7 unusual cold remedies

Can playing jazz boost immunity? Can cold, wet socks relieve congestion? Some swear by these methods. Next time you feel a cold coming on, ditch the over-the-counter meds and try these unusual remedies

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7. Have a glass of coconut water

Hydrating is important when you have a cold and are losing fluids, especially when you have a fever,” explains Dr. Dugoua. But to achieve proper hydration the human body requires electrolytes, which balance out our blood chemistry. “Coconut water is a good source of electrolytes,” says Dr. Dugoua, who notes that salt, bananas and electrolyte replacement drinks used in sports also replenish our electrolyte reserves.   

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