Colds and flu are viral upper respiratory tract infection. Colds and flu are common diseases in our lives. In severe cases, to make themselves comfortable as possible. The following methods can help relieve cold or flu.
1, drink plenty of water can ease the symptoms of fever.
2, taking pain medicine to reduce fever and ease sore throat caused by the degree of pain.
3, keep warm and rest.
4, with decongestants relieve nasal congestion.
5, no smoking, not drinking.
6, to maintain good indoor ventilation and not to poor ventilation, heavy smoke or air dirty room stay.
Cold only lasted a few days, but the flu symptoms will last one week. If the infection lasts longer than usual, or increase the level of symptoms than expected, you need to see a doctor quickly.

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replied April 25th, 2010
Hi,

Thanks for the inputs. After doing the above methods if the cold is not improving or getting worse with fever or thick nasal secretions, then it is time to consult a doctor as it may require antibiotic treatment.

Thanks again.


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