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Are steamy showers helpful for a cold or the flu?

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Steamy showers moisturize your nasal passages and relax you. If you're dizzy from the flu, run a steamy shower while you sit on a chair nearby and take a sponge bath.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control: ''Symptom Relief.'' American Academy of Family Physicians: ''Colds and the Flu.'' Charles B. Inlander, author, 77 Ways to Beat Cold and Flu.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 16, 2020

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control: ''Symptom Relief.'' American Academy of Family Physicians: ''Colds and the Flu.'' Charles B. Inlander, author, 77 Ways to Beat Cold and Flu.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 16, 2020

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