Home remedies for a cold – does anything work for you?

posted 6 months ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I thought Airborne was a much of crap until I started taking it.  It’s just basically a multivitamin with echinachea but it seems to work for me.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

You can swallow all the herbs you want, but herbs won’t really kill the virus. They alleviate symptoms. If you want to be over this funk by Monday (or even Sunday), here’s what you gotta do:

1: Zinc and electrolyte supplements. Take them as directed. I prefer the Zicam chewies, but lozenges will do. Stay hydrated. This is especially important as you get closer to bed time. 

2: Take a hot bath. Add some epsom salt to it, and a bath bomb to clear the sinuses. This will alleviate aches and stuffiness.

3:Take Nyquil or Dayquil and melatonin, and allow yourself 8-9 hours of sleep. You’ll need a good night’s rest.

4: Put on all of the clothes. All of them. Every pair of warm, fuzzy socks, fleece lined leggings, sweats and long underwear you can find, at least 2 hoodies and a hat. You should look like you’re ready to brave subzero temperatures when you’re done. Then collect all the blankets, and build a cocoon around yourself. The goal here is to raise your body temp to create an artificial fever so that you can kill off the virus naturally and quickly. Keep yourself as hot as possible- like just uncomfortable enough that you want to violently rip everything off. If you get unbearably hot, kick a foot out from under the cocoon, but stay in there. Take a glass or bottle of water with you to sip on throughout the night. 

4: As soon as you wake up, drink water and coconut water or Gatorade. Replenish everything you’ve lost through sweat, and take another hot shower and cold meds. Power through the day, and repeat steps 1-4 until you’re well again.

It’s not fun, and it isn’t pretty, but if you stick it out, you’ll wake up feeling a million times better, and your cold will last 2-3 days, rather than a week. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Whenever I start to feel like I’m about to get sick I make what I call my ‘immunity tea’. I basically will get a pot and boil ginger or juice it and then add a lot to the water. I then add a bag of camomile tea and a bag of peppermint tea and I bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for lik 5 minutes. In a HUGE mug I will then squeeze half a lemon and add some honey and I will drink that religiously until I don’t feel sick. I also will do freshly squeezed lemon, ginger orange juice. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

Seriously, a ton of rest and water.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I usually eat soup and go heavy on the garlic, onion and ginger. 

Post # 22
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7498 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Gargle saltwater 3x a day, and eat chicken noodle soup,

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