You can't sweat out a cold, and trying to could make it harder for you to recover

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If you try to sweat out a cold, you risk dehydrating yourself. This can backfire and prevent you from recovering as fast.

When you have a fever, doctors recommend acetaminophen to lower your fever and prevent you from sweating and subsequent fluid loss.

Research suggests that regular exercise can strengthen your immune system and lower your risk of catching a cold.

This article was reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specializes in infectious diseases related to allergies and immunology for internal medicine at NYU Langone Health.

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There are plenty of ways to get over a cold. Eat the right foods. Get plenty of rest. And stay hydrated.

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