Factually, nothing can cure a common cold. You can stick to a few remedies that can definitely make you feel better. At the most, what you can do is:
- Try to relieve your sore throat by doing gargling. Since children who are below 5 years of age cannot gargle so it is advisable to give them warm water with lemon and honey.
- Drink enough juices, lemonade, and water to stay hydrated. Avoid consuming caffeine, alcohol that can worsen your dehydration.
- A humidifier at your home can help you feel better and loose congestion.
- You can use Over the Counter Medicines (OTC) to shorten the duration of the cold to give you instant relief.