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Home remedies

Looking for home remedies to help treat your cold symptoms? These remedies have been used to treat cold symptoms for generations. Find out if they could help to ease your symptoms, too.

Home remedies

Need some dependable home remedies for cold relief? We’ve collected some favourites. Learn about the best self-care cold remedies, so you can get relief now.

Which home remedies will work to soothe your child's cough or cold symptoms? Start here.

What is echinacea and can it really prevent colds? Learn more about echinacea and whether this herbal treatment can help prevent or treat a cold.

Is vitamin C effective at fighting a cold? Discover what you need to know before taking vitamin C to prevent a cold or to treat cold symptoms.

Are zinc lozenges or nasal sprays helpful at fending off the common cold? See if this natural therapy can help in the battle against the common cold.

Do neti pots work? See if nasal irrigation can help relieve the symptoms of the common cold.

Most of these remedies have been used to treat symptoms for years and may help you feel better while your body fights the virus.

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