Even though there is not much that can be done too prevent a cold from occurring, this article focuses on remedies that may be beneficial to the common cold. According to this article, traditional cultures put great emphasis on boosting immunity against invaders like the viruses that cause these infections. Tarkan, Laurie. "Natural Cold And Flu Fighters." Natural Health 33.9 (2003): 52-57. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. Many people make it a habit to run to the drug store and buy these over the counter drugs to help treat cases such as the common or flu. The same way that we pop an asprin or an advil when we develop a headache , we stick to what we think is the only thing that will help with these aches and pains. This article states the effects that these cold medicines might have on the immune system. Eccles, R. "Efficacy And Safety Of Over-The-Counter Analgesics In The Treatment Of Common Cold And Flu." Journal Of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics 31.4 (2006): 309-319. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Feb. 2013. Many parents are rely on these medications prescribed specifically for children to help get rid of these sicknesses. These medications tend to be easier to swallow or non drowsy. In this article, druggists stress to parents the best remedies for killing the common cold in children. "Children's Cold & Flu Medicines." Better Nutrition 68.1 (2006): 22. Academic Search Complete. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.