Cold season is upon us, and with a shortage of medications, it’s important to know how to identify and treat a common cold. Keep warm, drink lots of clear fluids – and get plenty of sleep. Photo: Shutterstock
Cold season is upon us, and with a shortage of medications, it’s important to know how to identify and treat a common cold. Keep warm, drink lots of clear fluids – and get plenty of sleep. Photo: Shutterstock
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The common cold: quick facts about this virus – its symptoms and how to treat it, especially amid medication shortages

  • The No 1 piece of advice from experts if you catch a cold? Stay at home and rest to prevent spreading the virus and to allow the body to recover
  • Pain medications are in short supply, but you can treat a common cold by keeping warm, drinking lots of clear fluids – and getting plenty of sleep

Cold season is upon us, and with a shortage of medications, it’s important to know how to identify and treat a common cold. Keep warm, drink lots of clear fluids – and get plenty of sleep. Photo: Shutterstock
Cold season is upon us, and with a shortage of medications, it’s important to know how to identify and treat a common cold. Keep warm, drink lots of clear fluids – and get plenty of sleep. Photo: Shutterstock
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