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Ain’t no cure for the common cold

Photo by Anne Day

At first I thought (hoped) I was experiencing an allergic reaction to moldy leaves and other wet, mucky autumn stuff.

But by this morning I knew it was a cold. As a test, rather than go straight to Alka Seltzer Plus, my preferred cold-fighting potion, I decided to try some Boiron homeopathic ColdCalm (because why not?).

It might have helped but probably it didn’t. Here’s why I think so: I spent the afternoon studying the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) many web pages about the common cold.

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