Can Chicken Soup Really Help?
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Does chicken soup relieve cold symptoms?
There’s still no cure for the common cold. However, if you catch a cold this winter, there are many things you can do to feel more comfortable until your symptoms pass. The Pharmacist at Walmart can offer advice on a wide range of over-the-counter products.
But how many times has a family member or friend joked that you should try a bowl of chicken soup to help with your runny nose? We’ve all heard this advice, but is there anything to it, or is it just an old wives’ tale?
Turns out, there’s more to chicken soup than just great flavour.
The science of soup
When it comes to helping with cold symptoms, it’s well known that all soups help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.
However, researchers have been looking more closely at chicken soup, and have discovered that it:
For more advice on chicken soup and over-the-counter remedies, speak to the Pharmacist at Walmart.
Cold remedies that don’t work
While there are many good cold remedies, there are some treatments that should not be used:
If you have any questions, speak to the Pharmacist at Walmart.
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
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