6 proven summer cold remedies (slideshow)

6 proven summer cold remedies

The sniffles, congestion, headache and body pains that come with a summer cold can leave you stuck indoors right when you want to be out enjoying the fun.

And, to add insult to injury, summer colds tend to last longer than the ones you catch in the winter and have a higher chance of recurring.

To make matters worse, the exposure to recirculated, cooled air all day — whether you’re at home, at work, or on an airplane headed out for vacation — dries out your sinus passages, leaving them open to the viruses that make you sick.

If you do end up with the dreaded summer cold, there’s not a lot your doctor can do for you and their normal advice is to rest and wait it out.

However, there are a few things you can do at home to alleviate your symptoms, stimulate your immune system to fight off the virus and feel better quicker.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.