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Already getting sick - what are your cold remedies?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lengel, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    I have my first cold of the season. Slept most of the day and am now wide awake, sneezing my brains out. We're going to a wedding in 14 hours. I would skip it but there will only be 22 guests so not so easy to do.

    Have you gotten sick yet this season? What are your remedies?
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Alka Seltzer Cold always makes me feel better, plus it hydrates you a bit.

    Sleep. Tissues with lotion. Nasal decongestants & spray.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    As soon as you feel that feeling that it's going to start....

    Use ZICAM. It REALLY works!!! I have not had a cold since I found it two years ago. Go to the drug store and buy it now, please!!!! I use the spray at the first signs of sickness.

    It should be something that is always on hand.
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Cheaper then Zicam just plain old zinc tablets. Have to take then as soon as you feel it comming on.
  5. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    I swear by zinc tablets. But you have to start taking them at the first sign of a cold. They just make the cold go away faster.
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Gin and tonic, lots of sleep, and a sick day or two from work. [​IMG]

    It works even better if you're not sick.
  7. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    I work in a corporate building with lots of inconsiderate people who come in sick and spread their germs. Everyone teases me about my hand sanitizer bottles on my desk, but I swear by them! Yesterday for the first time ever I decided to get a flu shot... we'll see if it works.

    I agree with everyone else on the zinc/ziacam whatever your pick is. It won't get rid of the cold but it does stunt the length of time you're sick.

    Feel Better Soon!!
  8. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    A shot of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of elderberry extract.
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    1000 mg. (1 gram) of Vitamin C and 50 mg. of zinc daily from the first hint of cooler weather right through till spring. I used to work with a special needs population and those guys brought every virus home from the day school. I was the only one that never got sick.
    Also, hand sanitizer religiously.
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Quote:Sounds a lot better than my "Nyquil at night, Dayquil during the day" suggestion!

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