Have you ever had a summer cold?

@marciascott (25555)
United States
June 11, 2007 12:58am CST
Those are the worst, Summer colds. I have one right now, I will drink plenty of fluids. and get plenty of rest. then My asthma flairs up. Gosh I can't stand it! Do you ever get summer Colds?
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I hate colds no matter when they come, I have asthma too and it seems like over the years it is taking longer and longer to get over them, I was told a few years back that I suffered from second hand smoke syndome which caused my lung function not to be like the norm so that I had to take extra care when getting a cold, which I am horrible when I get around someone that has one, just because I don't want to endure the pain of getting yet another cold for the year. I have this great recipe for sore throats and cold, hope you enjoy it: SOOTHING CHICKEN SOUP 2 cups sliced celery 3 quarts chicken broth 4 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 cup uncooked instant rice 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon pepper In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, simmer celery in broth until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until the rice is tender. Hope you feel better, my friend!
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Thanks Chicken soup always does the job, when it comes to colds. I will try that recipe thanks. I might try it today. it is somethig in the broth from the chicken noodle. I have heard this for years. Have a good week Lorie!
• United States
11 Jun 07
You are welcome Marcie, get lots of sleep and make this soup, hopefully you will be back to your normal self real soon!
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I once had a summer cold that lasted for six weeks, in fact, I went to the doctors because I thought I had developed allergies. Nope, the doctor said it was just a cold and I had to let it run its course. Of course, back then I was young and kept running and working, now I know just to go to bed. I'm copying that chicken soup recipe too for the next time. I hope you aren't passing around your germs here on myLot? LOL
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
11 Jun 07
That was so funny, it was cute! thanks for replying.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes, they are the worst. I haven't had one in awhile but I know what you mean. Now watch, I'll get one because I said I didn't.lol. But anyways, I hope you are feeling better soon.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I hope you don't catch one eother. I think I will take some vitamen E and drink orange juice too. You have a good week too!
@sodapop (977)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes, I have and they seem to last forever. I don't know why but it seems so much harder to get over a summer cold than a winter cold! I wish you a fast recovery over the cold! Take care of yourself!
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@tammyr (5956)
• Etowah, Tennessee
11 Jun 07
Oh that is worse than the winter ones. When you rest if you can sleep in a semi-sitting position it should help a little. I wish there was something besides rest, and fluids that would make you feel better! If you were here in our town I would back you a big ol' batch of chicken soup!! That, I believe is a big help!
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
11 Jun 07
They are the worse. I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. Get lots of rest and have some chicken soup.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I agree - summer colds are the worst. The weather is nice and you WANT to be outside, but you can't! I had one last summer, but it was right after I started a new job, so I believe the stress in my life contributed. I'm not going to get one this year!
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@jerryn (818)
• United States
11 Jun 07
You're right, summer colds are thw worst. Nothing you can do but let it run its course. I know you must be miserable and I hope your cold don't stick around too long.
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@only1shi (405)
• United States
13 Jun 08
i know exactly what you mean, as a summer cold sufferer and asthmatic myself. luckily for me, no problems with my asthma, but this stupid cold is kicking my butt! i've been sick for about a week now. my husband and 10 month old daughter have it too. somebody shoot me please!!! :)
@gberlin (3836)
12 Jun 07
I have had summer colds in the past. It has been awhile since the last one. I hate it because during the summer is my time to relax before the new school year begins. In reality, most teachers take about 4 or 5 weeks off and then they start thinking about the new school year.