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There are no treatments that fight common cold viruses directly. Painkillers and nasal sprays may help relieve symptoms, but the benefits of many treatments are not well studied or have no proven effect. Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections.
common cold, antibiotics, infection, vitamin C, herbal products, nasal sprays, steam inhalation, painkillers, acetaminophen
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Rated on: 6/14/2016 10:52:19 AM
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