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If you have a cold, avoid pain meds like aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. University of Maryland research suggests taking them can lengthen your illness by 3 and a half days!
The problem? Painkillers shut down your fever, which is the quickest way for your body to destroy viruses.