• Serving the health care needs of Dodge and surrounding counties since 1940. 450 East 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska 68025, 402-721-1610

Named one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation, Methodist Fremont Health serves the health care needs of people living in Dodge and surrounding counties. At Methodist Fremont Health we have 900 employees and 200 volunteers. There are more than 100 physicians on the active medical staff, with nearly 30 employed by Methodist Fremont Health. 

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Are You Making Your Cold Worse?

Ugh...you’ve caught another cold! There must be something you can do to get rid of it faster. But be careful. These things can actually make you worse:

  • Antibiotics. These drugs fight bacterial infections but colds are caused by viruses.Taking antibiotics for a cold is useless and can make it harder to fight bacterial infections in the future.

  • Pretending you’re well. Pushing through a cold robs you of time to rest up and get well and risks spreading germs to others.

  • Overdoing over-the-counter (OTC) cold products. Medicated decongestant nasal sprays may provide short-term relief, but overuse can actually make nasal congestion worse.

Here’s a cold, hard truth: There are no magical cures for the common cold. So what should you do?

  • Get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids to help your immune system destroy the virus.

  • Wash your hands often. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.

  • Isolate yourself. Stay home while you are sick. Avoid close contact with loved ones, too.

  • Read labels and use OTC cold relief remedies as directed. Pain relievers and decongestants may provide symptom relief, but they won’t shorten your cold.

 

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  • Serving the health care needs of Dodge and surrounding counties since 1940. 450 East 23rd Street, Fremont, Nebraska 68025, 402-721-1610

Named one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation, Methodist Fremont Health serves the health care needs of people living in Dodge and surrounding counties. At Methodist Fremont Health we have 900 employees and 200 volunteers. There are more than 100 physicians on the active medical staff, with nearly 30 employed by Methodist Fremont Health.