Post # 1
Any suggestions on how I can knock it out faster? I’m completely stuffed up and my head feels like it’s in a vice. I had a sore throat over the weekend, but that’s gone. I’ve been taking Airborne the past 2 days in hopes the vitamin C will help. I’m hoping that one of my wedding day accessories won’t have to be a box of tissues.
Post # 3
Mucinex D and Zand Zinc lozenges work well for me. Feel better 🙂
Post # 4
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 🙂
Post # 5
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 🙂
Post # 6
Try a netti pot, it isn’t the most fun experience while it is happening. BUT it always helps me kick colds and allergies 🙂
Post # 7
ColdFX! Hopefully you have it in the States. But it works for me.
Post # 8
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
16 ounces of water every hour or two, works like a charm!!
Post # 10
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
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).
Post # 12
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
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
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!