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Quickest Way to Get Over a Cold

Darn.  I tried so hard ‘not’ to get the cold.  It’s going around the office, you wash your hands, you’re careful not to touch your face…etc.  Well, for me it was likely the trip across country and a week with kids and the flight back.  Boom.  Worst cold ever (and yes, I had the flu shot).

So now that we have it, besides plenty of rest here are the quickest remedies to make us feel better:

  1. Stay hydrated.
  2. Rest.
  3. Soothe a sore throat. (Throat Coat Tea works GREAT!)
  4. Combat stuffiness. (Mucinex works best for me)
  5. Relieve pain. (Hot bath, ibuprofen)
  6. Sip warm liquids.
  7. Add moisture to the air.
  8. Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications.
  9. Seriously…take a sick day, stay in bed ALL DAY!!!!!

AboutShellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 2X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital with weekly participation in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”