Your 'Cure' for the common cold?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


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
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
4076 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Gargling warm salt water, lots of fluids, and sleep

Post # 8
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard


Post # 9
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

As much liquid as my body can physically hold and lots of sleep

Post # 11
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Ugh, I wish someone would come up with a cure. The last 2 days have been absolutely miserable!!!!!

Post # 14
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Chiropractor and water are my best friends! And vitamins daily, whether I have a cold or not.

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