(Closed) Wedding is in 4 days and I get a cold.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mucinex D and Zand Zinc lozenges work well for me.   Feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Get lots and lots of rest, if at all possible. I am just getting over what is going around and it is not fun at all. I have been using generic nyquil; both daytime and night time. They both have really helped. You will probably have at least two days of nose blowing, so make sure you use soft kleenexes, so you don’t have a red nose for your pictures.

I really hope you feel better soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

drink tons of water and when you’re not drinking water green tea or chamomile. Wellness formula, a warm shower, nyquil and sleep it off/sweat it off. 

Hope it helps! fell better ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Try a netti pot, it isn’t the most fun experience while it is happening.  BUT it always helps me kick colds and allergies ๐Ÿ™‚  

Post # 7
380 posts
Helper bee

ColdFX!  Hopefully you have it in the States.  But it works for me.

Post # 8
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Try drinking lots of warm water with lemon and honey.

Another thing, call your doctor right away and see if they can suggest a quick fix.
I developed a cold 2 days before I as leaving for a long flight to Europe.  The doctor suggested Afrin (even though its not recommended) but it was the quick fix I needed to get through that long flight.

Post # 9
1032 posts
Bumble bee

16 ounces of water every hour or two, works like a charm!!

Post # 10
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Airborne doesn’t work. Drink EmergenC 3 times a day, get some matzah ball soup, stat! And plenty of rest if you can. Also, steam! Boil some water in a covered pot, drape a towel over your head, take the cover off the pot and lean over the steam. It will help clear your sinuses. Works every time.

Post # 11
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I second the neti pot!

But you know, 4 days is a good chunk of time to get over a cold. I wouldn’t be surprised if you felt much, much better by then, or at least well enough that an OTC really will make the symptoms disappear (as opposed to just sort of numb them). If you think that your nose will still be stuffy then, a good nasal spray might be good to have on hand on the day-of. I generally know the path a typical cold takes in my body, and it ends up in the chest. So I’d stock up on a really good cough syrup! (BTW–I find Robutussin syrup to work better than their pills, I’m sorry to say, because their syrup tastes god-awful).

Good luck!

Post # 12
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I also second the EmergenC! It’s easy to find, just go to the vitamin aisle, and it should be there. I found it at Wal-Mart. I drink about 3-4 a day when I get sick, and take Vitamin C Dayquil/Nyquil, and have found it works. But the big thing is to rest, rest, rest! Good luck!

Post # 13
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

to make sure your nose doesn’t get red and chapped you can rub zinc ointment on and around your nose.  You may have a white nose now, but it will make it so your nose is fine for the wedding. If you can’t find zinc ointment you can get diaper rash ointment.  It’s the same.

Post # 14
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I third the neti pot. But get the one that is like a bottle, not like a genie pot. This is what I use.  http://www.neilmed.com/usa/sinusrinse.php

It looks crazy but just try it, it’s awesome.

Also, I would also go to the doctor asap and ask for something. It might be that they can give you something they wouldnt normally give bc it is your wedding. Plus, you want to make sure it won’t turn in to a sinus infection, which always happened to me before the neti pot.

And drink lots and lots of fluids – the more the better.

I also had a friend who would look herself in the mirror and say “I am not getting sick.” You could try that too! But I bet it will be gone by the wedding day – try not to stress too much. Good luck!

Post # 15
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hot water with lemon!

Post # 16
41 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Zicam! (Zinc)

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