It has been said that "Colds last a week if you treat them, and seven days if you leave them alone." Most healthy immune systems will cure a cold in about 4 days; but may take longer if you have not encounter this particular virus before. Herbal remedies, vitamin C, zinc, chicken soup, and other home treatments have not been scientifically proven to be effective for everyone, but there is nothing wrong with trying them. Get plenty of rest.
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