Wife was done with a nasty cold for 5 days. Of course I managed to catch it, but mine ended in 2 days with much less strength. Here is what I did: 1. I ate large quantities of raw garlic. I have a thread on garlic, it is nature's best remedy. True, wife was spraying odorizer around me, but I didn't care. 2. For the sore throat, I gurgled with salty water. It is nasty, but it works! For the first sign of sore throat, you should do it. 3. I drank hard liquor. Since I don't like gin I had to spice it up with lots of sugar, it was quite tasty after that. The point is to kill any germs and it helps you to sweat the thing out. This whole treatment costed nothing, because we had everything at home, so no rush to the store spending money of painkillers and such. Now you know and next time you came down with cold you might want to give it a try and bless me! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!