Most colds and coughs take 5 to 7 days to clear.
To speed up your recovery, follow these ‘self-care’ steps below:
- Ensure you get plenty of rest and sleep
- Keep yourself warm
- Drink plenty of water (fruit juice or squash mixed with water is ok) to avoid dehydration
- Gargle salt water to soothe a sore throat
Please remember that you can also buy medication over the counter or approach your local pharmacist for advice and treatments
If your symptoms persist after 7 days, please book an appointment with a clinician