How can I make my cold feel better?

@bonbon664 (3480)
Canada
April 24, 2007 7:51pm CST
I'm soooo congested, and coughing, anybody have any rememdies? I could really use some help. Thanks.
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@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I find that when I am congested it really helps me to stand in a hot shower for a bit. The steam helps to loosen my secretions. I then rub Vicks Vapor Rub around my nostrils. It really opens up my head without having to take a lot of medications with side effects! As for the coughing, have you tried lemon juice and honey mixed together? Mix 2 teaspoons lemon juice in 1/2 cup warm water then add honey enough to thicken. Take one or two teaspoons every hour as needed. I hope you feel better soon. I know it is miserable.
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@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
I put the honey and lemon in tea, I'll try it without the tea. Thanks
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Whenever the people in my house start sniffling and sneezing....I always make "homemade chicken soup"....I cook a chicken in chicken broth and water, add fresh onion, celery, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms and egg noodles. It tastes so good and it always seems to make them feel better. I also use a humidifier to put moisture into the air with maybe some Vicks Vapor Rub to help open the nasal passages.... Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine, if possible, it really does not help the body to heal. Then I would get as much sleep as possible, your body can heal itself easier and has more energy to "attack" the germs. I am sorry that you are feeling bad and wish you a speedy recovery! Have a blessed day!
• United States
18 May 07
Thank you so much for awarding me with "best response"...I hope that this helped you...it always helps my family....I am sure you are feeling better now....LOL