Tagged With common cold

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This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: The first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene practices, pathogens are passed out like hugs, and it's only a matter of time before the whole family is sick.

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Dear Lifehacker, what's the best way to deal with a cold? Some people tell me to use drugs, others tell me that stops my body fighting it naturally. Some people tell me to blow my nose, some say that's a waste of time. Should I rest? Should I exercise and sweat it out? What should I be eating? Should I avoid dairy or is that a bunch of bullshit. HELP ME PLEASE.