Cold & Prevention Center

Stop a Cold in Its Tracks


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Keep your nose clean

Using a saline nasal spray right after cold symptoms first appear may reduce their impact, studies suggest. And take a hot shower: "Warm moisture helps clear nasal passages," Dr. Schaffner says.

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