8 remedies for common illnesses that actually work

We tend to get creative when we get sick. We try plenty of home remedies along with the regular drugs. As it turns out, some of the things instilled in us are helping us out more than we might think.

If you think you’re coming down with something serious, you should go and see a medical professional, of course. But AsapSCIENCE breaks down which of your remedies are actually helping you get rid of your cold. 

Go ahead and break out the soup, the starches, and even some of your booze (if your medicine doesn’t advise against it), because you may be down for the count for awhile.

It’s no miracle cure, but it certainly can’t hurt, right?

Don’t think that everything our parents told us about getting sick and cured is accurate. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown take on some of the biggest myths about colds that people still believe.

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Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.