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Treatment

Most of the time people can treat a cold at home. Get lots of rest and drink plenty of water. If you smoke, cut down or quit to help you get over your cold faster.
You can’t cure a cold, but you can take over-the-counter medicine to relieve cold symptoms. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a cold symptom medication that’s right for you.
Contact a Healthcare Provider if:

  • you have a temperature higher than 38ºC (100.4ºF)
  • your symptoms last more than 10 days
  • your symptoms are not relieved by over-the-counter medicines

 

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