(Closed) Summer Colds – yuck!

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3332 posts
Sugar bee

Ugh, sorry you’re sick!  There’s nothing worse than a summer cold!

I swear by Zicam–you start taking it when you first start feeling sick and it’s supposed to decrease the amount of time you’re sick.  I really feel like it helps cut down my sick time.  Also, make sure you rest a lot, drink plenty of fluids and take some Vitamin C.   

Post # 4
2641 posts
Sugar bee

Why do summer colds suck so much?  I don’t have anything terribly wise.  But I’d agree with rest and drinking fluids etc.  I think in the summertime we want to get out and be active.  But I think it’s easy to overdo it.  (Hanging out with friends late, and not getting enough sleep.)  You’ll be fine come wedding time.

Post # 5
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just an FYI — I think the FDA put out a warning about Zicam about a month ago, saying it makes some people lose their sense of smell. I remember because I had just used it for the first time leaving on our honeymoon, since I sensed a post-wedding cold coming on.

Try sleeping with a humidifier at night and taking steamy showers to help loosen up any mucus in your head/chest. Rubbing a little Vick’s under my nose and on my chest usually helps me sleep, too. 

Post # 6
3332 posts
Sugar bee

@AmySue–Thank you for the update!  I’ve always liked how Zicam cut my colds short, but I definitely don’t want to lose my sense of smell!!  Looks like I’m thowing mine out!


Post # 8
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’m sorry! Get lots of rest, drink lots of water, and don’t start working out again until you feel better. 😉 Seriously, pushing yourself when you’re sick is a guaranteed way to stay that way for longer!

I actually managed to catch a summer FLU two weeks ago… nothing like a 102 fever when it’s 102 outside. Ugh.

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