Resting well, particularly sleeping well is very helpful in the recovery from cold. If you keep stressing yourself, you might develop pneumonia. I find taking some antibiotics is also helpful since it enables you to recover from cold very soon, although it may be is considered impropriate without consulting GP in the UK.
Hi Joe, you can go to a supermarket such as Asda, Tesco or Sainsbury’s and get some Lemsip to help. It’s a powder that you mix with hot water. It has paracetamol in it so don’t take any other paracetamol with it. Hope it helps.