Doctors Reveal What You Should Take For a Cold

It turns out that Grandma may have been right all along: Chicken soup is the perfect remedy for a cold or the flu. The FDA recently announced that a key ingredient in some of the most common cold medications doesn’t actually work, leaving millions of Americans without reliable cold and flu remedies. With common cold remedies like Benadryl Allergy Plus Congestion, Sudafed PE, and Tylenol Cold and Flu Severe Day & Night now being pulled from store shelves, doctors are recommending home remedies. One of those remedies — chicken soup — has been recommended for decades because of the ability of its broth, salt, and chicken fat to provide relief from the symptoms of a cold or the flu. Another remedy recommended is probiotics, which can be found in yogurt, cottage cheese, and kimchi. Probiotics have been shown to help boost immune health by balancing the gut’s good bacteria. Of course, fluids with electrolytes has always been recommended for cold relief, and some of those include sports drinks like Gatorade, fruit juices, and Pedialyte. While there's no real "cure" for the common cold, you can use these home remedies to get a little relief while you wait for it to run its course.