Before you know it, you’re using tissues like they are going out of style and regretting the decision to skip the orange juice this morning. Your mother always said chicken soup was the way to fight a cold. Your grandma swore by sleeping with a knife under her pillow to cut the congestion. (Then again, that may have been for something else entirely.) But what is the best way to get over a cold fast?
While findings have been mixed regarding Vitamin C’s ability to shorten the duration of a cold, it does support a healthy immune system when taken regularly. However, supplements like Emergenc-C that contain high doses of Vitamin C as well as zinc have been shown to shorten the length and severity of colds by as much as a day. When you feel like your sinuses might explode at any minute, getting even one day back is a gift.
One of the most uncomfortable parts of having a cold is the congestion that goes along with it. Fortunately, medicine like Mucinex contains Guaifenesin, an expectorant that thins mucus and makes it easier to cough up or blow out.
As tempting as it may be to take some medicine and keep going, your body is more active in the fight against viruses while you sleep. While you sleep, your body releases hormones that encourage tissue growth and make more white blood cells. These virus busting cells can help you recover from a cold faster than if you went without the extra rest. One study even found that people who slept 8 hours or more a night were three times less likely to get a cold in the first place.
The last thing you want to do is hit the pharmacy when you’re feeling under the weather. Fortunately, SpotRX has a complete cold kit bundle with everything you need to get over a cold and get on with your life. Loaded with Nyquil, Mucinex, Emergen-C, Kleenex, and hand sanitizer, you can have the complete cold kit delivered to your door in two hours or less if you live in the 85281 and 85282 zip codes. Visit ShopRX and order your cold kit today. And maybe skip the knife under your pillow.
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