Post # 1
I woke up yesterday with a sore throat, and today I am more congested. My wedding is this Saturday, so I need to get over this quick. I have been taking tylenol cold medicine and drinking hot tea with honey. Any other recommendations for getting rid of it fast?
Post # 2
Keeping hydrated and getting enough rest.
This is going to sound dumb, but are you sure that it’s not just seasonal allergies? In that case, pop some antihistamines and you should be good to go!
Post # 3
gamergirl2016 : mincing a clove of garlic in a tablespoon of honey (or less depending on your taste sensitivity of the garlic) with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Twice a day on an empty stomach. Always cures my families colds/flus within a couple days. Hope it helps!
ETA: It helps to insert mixture and swallow before taking a breath, and follow with a tall glass of room temp/warmish lemon water.
Post # 4
Get as much rest as possible!! Good luck!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I know this sounds dumb, but when I am really congested I eat an onion sandwich. Really, just bread, an edge of butter and A LOT of onion. Cleans my head right out…but I gotta chew some serious gum afterwords!
As for the sore throat, just eat a spoonful of organic honey every 6-8hours or so. It coats the throat and the honey has anti-bacterial properties.
In the mean time…keep that nose SUPER moisturized; especially around the nostrils! This will keep the redness and peeling down. Your makeup artist will thank you on your wedding day!
Good luck 🙂
Post # 6
gamergirl2016 : Honey mixed with tumeric, take spoonfuls of it through the day. I always eat a lot of garlic and spicy things, try and sweat it out and
snowflake8 : is soooooo right about moisurising to stop redness and peeling skin!!
Post # 7
gamergirl2016 : lots of warm/room temp fluids especially lots of hot tea with lemon and honey (the good stuff, organic, non pasturized) and some raspbery jam (the ones where rasberies are the 1st ingredient, not sugar). Also chicken noodle soup (from real chicken, not bouillon cubes).
Post # 8
I hate the taste of these things but Cold-Eeze zinc lozenges. They make things taste funny for a day or two. But honestly, each time I or my mom or my brother feel a bit stuffy or sore throat and take them right away for a day or two, we never get the full blown cold. Since I hate the taste, I occasionally skip them. And end up sick…
Post # 9
So much water/fluid. Great for both cold and alergies. (TMI) Keeps the mucus loose so you drain better.
Also, run a rag under hot water and breath through it. Helps calm the nasal passages.
Post # 10
Every time I get a cold, I make sure to take my multivitamin and a zinc supplement as directed (Cold-Eeze lozenges and chewies are gross but they work like a charm), and then I bundle up in every sweater and blanket I can comfortably fit into, and I go to bed maintaining that uncomfortably warm, about-to-violently-throw-all-the-covers-off feeling throughout an 8-10 hour night to sweat it all out. I always feel so much better when I wake up, like I’ve just skipped 2 or 3 recovery days. Just make sure to stay hydrated
Post # 11
Thanks everyone. I will have to try some of these.
Post # 12
One time I had the flu and my landlady at the time gave me piping hot water with the juice from an entire lemon (and a generous bit of honey otherwise it’s going to be hard to drink lol). The acidity really soothed my throat.
Post # 13
Drink lots and lots and lots of fluids. I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 14
futurebrideesq : I do get seasonal allergies, but this feels different.
Post # 15
The only “cure” for a cold is to let it run it’s course. You can treat the symptoms, but nothing you can do will make it magically go away. Just make sure to rest, drink fluids, and take care of yourself.