(Closed) Sick and Feverish, What are your best “at home” remedies?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

No tips from me, because it sounds like you are doing everything right. Tylenol, liquids and rest is exactly what I would do. I agree with you, it sounds viral.

Hope you feel better!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I load myself up with blankets to break the fever. I always reach a point where warmer is better and then BOOM, while I’m sleeping, I’ll kick off the covers and no more fever.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Chicken soup (your Mama was right) or just broth, ginger ale for any nausea, warm bath …rest, drink plenty of liquids and sleep. Hope you feel better soon.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Hot Toddy.  A measure or two of whiskey or rum (I prefer rum), juice of 1 lemon, top up with boiling water, then dissolve a spoonful of honey (or as much as you like) in it to taste.  Apparently you shouldn’t use alcohol as a remedy, but it makes me feel better!!  You could just skip the alcohol all together…

Chicken soup!  No one really knows why but there’s evidence to suggest it actually helps.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Add gratings of root ginger to the soup, yummy.  SO makes this for me when I’m poorly.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

The no appetite thing is pretty common, but you do need to keep up your strength to help your body fight it off. What you’re describing sounds exactly like what happened to my daughter the week before Christmas, and the Dr. said it would last about a week. It got worse instead of better and she ended up with a sinus infection and stomach virus, and antibiotics for the infection, and a liquid med to coat her stomach so she could eat. It’s really no fun….

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ladyartichoke: <– You can never go wrong with hot toddy! I get sick VERYYYYYYY RARELY and anytime I do, or even feel a slight inkling of it, I will make a hot toddy. Only exception is that I make it with [a good quality] brandy. The results are quick and painless.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I eat raw garlic (mix it with peanut butter) by the ton when I get sick and I swear it works and I feel better in a day. I also load up on raw natural honey, the kind that has the stuff from the hive on the top. I am blanking on what its called right now. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Paracetamol and sleep. And cups of hot water. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know why, but I drink a glass of EXTRA spicy tomato juice and it helps. I second the “sweat it out” method (getting under crazy warm covers and falling asleep).

Beyond that, tea, orange juice, vitamin C and echinacea, warm baths and sleep.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

A really hot bath with grated ginger and salt in it, drink water while I’m in it and then get wrapped up in bed with lots of duvets and a hot toddy (again with ginger).

Chicken soup also really helps.

My ultimate solution is a ridiculously spicy curry added to the first paragraph above. It really helps me shake off a cold/flu.

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