Viral infections can make you feel miserable. Even though antibiotics won't help, over-the-counter medicines can relieve your symptoms. The most important things you can do to recover quickly are:
get lots of extra rest
drink plenty of liquids (water, juice and herbal teas are best)
give your body time to recover
Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, dehydration and lack of sleep interfere with your immune system's ability to fight off infections.