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How To Stop A Cold: 6 Things To Do The Minute You Start Feeling Sick

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Some days, you just know. You wake up and, instead of being greeted by lovely autumn light or an overpowering desire not to get out of bed, the first thing you notice is one of those tell-tale signs. A runny nose. A scratchy throat. Immediately, you know it's a cold, and you can feel it coming on strong. But what, if anything, can you do to stop it in its tracks? Here's how to stop a cold–the best you can–the minute you start feeling sick.

Unfortunately, there's just no actual cure for the many variations of the virus that causes the common cold…other than time, that is. But there are ways you can beef up your immunities and arm your body so that you're able to fight off a bug in less time, with less discomfort. Here are a few things to do the second you wake up feeling under-the-weather. And because these tips come mostly courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, you know they're solid.

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