Sneezing, coughing, headache, runny nose: At one point or another, nearly everyone will come down with a cold. While there is no cure for the common cold, and most colds tend to linger for one to two weeks, many experts agree on a number of remedies that can help your cold clear up faster – or at least may help you be less miserable while you are waiting for it to subside.
Here are some common cold remedies that experts recommend to help you battle your cold more effectively:
- Rest – This is perhaps the most widely recommended treatment for a cold. Rest helps your body heal, so if you’re suffering from a cold, be sure to get enough rest.
- Liquids – Dehydration can sometimes accompany a cold when the sickness prevents someone from taking in enough fluids. Be sure to avoid the headache and other potentially dangerous complications of dehydration by drinking enough water while you are sick.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers – Medicines such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen are commonly recommended to help temporarily relieve minor headaches, body aches, and fevers. Be sure to consult with your physician to ensure you are able to safely take these medications, as well as to ensure you are following the appropriate dosage.
- Humidifiers – If you are congested, some experts will suggest using a humidifier or vaporizer to add moisture to the air, which may help relieve congestion.
If you are suffering from a cold at your Alachua, FL, apartment
, these remedies are believed to help expedite the healing process to help you get better faster, so you can get back to enjoying life in our community. If you are not currently a resident of One 51 Place, learn more about our stunning apartments by calling today. We also invite you to stop by our leasing office for a personal tour of our property.