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It’s everyone’s not-so-favorite time of year — cold season.
If you’re confined to your bed with a box of tissues, there’s no doubt you’re looking for some relief. We rounded up the 10 most-searched cold remedies on Yahoo and tapped board-certified general internist Holly Phillips, MD, a Yahoo Health advisory board member, medical contributor to CBS News, and author of The Exhaustion Breakthrough, to vet each one. Read on to find out whether these oft-used cold remedies actually work.
It reduces fever and relieves pain (which is good for aches from viral syndromes like the common cold). It’s the only fever reducer that can be used in kids under 6 months of age.
It reduces fever and pain, and also lessens inflammation, which may further soothe aches and pains. It can be used in kids older than 6 months, as well as adults.