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How to Clear Your Summer Cold
Health 25.08.19 

How to Clear Your Summer Cold

How to Clear Your Summer Cold and What is a Summer Cold?  

Summer colds are very common. Summer colds are exactly the same as a common cold you catch during the winter. Many people believe that you can only catch a cold during winter, however this is incorrect.   As a cold is caused by bacteria, Others might also mistake a summer cold for other issues, such as allergies. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be cold outside to catch a cold. Wondering how to clear your summer cold? Keep reading!

If you catch a cold in summer, it will be exactly like catching a cold in the winter. Even if it’s hot outside, the rhinovirus that causes common colds can spread and infect people just as easily.

Can You Prevent a Summer Cold?

Unfortunately, as summer colds are caused by bacteria, this means there is nothing you can do to prevent getting one. A summer cold tends to last between 3 days – 2 weeks. However if you try various methods to clear the cold, you could see this time reduced.

Many people also get their allergies mistaken for a summer cold. If your cold symptoms last for longer than 3 weeks, it’s more than likely that you have allergies!

How to Clear Your Summer Cold

Our pharmaceutical experts recommend:

  • Buying a dehumidifier to help clear your airways and ease symptoms such as a runny nose and sore throat.
  • Getting plenty of sleep and rest to ensure your body has time to recover.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to ensure you are nourished and hydrated.
  • Take extra vitamins including Vitamin C and Zinc.
  • Drink warm drinks to soothe your throat.

Feeling too poorly to leave the house and pick up medicine or your repeat prescription? You may wish to consider using services such as RXLive, which provide a free delivery service to ensure you never miss your medication again and have a dedicated pharmacist ready to chat at all times. You can sign-up to the service here – completely free!


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