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Jan 30, 2013 9:26 AM by Marissa Torres

How to choose the best cold & flu remedies

There are quite a few bugs going around this time of the year. It's keeping medicine isles crowded at local supermarkets. From vitamin C, Airborne, Nyquil and cough drops, all of the options can be overwhelming.

"Vitamin C is one that does seem to help people and vitamin D is something that people are interested in taking that seems to make a difference," says Dr. Jamey Wallace, a naturopathic doctor.

Echinacea is also on the list - but there's conflicting scientific evidence about just what works for any given individual.

Some people also swear by a Neti Pot.



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