Recent Blog Articles

Harvard Health Blog

Preventing and treating colds: The evidence and the anecdotes

January 12, 2017


As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.


Billy Holcombe
January 17, 2017

I can tell you after having used/not used an ultrasonic humidifier, that when i don’t use one to keep the humidity well into the comfort range, I suffer from dry bloody sinuses. Best investment I’ve made for relief. Even in summer when the AC dries the air.
As far as cold prevention, the no hands to the nose and eyes keeps me nearly cold free!

January 13, 2017

This article is wrong.

The rate of the common cold has twice been found to be reduced by 60-70% in persons who take garlic supplementation daily.

Commenting has been closed for this post.