10 tips to help you recover from a cold, faster (1/10)

Speed up recovery and fend off future sickness with these helpful strategies

Hang out in humidity

There’s no way to kill off the cold virus in your system. But as it wreaks havoc on your body, you can help the collateral damage heal faster. Treat your dry tissues to humidified air. “The secondary effects from the cold may be irritation to the nasal passages, and moisture may help that,” says Dr. Joanna Zed, a family physician at Dalhousie University’s Department of Family Medicine in Halifax. If you use a vaporizer, clean it thoroughly first so you aren’t inhaling mold or bacteria. “Sitting in the bathroom with a steam bath going may also be helpful,” says Zed.

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