Colds are no fun, and neither are the congestion and mucous that usually accompany one. They can really mess you up and take a while to go away. Over the counter cold medicines usually only mask your symptoms by relieving discomfort and delaying your fever, but they don't really speed up your recovery. If anything, they slow it down. If you're pregnant, don't like taking medications, or have a heart condition, there are a couple things you can do to help loosen things up without pumping yourself full of drugs that dehydrate, raise your heart rate, and make you drowsy.

Remember, I am not a doctor, so when considering using any remedies mentioned on this site, please consult your doctor if you have any concerns. Some of these remedies may not be safe to use during pregnancy, so be sure to do some research...


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