SYN: Cold, Head Cold or Common Cold


from Hydrothermic Remedies...

  • A cold is a mild virus infection of the nose and throat.
  • There are cold viruses in the air all the time but.... PEOPLE WITH A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM CATCH COLD.
  • Find out what is weakening your immune system.


For Frequent Colds (poor immune system)

Early Therapy to abort cold on first symptoms:-

Later Colds:-

For Stuffy Nose (Nasal Congestion)...

  • Hot or cold water bath for hands

For chest tightness after cold or chest cold...

See also:


from Dr JH Kellogg's Prescriptions...

General Method:


  • Graduated Tonic Cold 1-2x a day
  • Outdoor life
  • Avoid excessively warm clothes and rooms and very hot baths
  • Wear linen next to skin year round



  • Vigorously apply prevention and acute treatments
  • Avoid chilling
  • treat acute colds promptly
  • treat the accompanying gastric conditions from low resistance

Pathological Problems:

in chronic cases


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Almost always due to Tissue poisons accumulating ie Toxaemia


To abort

for running nose - Nasal Irrigation


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

see Bronchitis for acute bronchitis and stages of the disease



  • Aseptic Diet - lots of Vitamins A and C
  • Sun Bath
  • Daily Graduated Tonic Cold
  • Daily physical exercise 2 types:
    • 20 min, nude in a cool room before daily Alternate Shower
    • 1 hr brisk walk, in 15min sessions OK, "walking, never hurrying, breathing deeply, and thinking soundly."
  • "Change of mental state through mental hygiene with the express hope and purpose of producing a more wholesome attitude of the patient toward himself and his environment."
  • Rest after each meal

PT in Nursing Care pp378,9 from Spiesman and Arnold

Simple Cold

Treatment:- Expectorants


  1. Relieve congestion and pain
  2. Ease the cough and aid expectoration by first increasing fluidity then later the facilitating expectoration.

First: general Diaphoretics Repeated every 3-5 hrs

When perspiring freely:- mild cold

After the first day:

followed next day or hours later by:-

As expectoration becomes freer:-


Coryza (head cold)

Chronic cases: