Headache and body aches, especially the back of the neck
Runny nose, sniffles
And what you can do to shorten the duration of the cold is:
Get plenty of rest, manage your stress.
Drink fluids such as ginger tea, mint tea, lemon water, or make a thyme tea with lemon and honey.
Take your vitamins, like vitamin C & D.
Suck on a zinc lozenge. Just make sure you eat before taking zinc, so you don’t feel nauseated.
Steam inhalation with eucalyptus, tea tree, pine, rosemary, or mint can help. Boil some water over the stove, turn off the heat, add a few drops of oil to the water and lean over the water with a towel over your head to focus the steam right onto your face, breathe in. You can do a simpler version with a teacup of hot water, a few drops of oil, and a little saucer over the water, inhale as needed. Get the nose to run and blow the virus out.
Rinse your nose with a saline spray or gargle with salt water.
Eat less sugar and more whole foods, such as soups, stews & tons of greens.
Take an herbal remedy like Wellness Formula, Yin Qiao, or Airborne.
Take an herbal cough syrup with elderberry or wild cherry.
Wear hats, gloves, and scarves. Keep warm and away from drafts and wind.