There’s no cure for a cold, but you can look after yourself at home by:

  • Resting, drinking plenty of fluids and eating healthily.
  • Taking over-the-counter painkillers, such as ibuprofen, to reduce any fever or discomfort.
  • Using decongestant sprays or tablets to relieve a blocked nose.
  • Trying remedies such as gargling salt water and sucking on menthol sweets.