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The Most Effective Cough and Cold Remedies


It’s that time of year again, runny noses, foggy heads and sore throats are plaguing several of us, best known as “cold and flu season”. The combination of changing weather and more time indoors around other people create the perfect environment for the cold virus to thrive.

So, what can you do? Most of the time we are told to just tough it out, let it run its course and we will feel better in no time. But it’s just so miserable! And I want to feel better now! Well, take control of your sniffles this year and follow these tips to keep your cold symptoms at bay:


We’ve all seen them at the drug store, but there are many people who have never tried them. Lozenges are menthol cough drops that can be purchased over the counter at any pharmacy.

Lozenges are excellent for sore throats and nagging coughs, as they work by numbing the back of the throat suppressing the cough reflex and reducing the urge to cough.

The best time to suck it, as in a lozenge, is right before bedtime. Especially if your cough is making it difficult to fall asleep.