Common Cold Self-care Tips

Hi. I’m Sara from the Student Health
Advisory Council. So with cold season coming up at Western it’s often inevitable that you’ll get a cold so here are some things that I’ve
learned I’d like to share with you about treating a cold. So to prevent the common
cold it’s recommended to wash your hands frequently, and promote a healthy immune
system through a healthy lifestyle involving nutrition, exercise and sleep. So since the common cold is caused by viral infection it is not treatable with
antibiotics. But there are a few ways that you can treat the symptoms at home.
Common symptoms for the cold include sore throat, runny and stuffed nose,
headache, and fatigue. Relief for these symptoms can be found in taking
antihistamines or decongestants. If your symptoms last longer than 7 to 10 days
you should see your healthcare provider. For more information about treatments
and when to seek professional care check out the Sindecuse website:

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