Already getting sick - what are your cold remedies?

lengel

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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?
 

JennsPeeps

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Alka Seltzer Cold always makes me feel better, plus it hydrates you a bit.

Sleep. Tissues with lotion. Nasal decongestants & spray.
 

Mahonri

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May 14, 2008
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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.
 

bluie

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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.
 

PurpleChicken

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


It works even better if you're not sick.
 

Picky Chicky

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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!!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
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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.
 

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