20 Over-the-Counter Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't
Cold and flu remedies
by Amanda Gardner
The average American gets three colds a year, each lasting for nine to 14 miserable days, so it's no surprise that we spend spend billions of dollars on over-the-counter cold and flu remedies annually. Turns out that by and large, we're wasting our money. Evidence suggests that few remediesherbal, over-the-counter, or homeopathicare likely to influence the course of a cold or the flu. That said, some do work.