How to Practically Cure a Cold in One Day

If you act quickly at the first symptoms of a cold, you stand a good chance of outrunning it.

You will need

  • Decongestant spray or tablets
  • Antihistamine
  • Mucus thinner
  • Tissues
  • Chicken soup
  • Hot tea
  • A warm washcloth
  • Your doctor

Step 1 Take a decongestant or antihistamine Use a decongestant spray or a decongestant tablet. Cold viruses thrive in trapped mucus.

Step 2 Use a mucus thinner Use over-the-counter mucus thinner to prevent nasal secretions from becoming trapped in your sinuses.

Step 3 Blow your nose gently Close one nostril and blow gently through the other side. Hard blowing forces fluids into your sinuses and can lead to an infection.

Step 4 Have some chicken soup Eat chicken soup. There is evidence that chicken soup might relieve inflammation contributing to cold symptoms.

Step 5 Apply warmth to your sinuses Drink a cup of tea or place a warm washcloth on your cheeks to force the microscopic hairs – cilia – in your nasal passage to pass mucus on.

Step 6 Call your doctor if symptoms persist Call your doctor if your symptoms have not improved after two weeks.