Cure a cold quickly

Cure a cold quickly

Many of us catch colds and colds, especially after the weather changes and temperatures drop. The cold usually does not last more than ten days, and taking medicines to prevent it is not helpful. Therefore, we offer you some home tips that help treat a cold quickly.

All medicines that help treat colds are available in Adam's pharmacy. You can easily order them from the specialized pharmacist without a prescription.

Medicines for treating colds 

The use of over-the-counter medicines is one of the fastest ways to help get rid of the symptoms of a cold, and it is necessary to avoid using antibiotics during this period, as most cases of colds are caused by a viral infection, not a bacterial infection, and therefore antibiotics They are not effective in these cases, and these medications include the following:

Pain relievers Pain relievers


are prescribed to relieve headache, pain and fever caused by a cold, the most famous of which are:

  • Paracetamol: Paracetamol is one of the most common medicines used, and it is prescribed in a dose of 500 mg every 4-6 Hours for adults, and children aged 1-12 years at a dose of 10-15 mg/kg every 4-6 hours after consulting a doctor and symptoms usually subside within an hour of taking it. 
  • Ibuprofen Medication: Ibuprofen can be used to relieve pain and headache associated with colds. It is usually prescribed for adults and children over 6 months of age. It is necessary to consult a doctor before using it, because it is forbidden for some cases, such as pregnant women and asthmatics. It is usually given at a dose of 400 mg 3 times a day for adults, while the dose depends on Children on weight and age. 


quick solutions to get rid of cold symptoms in adults, and the following is an explanation of the most important information about them:

  • Decongestants are used in one dose every 4-6 hours, and do not exceed About 4 times a day, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using it to determine the appropriate dosage according to age. 
  • Most decongestants on the market take 10 minutes to start working and usually last for an hour. 
  • It should not be used for longer than 3 days to avoid rebound symptoms.


associated with colds need up to 10 days to disappear, so antitussive medicines can be used to speed up recovery from it, and it is advised to inform the doctor before starting to use them if the patient suffers from any health problems to avoid any negative effects, as many types are available And different antitussive drugs, all of which are found in Adam's pharmacy.

Natural ways to help treat a cold quickly 

There are many natural ways that help with the medicines we mentioned in treating a cold quickly, which are:

  • A cold usually accompanies a sore throat, so gargling with salt water helps relieve pain and get rid of a sore throat.
  • This is done by mixing a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt and gargling with it without swallowing it. You can repeat the gargle twice a day. Warm salt water is able to kill viruses and bacteria in the throat.
  • You can humidify the air using a special device for this. This helps prevent the mucus from drying out and reduce colds and stuffy noses.
  • When you have a cold, you should drink plenty of water, as this helps hydrate the body's systems and prevents mucus from drying out or increasing its thickness.
  • Be sure to eat foods rich in vitamin C such as lemons, oranges and guavas, or by taking vitamin C supplements that are found in Adam's Pharmacy, as they can reduce cold symptoms, and are one of the important ways to help treat a cold quickly.
  • Colds are accompanied by thick, dry mucus in the nasal passages and sinuses, which can be irritating, so use saline and inhale it.
  • This is done by putting the saline solution in one nostril, with the solution coming out of the other nostril, and repeating with the other nostril, after which the nose is gently cleaned.
  • Also be careful to drink warm liquids, especially herbs that help get rid of colds, including mint, ginger, chamomile and other herbs that help reduce sore throats and stuffy noses.
  • One of the things that helps treat a cold quickly and has been used since ancient times is chicken soup, as it has a strong effect on reducing cold symptoms.
  • Eating zinc-rich foods can help treat cold symptoms and reduce the duration of the disease. It should be noted that zinc appears in small quantities in many types of foods, and zinc is better absorbed from animal sources than from vegetable sources, and zinc can also be obtained from supplements. The food that is found in Adam's pharmacy and does not need a prescription.

There are many home methods and recipes that help treat a cold quickly, and the over-the-counter medicines that are found in Adam's pharmacy are the fastest of these methods, but the common cold is a disease that does not cause concern and disappears on its own within several days even if the patient does not take any medicines And some traditional home methods can help relieve symptoms such as drinking warm drinks or gargling with salt water, etc., and using some nutritional supplements.


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