How do I clear up this congestion???

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  1. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I've had a cold, and it's now day #8. The sneezing and runny nose is but a memory, but my head still feels like it's full of oatmeal. Is this normal by day 8? And i'm coughing up yummy stuff [​IMG] and it's not oatmeal.

    I have to run a Girl Scout meeting in less than 2 hours. Any advice on clearing my head?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Jalepeno's. Vick's. Peppermint.
     
  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Quote:I guess I could suck on peppermint candies through the meeting. Not a bad idea.

    I'm sure the jalapenos are to wear around my neck, right? Cos I ain't gonna go eating no jalapenos, especially just before I gotta go be nice to a bunch of little kids! No habla those jalapenos.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I guess I could suck on peppermint candies through the meeting. Not a bad idea.

    I'm sure the jalapenos are to wear around my neck, right? Cos I ain't gonna go eating no jalapenos, especially just before I gotta go be nice to a bunch of little kids! No habla those jalapenos.

    Put some Vicks on your upper lip and suck on peppermints. It will help.
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Tylenol allergy and sinus is what we use around here to get rid of that 'bowling ball' head feeling. I also keep alot of the chicken picante flavored ramen noodles here. It has just the right kick, especially if you add a pinch more of crushed red peppers, to help with head/nose congestion. Another sure fire head clearer is making horseradish. The smell from that is enough to clear anything. [​IMG]
     
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I think I have Vicks and peppermints candy. I can do those now. The other thing, motherof5, I'll have to pick up after the meeting. The ramen sounds easy enough.
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    this is going to sound REALLY [​IMG]

    but go have a hot shower and farmers sneeze into the shower use the water to wash everything away... the steam will loosen up everything... you want to get all the stuff out... not keep it in..

    and a neti pot they are the BEST (even Dr. Oz loves them)



    do not watch this video if you get grossed out easy
     
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  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I use Allegra D. (prescribtion) But Claritin is non-prescibtion and also has a genaric. Another thing my Dr says to use is Robatusin DM. Decongestent. But that also helps for coughs.

    Hope you feel better soon.
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:The DM in Robatusin is Dextromethorphan it is a cough suppressant. It suppresses an area in the brain that causes coughing
    Robitussin DM Cough Control — For dry, hacking coughs that are accompanied by chest congestion, try Robitussin DM Cough Control. It soothes the throat and helps stop coughing.

    if you are coughing up crud then you need an expectorant.
    Robitussin Chest Congestion — The original Robitussin expectorant formula loosens mucus and phlegm and relieves chest congestion and soothes a sore throat.
     
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  10. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Hot showers, sauna (if you can) and hot soup with SPICE. I love soup with the Vietnamese sauce that has the rooster on the bottle or Tabasco. Besides clearing the sinuses, hot sauces go great with ginger and garlic, two spices that have healing properties.
     

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