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10 Ways Not to Catch Your Kid's Cold

        Health | Cold & Flu

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Eat chicken soup
Chicken soup has many ingredients that lessen cold symptons.
Chicken soup has many ingredients that lessen cold symptons.
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This is no old wives' tale: Chicken soup contains stuff that's great for fighting colds. Its hot fluid base helps move mucus, limiting the virus' contact with the nose lining. Chicken soup also may hinder the immune system's inflammatory response to a virus, thereby reducing congestion, according to the Mayo Clinic. Vitamin-rich vegetables in the broth also turbo-boost the immune system's ability to fight infection.


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