Common cold: Runny nose, constant sneezing, headache, and recurrent sore throat are the common symptoms. It affects all age groups.  It is the common diseases in rainy season; probably that is why it is known as common cold. It is infectious but not that serious. 


  • Avoid sharing towels and handkerchiefs. 
  • Wash your hands frequently when touching different surfaces used by so many people. 
  • Use your hands to cover your mouth when you sneeze, so that you do not spread your cold to others. 
  • Avoid exposure to rains for long.  
  • Keep the children away when any of the family members have common cold. 
  • Keep the air-conditioner at a normal temperature and avoid ice-creams.
  • The best homemade remedy is a glass of hot milk turmeric. 
  • Gargles with warm water and steam inhalation give relief to your sore throat. 
  • If things don’t improve then it is always better to see a doctor. 

Common homeopathic remedies are Aconite, Allium cepa, Belladonna, Bryonia, Dulcamera, Euphrasia, Gelsemium and Rhus tox. Each of these medicine have their own indication and may be  taken in consultation with a Homeopathic doctor.