Post # 1
Cold season is upon us and I wanted to know what works for you to relieve cold symptoms!
I usually take some ibuprofen, maybe DayQuil, and drink a lot of orange juice. Hot showers usually help with some of the pressure in my sinuses.
I’ve heard some people start popping Zinc and vitamin C pills, anyone else do that?
Post # 3
Zinc and vitamin C have been debunked. Too much vitamin C is actually toxic, so be careful with taking a ton of supplements.
Mucinex is the best decongestant for me – really gets my sinuses moving and clears congestion out of my chest. Sudafed seems to not really do much for me, but I know people who swear by it! I occasionally take advil or tylenol if my head or throat hurt really bad.
Really, fluids and rest are the best thing!
Post # 4
zinc… and SLEEP. If I can come home from work and do nothing but go to bed, or just lay in bed until night time– I can feel 50% better the next day.
Post # 5
@PinkElephants21: I’m currently pregnant so my cold remedies are very limited! I’ve had a couple of mornings with a cough/scratchy throat so I started my morning with hot tea & honey. (I’d add lemon if I had any in my fridge). Then we went to the mountains this weekend and my sinuses went CRAZY, I picked up a netty pot to help clear my sinuses & also did a steam “tent” over the sink (filled it with hot water and put a towel over my head while breathing in the steam, it felt amazing).
Post # 6
@PinkElephants21: I take Dayquil, get a lot of sleep, eat chicken soup/broth, take emergen-c, and hot baths. Most important I think is getting lots of sleep and fluidss.
Post # 7
Gargling warm salt water, lots of fluids, and sleep
Post # 9
I SWEAR by apple cider vinegar. You can look up all the benefits online, but the main thing is it balances your pH levels which makes it much easier to fight it off. At the first sign of a cold, and a few times a day for as long as your symptoms last I drink the following:
2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar, water, and lots of honey in a mug. I heat it up so it’s pretty hot. In all honesty is doesn’t taste very good, but I swear it works. I am a teacher so I used to get colds a lot, but after doing this, I find my colds are much less severe and I don’t get nearly as many.
Post # 10
As much liquid as my body can physically hold and lots of sleep
Post # 11
@PinkElephants21: am- banana and glass of oj
Lunch- hamburger happy meal with milk shake
Dinner-honey nut cherrios and ginger ale
Take more oj then NyQuil
Same thing every day till your all better. .. lol
Post # 12
I try to spend as much time unconscious as possible so I don’t have to actually experience being miserable 😛 When I have to be up I take dayquil, ibuprofen, and decongestant as appropriate for my symptoms.
Post # 13
Ugh, I wish someone would come up with a cure. The last 2 days have been absolutely miserable!!!!!
Post # 14
A cozy blanket on the couch, downing theraflu & popping Nyquils, starting movies, and falling asleep half way through. I also generally don’t eat anything but chicken noodle soup when I’m sick, just like a kid.
ETA: If I actually have to leave the house and do something productive, then I opt for the Dayquil and the daytime version of Theraflu. I also find that upping the Vitamin C helps out.
Post # 15
My husband goes to school for acupuncture and eastern medicine.. Whenever I feel the slightest bug coming on I take this herbal supplement called Gan Mao ling and it works! I got sick once year and I’m a facilitator so always around a lot of people!
Post # 16
Chiropractor and water are my best friends! And vitamins daily, whether I have a cold or not.