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I would like to know what can I do to get better from this

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I would like to know what can I do to get better from this cold, with sore throat, a lot of catarrh and coughing a lot.
Is there any syrup or pills I should take to get rid of this cold quickly?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Ashori replied 7 months ago.

Hi, Dr Ashori here, please give me a moment to reply.

Expert:  Dr. Ashori replied 7 months ago.

You can take cough medication such as delsym or robitussin along with benadryl to help dry you out and decongest you.

What seems to work best is doing a sinus wash or sinus rise, basically using salt water to irrigate the virus and mucous out of your sinuses.

Advil or motrin has also been shown to help.

Zinc and Iron can help but aren't necessary.

More fruits/vegetables during a cold can help you recover much faster.