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There is no known cure for the common cold, but remedies are helpful in speeding up the healing process. ForRent.com wants you to enjoy the rest of the year without a sniffle. If you happen to be feeling a little under the weather, be sure to try one or all of these natural home remedies for the common cold.

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Drink Plenty of Water & Tea

Think you’ve had too much water? Drink a little more than you think you need to prevent dehydration and flush out toxins. Consider adding lemon or honey to your tea or water and avoid coffee and sodas, which will produce reverse effects.

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Sore Throat? Gargle with Salt Water

If your throat is bothering you or feeling sore, mix half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of water, gargle for 20-30 seconds, spit it out, and repeat until the glass is empty. Gargling will help reduce swelling and provide temporarily relief. If you can’t stand the taste of the salty water, consider trying Wellness Mama’s recipe for homemade herbal cough drops and lozenges to keep on hand.

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It doesn’t hurt to take preventative measures to avoid getting sick. Take care of yourself by staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest! For more tips on staying healthy, visit the Apartment Living blog for more ideas.


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Hello! I’m Jiney, a Social Media Coordinator for ForRent.com since January 2013 as well as a renter for the past few years. I want to provide you with interesting and useful articles that will help make your apartment life experience a lot better. When I’m not at work writing blogs or social media updates, you can assume I’m within 10 ft of a computer surfing the Internet for funny clips and music on YouTube, watching streams, or shopping online!



  1. Ankit Zadi says:
    May I suggest, sometime after 7pm and before 9pm, soaking your feet in a hot water bath. You can add epsom salt for a magnesium hit and or some essential oils if you like. Neither of the add ins are necessary.
    You would be surprised at how helpful it can be.

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