A cold that is 3 days shorter? Sign me up!

A new systematic review of zinc as used the treatment of colds showed that zinc supplementation in adults can decrease duration of cold symptoms by three days as compared to placebo. Unfortunately, this result was not seen in children on zinc supplementation, but it shows that zinc may be worth a try when you’ve got the sniffles!


A pediatrician. Now turned first-time mom. Venting and giving you all the wisdom I acquire over the days . . .