Once you do have a cold, the best thing you can do is find a treatment to alleviate or get rid of the symptoms, but remember that nothing will be able to cure it.
There are many medicines for alleviating cold symptoms. It's advisable to use ones that target the symptoms you're suffering from. The pharmacist will be able to advise you regarding which medicines are the most appropriate ones in each case.
If there's no improvement after several days, see your doctor.
Besides these medicines, the following guidelines may also help towards a cure:
- Cut down on your physical activity.
- Drink plenty of liquid, especially water and natural fruit juices.
- Stay out of dry, stuffy atmospheres. Essences such as eucalyptus or menthol may be used to freshen a room.
- Don't smoke.
- Keep up your personal hygiene, especially if you perspire a lot.