Post # 1
I got a cold just before Thanksgiving. Went to the doctor, and they gave me antibiotics for a sinus infection, for 10 days. Day 11 my cold came back… blah. So now, almost another week later, my cold is worse than ever… and as it’s the last week of the semester and the busiest season in retail, I haven’t gotten to the doctor yet. Yes I know I should and I probably will but… does anyone have any good cold prevention or curing tips? I’m good about getting Vitamin C but if you knew my medical history, you’d see that my immune system is a failure in every way. So any at-home tips are great 🙂
(So far I’ve tried eating extra yogurt, using a Neti pot, taking DayQuil, AlkaSeltzer, and Sudafed- not all at once of course, and sleeping all day.)
Post # 3
can you buy Betadine sore throat gargle in the US? i swear by this stuff! any hint of a sore throat/cold flu symptoms or sinus issue i gargle and all symptons gone
Post # 4
@eloping: I’m googling it and all the results seem to be in Australia and New Zealand, not sure if I can get it here. I’ll ask the doctor or a pharmacist when I go in.
And Fiance just told me to bubble wrap myself, haha.
Post # 5
idk if you have this product near you, but Odwalla makes a smoothie called C monster (I love the strawberry one) I find them in my local grocery store in the produce section with all of the refrigerated pomegranate juice.
I had a cold a few weeks ago, and I pretty much guzzled those and took some cough syrup- and I’m good to go. who knows, it could just be my mind- but they’re tasty and all natural and all that jazz.
Post # 6
I have a crappy immune system so I feel like I have a cold every other week sometimes (not really, but I hate colds!!). What helps me is to do any or all of the following:
-drink plenty of fluids (this means I usually am drinking herbal tea and water a lot, plus leave a G2 – the low sugar Gatoraid – in the living room and one in my bedroom)
-orange juice. I only crave orange juice when I’m getting sick! I make sure to get lower sugar juice and not made from concentrate
-get plenty of sleep
-throw away tissues often
Feel better soon!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
sex. lots of it. works for me.lol.
Post # 8
There’s this stuff called Zicam spray that you use when you first feel symptoms coming on, and it works great! Gets rid of coughing/throat tickle.