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How to combat the common cold

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Flu numbers may be on the decline, but the common cold is packing a serious punch in the midstate.

There's no cure for the cold, but according to the Mayo Clinic, there are things in your kitchen that can help ease your symptoms.

It suggests drinking plenty of fluids and eating chicken noodle soup. That can help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.

If you have a sore throat, experts at the Mayo Clinic recommend gargling with warm water and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. The mixture will soothe your throat.

And of course, they suggest getting plenty of rest.

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