Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but for older adults who may have chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it’s especially challenging.
If you’re sniffling, sneezing, and stuffed up, you probably have a cold. Colds are caused by viruses. This means that you cannot expect antibiotics, which fight bacterial infections, to end your cold. Instead, you may benefit from medications that help treat the symptoms of a cold, such as congestion and coughing.
The good news is that colds usually get better within seven to 10 days. Here are some ways to [...]