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    Cold remedies?

    I have a wicked cough, and I'm doing my best to fight it off. I'm taking Vitamin B, Vitamin C, cough syrup, and enough chicken soup to float the Titanic.

    So I'm open to suggestions: What are your best cold remedies?
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    Re: Cold remedies?

    I just take allergy medications and cough drops. Allergy meds dry you up and the drops help the tickle.

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    A humidifier helps a lot too! It cut my cold recovery time in half.


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    Re: Cold remedies?

    Echinacea 400mg, but you need to start taking at the first sign of a cold coming on.
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    Re: Cold remedies?

    I find that just simply taking a day to recover is what best helps me. Most of the time when I get a cold it LINGERS forever because I don't rest or anything-- I just keep going while taking medicine and vitamins to help me get through it. But, I find that if I take a day to just rest, while taking vitamins and all, I usually am better the next day (minus maybe a runny nose which can take a while)..
    Anyway, if it's feasible, I would try taking a day to yourself. Hope you feel better soon!
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    Re: Cold remedies?

    I do zycam the minute I feel a cold coming on! it nips it every time. the kids and I , we never really get the full blown cold, in fact we usually have the sniffles a day or two and thats it.
    My daughter who did not do what I told her to got a bad cold several months ago, I told her to do the zycam, she just passed it off. she got a doozy. now we all do the zycam as soon as sneezes come on . I am sorry you are not feeling well, I hope it passes quickly SunnyG

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    I agree with the "take a day for yourself" advice. I generally always feeling better after taking a day to chill on the couch with the neverending refills of fluids.

    One thing I do, especially if I just can not take a day, is I take Cold Eeze within the first 24 - 48 hours of feeling the symptoms. I like the Cherry flavor lozenges- I don't like the gumballs though.

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hakuna Makarla View Post
    I do zycam the minute I feel a cold coming on! it nips it every time. the kids and I , we never really get the full blown cold, in fact we usually have the sniffles a day or two and thats it.
    My daughter who did not do what I told her to got a bad cold several months ago, I told her to do the zycam, she just passed it off. she got a doozy. now we all do the zycam as soon as sneezes come on . I am sorry you are not feeling well, I hope it passes quickly SunnyG
    I used to swear by zycam too, but this last one is just not going away. I'm into week 3 now. It's kinda my own fault though (my boss too) because I had to work from Saturday to Saturday last week. I think it would have gone away if I hadn't been overworked. This week, I took off Monday and Today and I'm already starting to feel much better. So as of now I swear by rest.

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    Zycam at the very first sign AND a day to REST.

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    If the cough persists more than a week it's time to see a doctor. You have more than just a cold it's probably an underlying infection.

    Take care of yourself.

    EDA: I have no other remedies other than what I suggested.

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    I use the Zycam too.. I swear by it. Two weeks ago I DIDN'T use it and I'm just now getting better. :/

    Once you do get sick, take a multi vitamin (I like the kids gummi kind - they're easier on the tummy) everyday, get some grapefruit seed extract pills and some vitamin D 400 IU capsules and take them too. Keep up on the agua and once you start to feel congested, get some Mucinex.. that stuff WORKS! It's a cough suppressant plus an expectorant.. it makes all of your coughs count (keep the tissue handy!)
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    Re: Cold remedies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Missviolet View Post
    Mucinex.. that stuff WORKS! It's a cough suppressant plus an expectorant.. it make all of your coughs count (keep the tissue handy!)
    TMI! But seriously, good to know.

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    I know!! ^^ It's the truth though.

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    Re: Cold remedies?

    Honestly, I swear by it....odd as it sounds....it stops everything in it's tracks for me.

    one shot of Tequilla and a HOT cup of cinammon tea. then bed....

    Every single time, I wake up feeling great the next morning....

    been 2 years (I think) since got that advice, and it has worked every time.
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    Ha! Speaking of killling it with poison... chemo kills a cold every time! Along with other good things in your body.. but hey.. it got rid of my colds!


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