Common cold

What doctors say*

* Official guidelines from NICE, NHS and other medical authorities.

Should antibiotics be used? >

No. Colds and other viral infections do not respond to antibiotics.

Likely duration if untreated >

3-8 days.

Conventional selfcare advice >

  • Keep warm
  • Drink adequate fluids

Opportunities for antibiotic alternatives >

In almost all cases

Traditional home remedies worth trying


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