprite

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Lots of hot soup. That always helps me. Along with cranberry juice. But give it a week and it should clear up :)

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Chicken noodle soup :3

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Yeah. U could drink all kinds of medicine and get
Plenty of rest! Do that! But my other though would
Be get your body moving because a body at rest tend
To stay at rest! Meaning exercise take vitamin c the fast
Your body would want to fight off the cold. Faster Seriously ! An take
Zinc vitamins

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

In addition to eating necessary cold medicine, drink more hot water, and can eat some orange containing rich Vitamin C improves body immunity, certainly you also should keep warm.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
candy179

rest, sleep, and good old chicken soup! :)

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

best way to treat yourself is donot think about it..
1)have fun
2) go out more
3) eat more
then cold would say "i think this person is already very cold blooded he donot have feelings for me"..
and wallaaaah your cold is gone lol :)

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

a hot shower,and fresh orange juice not canned juice from a store...the next day you will feel better and you will be cured

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

a spoon with honey with a squirt of lemon on it.it might irritate your throught but it works,really.hope this helps.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

The best advice I can give is to not take cold or cough meds unless you absolutely have to. The cold meds only help mask the symptoms, they don't actually make you better. Cough meds should only be taken when a physician tells you to take them because they stop your cough which is your body's natural defense mechanism against infections in your lungs. A good way to help yourself breathe better at night is to rub Vicks VapoRub on the bottom of your feet and wear socks. If you want a good recipe for a homemade homeopathic tea, get some ginger root and horseradish root and boil them in a pot of water or a tea kettle. Drink the "tea" with honey or lemon. This tea works for relieving the symptoms of respiratory illnesses and nausea/vomiting.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

We can send probes to Mars, put a man on the moon but can't cure the common cold. I mean, priorities guys!

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

A Warm

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

immunisation would be the ideal solution.however,because there are more than 200 different cold viruses it is impossible to produce a vaccine that would protect against all types.there are some agents,including the immune system messenger interferon,which stop viruses multiplying,but treatment with these can cause side effects that are worse than cold itself.new medications are currently being developed,but in order to succeed they will have to be inexpensive,and will need to cure the cold more quickly than it would cure itself by simply being allowed to run its course

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

DO NOT DRINK ORANGE JUICE WITH A COLD! It will make it worse. what helps is if you drink a nice warm cup of green tea There really is no cure for a cold but it will definitely help you it helps me a lot

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
shannonmacri

Their is no cure for the common cold. Eating healthy,drinking fluids,proper sleep and taking your vitamins can strengthen your immune system but if you catch a cold, all you can do is keep eating well and getting rest. No magic pill or shot can get rid of it. So many myths out there.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches