Winter is happening. So it's time to face the facts: You're going to get a cold. Actually, you're probably going to get colds — plural. The average person gets between two and five colds every single year and these bugs are pretty much unavoidable, unless you live in a bubble.
If you're sick of getting sick, we don't blame you. The good news is that the cold is self-limiting, which means it'll only last for a predictable (and short!) period of time. That's because the usual symptoms of a cold — sneezing, runny nose, coughing — are really just byproducts of your body trying to rid itself of the virus, not the virus itself.
And the best news is that there are some science-backed ways to feel better while you're counting down those days. Again, these won't cure or prevent your cold, but they might make your life a little easier while your body does its job.