Bumpie Tip of the Week: Cure a Cold With Home Remedies!

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ByThe Bump Editors
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Jan 2017
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This winter has been brutal! Like most of us, our Bumpies are looking for advice on kicking the common cold. Bumpies on our [message boards](https://www.thebump.com/pregnancy-baby-message-boards) share their personal advice for the perfect home remedy:

“I made a home remedy of onion, turmeric, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and ginger that tastes horrible but works great!” —HorseLover11*

“Saline spray up the nose to clear it out a bit. Black tea, honey and lemon for the throat.” — Noethla

“My acupuncturist recommended eating pears for chest congestion (an ancient Chinese medicine remedy). She said fresh or canned are both good.” — 2Redtulips

“My grandmother used to make me this: 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger, one slice of lemon and honey in one cup of boiling water. I felt much better after drinking it (and ginger helps with nausea). Also for upper chest congestion, eucalyptus steam is the best.” — voplo

"Hot chocolate and cayenne pepper. "— Serenla

“I use a steamy shower and a netipot.” — hcorcoran

“In addition to drinking LOTS of fluids (including hot water with honey and lemon) and eating hot soups, I definitely recommend gargling with warm salt water multiple times per day.” — giggler25

*Some names have been changed.

How do you stay healthy during the winter months?

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