(Closed) NWR…What’s your ‘go to’ cold remedy?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Usually theraflu and then dayquil for the day, so I can get through the day, and of course.. chicken noodle soup!  I also get in the bed as soon as I can, and vaseline is a must.  I never buy the tissues I should with aloe and stuff so I use vaseline around my nose lol

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I can tolerate any/every cold symptom except for a stuffy nose.  If I’m congested I CANNOT sleep.  So I always have nasal spray for emergencies.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I do echinacea/zinc and Vitamin C lozenges & wash my hands like crazy to try to prevent getting sick during the winter.  If I get sick, it’s just sleep mixed with some hot tea and honey.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

I always drink a glass of water with an Airborne in it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use Afrin when my nose is super congested, it opens you up within a few minutes and it lasts a long time.

Also, the “behind the counter” decongestant pills (Advil Cold & Sinus, etc) work way better than the versions that are NOT behind the counter, they actually contain more effective ingredients, so always get your cold pills from the pharmacist and not in the regular aisle.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tons of sleep, hot tea with honey, and Tiger Balm to help my nose get un-stuffy. Hope you feel better soon!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Warm bourbon with a bit of honey.. thats just if I lose my voice though. Nothing better than a warm toddy before a concert!! For my nose I use sudafed though.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hot water with lemon works wonders!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

airborne, ZINC (seriously, it works), lots of sleep, wearing socks to bed (sounds weird, but it kicks the cold every time), vitamin C, lots of hot water with lemon (and a drop of honey if it’s too sour).

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sleep, sleep, hot tea,  hot soup, vitamin c, sleep some more. I get about 1 cold per year on this plan 😉

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Hot tea and a crapload of OTC meds. :p

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

No cold remedy works, but salt water gargles and neti pots do.  It’s all about the saline!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Theraflu, zinc lozenges, Nyquil, lots of tea or hot water with honey.  I tried to use the neti pots but there’s either something wrong with me or I’m doing it wrong because I always feel worse afterwards!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Raw garlic! Or Buckleys. Both relieve my congestion & make me feel less blah. Raw garlic is nasty, but it beats sore throat & stuffy nose hell! 🙂

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