Colds, Coughs and Stuffy Noses

These are usually caused by viruses, for which there is no cure. Regular paracetamol will relieve the headache, sore throat and aching muscles, as well as bringing down the temperature.

The illness will last from a few days to over two weeks. If you are coughing up persistent coloured phlegm or suffering from shortness of breath please consult a doctor, keep warm and drink plenty of fluids.