Get some rest
This is one of our favourite remedies because it's a great excuse to snuggle up on the sofa or in bed with a film. It's to get lots of rest.
If your cold isn't too bad, that can just mean going out a little less, but if it is bad a few days in bed can be a good idea. Louise says there are no official guidelines for how long you should stay off work - just make that decision based on how you feel. Generally a cold lasts for about a week and the first two or three days are the worst.
Exercise is also a no no when you have a cold (what you mean no being forced to go to the gym? Dammit!). She says that your body needs to pool all of its resources to help it recover.