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11-19-2005 11:55 AM
maxib
Re: The common cold!!



I just knew I shouldn't have opened this thread yesterday! Sure as snortin' I've gone through an entire box of Kleenex now.

WARNING...rhinoviri are imbedded in this thread.


11-19-2005 2:57 AM
Kuss929
Re: The common cold!!

If you want to get rid of it for half a day and don't require human contact eat half a raw onion. I do this for hockey and the like. Has always worked for a bunch of hours. Did not notice any shortening of the cold duration though. Just a quick fix.
11-18-2005 10:19 PM
eddieja
Re: The common cold!!

if you like cabbage try half a white cabbage cooked cleared my cold with in 2 days
11-18-2005 4:43 PM
soon2b954
Re: The common cold!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chain
Zicam nasal swabs.

The package will insist you use one new swab every four hours.

(They want to sell Zicam.)

Open a swab in the morning, first sign of a cold. Use it. Keep the little sleeve with the residual gel (you can use a clean Q-Tip out of the medicine cabinet to administer the remaining gel two more times that day, noon and night).

I came down with a sniffle mid-day Monday. I've been using these swabs on my SO's recommendation since. Today I am symptom free.

I rarely take any medicine whatsoever, but I swear by this stuff.

http://www.zicam.com/Product.aspx?eid=2
Doesn’t look like I can get this stuff on this side of the broader!!

Feeling a bit better today though.
11-18-2005 2:30 PM
Scout
Re: The common cold!!

Alka Seltzer Cold & Sinus does it for me every time. Just went through one, and without it I would have been sucking wind!
11-18-2005 2:07 AM
jaim
Re: The common cold!!

Have to give another for Zicam. I use the nasal gel instead of the swabs.
Either are fine. Also, the best anitoxidant to ingest is pomogranite juice or eat pomogranites (They are in season now). But also, a lot or rest helps a great deal.
11-17-2005 11:27 PM
luvtolean
Re: The common cold!!

I had it asthma as a child. I mentioned it to a friend who was a pulmonary specialist, and he casually remarked, "Well, it will come back when you're old and kill you."

<--- Dayum.



The drugs have gotten much better though, so if I make it that long, I'm not worried.



11-17-2005 11:23 PM
MrX954
Re: The common cold!!

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Originally Posted by dB
Another disclaimer for anyone who smokes, has asthma, a history of pneumonia, or any other impaired lung function....it's safer to NOT use Nyquil or anything else that contains a cough suppressant. Better to tough out the cough than to invite pneumonia.
YIKES! I didnt know that, glad I dont smoke, have asthma or ever had pneumonia
11-17-2005 10:44 PM
Joseph900rr
Re: The common cold!!

Lots of fluids plus Zicam works very well
11-17-2005 9:36 PM
luvtolean
Re: The common cold!!

"2000mG of Vit C every 2 hours"

Damn....do you have any liver function after its over?



11-17-2005 9:05 PM
Mangina
Re: The common cold!!

Echinichea and 2000mg of Vitamin C every 2 hours. If that doesn't cure you, you probably have HIV.
11-17-2005 7:10 PM
jetbdude
Re: The common cold!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvtolean
Water, sleep, good food and tylenol cold.
11-17-2005 7:08 PM
seamus
Re: The common cold!!

Jack & Coke

[edit] lots and lots of Jack and Coke

[edit to the edit] Nevermind, that's just my normal daily routine. +1 for the OJ but I add 1000mg vitamin C pill to the mix each morning.
11-17-2005 7:02 PM
HondaGalToo
Re: The common cold!!

Lots of fluids. Water, tea. During the day I'll take a Sudafed. At night I can't take anything with the Sudefed ingredient, the pseudoephedrine HCl. Even the ones that claim to make you drowsy, like Nyquil. That stuff wires me and I cannot sleep.
11-17-2005 6:58 PM
phobiaphobe
Re: The common cold!!

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