Can Certain Foods Help Cure the Common Cold?

There is too much fun in the coming months to be down and out with the common cold!

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale wants you to know how to take action against the common cold virus as soon as symptoms appear. Read on as we offer some insight.

What Is the First Sign of a Cold?

Usually a common cold virus begins with a sore throat and, then, can ease into other common cold symptoms.

Because the common cold is contagious, you want to make sure you are practicing good hygiene on a daily basis, including washing your hands frequently and covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

Symptoms of the Common Cold

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Body aches
  • Low-grade fever
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sneezing

How Do You Treat the Common Cold?

Once you start to begin feeling cold symptoms coming on, you can take action as soon as possible! You want to make sure you are staying hydrated, as well as giving your body the rest it needs to heal.

In addition, use a humidifier to help add moisture to the air and help combat stuffiness. Plus, you can sip on warm liquids and try other foods that can help you fight your cold.

Foods to Help Fight the Common Cold

  • Chicken soup
  • Broths
  • Garlic
  • Coconut water
  • Hot tea
  • Honey
  • Ginger
  • Spicy foods

Is it the common cold or something else? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan to get you feeling as good as new!


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