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27 Doctor’s Own Cures for a Cold

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 23: <p>By Christina Stiehl</p><p>Medical professionals reveal the best ways to treat those annoying coughs, aches, and pains. It’s that time of year, when the sniffles hit, your head starts pounding, and your throat feels like you swallowed a handful of thumbtacks. Even if you load up on vitamin C and obsessively slather on hand sanitizer, you could still fall victim to cold and flu season.</p><p>Luckily, you aren’t relegated to curling up under the sheets and wallowing in your own sick misery (although you’re more than welcome to do that if it will make you feel better). Instead, we tapped some doctors for their tried-and-true methods of getting rid of a cold. Unfortunately, there’s no magical quick fix.</p><p>“Despite all of the advancement of modern medicine, there is not a cure for the common cold,” says Fred Pescatore, MD, internist, and natural medicine specialist. “But there are habits, natural supplements and lifestyle changes that can keep your immune system strong so you can get reduce the duration and severity of a cold, or avoid getting one in the first place.”</p><p>Once you feel better, be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/how-to-never-get-sick/">35 Ways Doctors Never Get Sick</a> to stave off the next cold or flu.</p>

Doctor-Recommended Cures for a Cold

By Christina Stiehl

Medical professionals reveal the best ways to treat those annoying coughs, aches, and pains. It’s that time of year, when the sniffles hit, your head starts pounding, and your throat feels like you swallowed a handful of thumbtacks. Even if you load up on vitamin C and obsessively slather on hand sanitizer, you could still fall victim to cold and flu season.

Luckily, you aren’t relegated to curling up under the sheets and wallowing in your own sick misery (although you’re more than welcome to do that if it will make you feel better). Instead, we tapped some doctors for their tried-and-true methods of getting rid of a cold. Unfortunately, there’s no magical quick fix.

“Despite all of the advancement of modern medicine, there is not a cure for the common cold,” says Fred Pescatore, MD, internist, and natural medicine specialist. “But there are habits, natural supplements and lifestyle changes that can keep your immune system strong so you can get reduce the duration and severity of a cold, or avoid getting one in the first place.”

Once you feel better, be sure to check out the 35 Ways Doctors Never Get Sick to stave off the next cold or flu.

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