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What can I do at home if my congestion is so bad I can't sleep?

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If you're so congested you can't sleep at night, try a hot toddy, an age-old remedy. Here's how:

Limit yourself to one, though. Too much alcohol inflames the membranes in your nose and throat.

  • Make a cup of hot herbal tea.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey and one small shot (about 1 ounce) of whiskey or bourbon if you wish (adults only).

From: Home Remedies for Colds WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC. eMedicine Health: "Colds Treatment: Self-Care at Home." Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "The Common Cold." American Lung Association: "The Common Cold." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold." MedicineNet: "Cold, Flu, Allergy." UptoDate.com: The common cold in adults: Treatment and Prevention. Linus Pauling Institute. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.







Reviewed by William Blahd on December 04, 2016

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CDC. eMedicine Health: "Colds Treatment: Self-Care at Home." Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "The Common Cold." American Lung Association: "The Common Cold." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold." MedicineNet: "Cold, Flu, Allergy." UptoDate.com: The common cold in adults: Treatment and Prevention. Linus Pauling Institute. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.







Reviewed by William Blahd on December 04, 2016

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