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Steam It Out

Congested? Breathing in steam is a quick way for relief: "Steam helps decrease congestion of nasal passages," says Davtyan, allowing you to breathe easier. You can use a steamer, inhale steam from a pot of boiled water or breathe deeply in a hot shower. And what about that age-old warning that wet hair will give make cold worse? It’s simply an old wives' tale. "Most people with colds do feel better in a warm environment, which is soothing, thus wet hair may feel uncomfortable, so just dry it,” says Davtyan.

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