How to cure a cold: common cold remedies that actually work
  
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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.


Sophie Herdman
29/10/2012
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