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Old 10-20-2004, 09:50 PM   #16
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:59 PM   #17
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I'm just getting over what you have The first day or so is not fun at all

My cold remedy is calling my dr for Prednisone ( ) but that's because I have asthma and if I get a cough from a cold then I'm screwed. That stuff helps dry everything out but it doesn't take away the creepy side affects from having a cold.

just rest for a few days....and watch some U2 videos. That made me feel better over the weekend
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:11 AM   #19
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Chicken soup and Vit C!
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:20 AM   #20
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We have always sworn by here in Tennessee--Wild Turkey, Lemon & Honey mixed in a cup of hot tea.
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:31 AM   #21
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yeppers to the vit C, water and time.

And arw9797, I know all about what you're talking about. For some people, a cold is no small thing. A cold for me used to literally last for months. I finally got a doctor who suggested asthma may be a compounding factor in my recovery and now it doesn't take as long to get better.
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Vitamin C


Someone mentioned zinc, but I wouldn't reccomend taking it on an empty stomach. I did that earlier this year and got the worst stomachache in my life.
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Someone mentioned zinc, but I wouldn't reccomend taking it on an empty stomach. I did that earlier this year and got the worst stomachache in my life.
zinc messes up my stomach too

As for me, Nyquil baby!
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:10 AM   #24
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I have worked in docs offices for 10 years and have discovered (from invading the sample cupboard) that children's liquid advil cures everything from sore throats to sinus congestion. Whenever I feel anything out of the ordinary beginning it take some of this stuff and within two days it is over and the symptoms are very mild....I have my whole family and friends converted and they all swear by the stuff....give it a try this winter


I consider this a miracle drug and don't know why it is not marketed toward adults......
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advil cold and sinus & vitamin water
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:09 AM   #27
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I hate colds - i could think of several other nasty things I'd rather have than a cold - shudders. That bein said - OTC treatments
1. Humidifier in bedroom
2. Vitamin C - but not OD - can cause tummy problems
3. Antihistamines
4. Advil/Tylenol - take your pick but advil also helps reduce swelling - make sure the antihistamine does not contain a pain releiver or you will be overdosed - yucky for the kidney(s)
5. Lots of fluids
6. even more fluids if you have a fever
7. Rest - watch Slane/Boston if you want to keep occupied - marvel at the various facial expression of Larry, count the number of times Adam heads back to the drum kit, watch edge get pissed after gone, count how many times Bono bites people....
8. Chicken noodle soup - remember a study back somewhere that this did help immune system...
9. If you are not better in a couple days call your MD - you might have a sinus infection that requires antibiotics
10. Sore Throats - gargle with salt water/get a numbing spray/drink hot tea/grab some popcicles - I prefer the red, white and blue patrioctic pops - old school but good
11. Guilt friends and family into doing things for you


Hope you feel better!
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Hot whiskey and cheese sandwichs with TONS of garlic. That will definately clean up your system..
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eat your own boogers.

it boosts your immune system.
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Depends on the stage of the cold - you need to be aware of the symptoms.

Sleep is key - treat the symptoms so you can sleep at night.

During the early stages, when you have post-nasal drip, I find Nyquil helpful at night.

Later, address nasal congestion and/or cough.

Always drink plenty of fluids, get proper nourishment and keep washing your hands.
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