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With no true cure for the common cold, there are ways to overcome the sore throat, fever, streaming nose and headaches quicker. But make sure you separate fact from fiction and keep the Kleenex close. By Lindsay Morris

24 FEBRUARY 2018

If you can avoid getting a cold during the ever-changing weather conditions in northeastern Oklahoma this time of year, you may have a super power. Or you may just know what to do and what not to do in order to avoid catching one.

news is that it will likely only last seven to 10 days (though it may seem like an eternity). “Symptom control is paramount for this time period, as is continued hand-washing to prevent the spread to others,” says Jennifer Curran, APRN-CNP with OSU Medicine.

With no true cure for the common cold, laymen and health professionals have come to their own conclusions on how to avoid getting one and the best ways to battle it once you have it. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the best medically tested ways to avoid catching a cold, and a few myths that haven’t actually been proven to keep you from getting a cold.

Although no medication can completely cure a virus, over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium help improve comfort levels for symptoms like headache and muscle pains. If you’re experiencing nasal symptoms, look for over-the-counter products containing cromolyn (such as NasalCrom). And if you have a nighttime cough, try dextromethorphan (“DM” in cough medicines) or a spoonful of honey before bed.

Hopefully after reading and applying these tips, you’ll never catch a cold again. But let’s be real here — if you do catch a cold, the good

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