(Closed) What are your cold remedies?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t like masking symptoms (especially fever), so I usually stick with Mucinex and Advil. The Mucinex doesn’t mask any symptoms, but it does loosen up the mucus — which helps with feeling stuffy, trouble breathing, coughing, etc. Advil just helps with the aches. Feel better!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lots of sleep! Chugging Emergen-c!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

rest, lots of fluids, vitamin c, sometimes i do zinc tablets (cold-eez) but they work better when you first start feeling sick

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Rest and sleep!  Humidifier, lots and lots of fresh organic fruits and veggies, REST!, rest, rest.  Lots of water.  I like chamomile tea (but it depends if you feel like hot or cold), smoothies if you feel like cold, lots of garlic and onions!

ETA: I also boil chicken bones to make my own chicken stock- really good for you and then make chicken dumpling soup!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sleep, clear fluids, and zinc (like cold-eeze)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsJJC:  not sure what you mean by “masking symptoms”, but advil brings the fever down and is also a pain reliever

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Uhhh a few shots of blackberry brandy, humidifer, tons of blankets, sleep and sweating it out.  My gramma’s remedy 😀 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually saw a study that showed that chicken noodle soup really did have healing properties! It’s not just an old wives tale and it has something to do withthe chicken broth.

I actually try to NOT bring my fevers down (unless it’s TOO high) becuase the fever is your body’s way of killing the infection/virus/cold.

I usually just drink lots of water, eat chicken noodle soup and sleep a lot.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you are coughing I would try natural eucalyptus oil on the bottom of your feet. I didn’t believe this, but then I used it on my husband because he had a bad chest cough and it calmed it down at night. 6 drops on the heel of eat foot, rub in, and put socks on.

Otherwise, keep going with water, hot tea, and emergen-c.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

SLEEP

Tons of fluids/juice (I can’t stomach water when I have a cold, for some odd reason)

SLEEP

Xicam nasal spray, if I’m totally stuffed up (that stuff is like crack – it works so fast!)

SLEEP

Source Naturals Wellness pills (tons of Vit A & C) … any sort of vitamin boost would work.

SLEEP! 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have yet to try this but put Vick’s(or any menthol rub) on the bottom of your feet and put socks on.  Not sure what it does but it is once of those old wive’s remedies.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

drink airborne every 4-6 hours. also, get lots and lots of sleep.  also, my biggest advice, and the best thing since sliced bread, that always makes me at least feel better with a cold… 

two words:

NETI POT (or SINUS RINSE)

I do the sinus rinse twice a day when I’m sick. It clears all the junk out of my sinuses so I can breathe, and really helps take away the headaches that are associated with being stuffy headed. Highly, Highly suggest you try one!!!!

Go to the drug stor and ask for them. They’ll know exactly what they are/where to find in the store. you won’t be sorry.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cbee:  oh yeah! garlic is like 3rd on my list, after my Neti pot  and airborne… it has natural antibacterial properties!  I’ll wrap a small crushed clove in a piece of hawaiian bread and swallow it whole to get the most out of it!  

this even worked for my dog when she had colitis! we added it to her boiled chicken and rice and she got better so fast.

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