Fastest way to relieve cough and colds...

@mycharm88 (2292)
Philippines
November 27, 2007 8:43pm CST
Hi everyone, i'm having cough and colds right now. Last night i really had a hard time sleeping because i had clogged nose and coughing hard. Now i'm at the office with baggy eyes and harsh voice and a headache. Galdly one of my officemates suggested that i should apply vicks overnight on my feet and slip on socks. I think i'll try this one tonight.lol.. as of now i'm drinking lots and lots of water... Any suggestions on fast way to relieve cough and colds? do share pls... Thanks in advace, God bless c",)
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17 responses
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Nov 07
i once had a cough that lasts me for 3 weeks.. i have everything but nothing seems to really help.. so i go back to basics, drink lotsa hot or warm water.. it will feel the throat feel better and cure the cough :) for blockage of nose when sleeping at night, sleep on 2 pillows :)
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Yup! it worked for me too, now i do feel much better than yesterday. Keep that water coming dear!!! thanks for the tips! you take care and hope you're feeling ok as of now.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Dec 07
yup.. i have recovered now :) thank for your concern my dear fren :) hope that our cough wun come back to us again :) hehe.. so that we can enjoy ur favourite foods.. haha
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
28 Nov 07
Well gurgle of hot water with Asprin or table salt as good for infection but sure go to doctor and take some anti biotic
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
I did that too minus the aspirin dear and it really works for me. Thanks dear friend..tc
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Hi my friend I hope you feeling better by now. I think you just have let the cold ride its self out. Drinking plenty of water is a great idea. And getting alot of rest and staying warm is a help too! Feel better.
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Yes dear, does help a lot!!c",) i'm smiling now and laughing at myself... Just love my friends here. Hugz to you my friend c",)
@ericajoyce (1748)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Hiya mycharm88. I also have colds right now, but I feel a lot better compared to last night. Last night, my nose was clogged and I had a headache. I drank lots of water and fruit juice and ate fresh fruits.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Yeah that's what i felt too two days ago, and i feel a lot better now. Sorry for the delayed response dear. But i did the same as you, and happy to announce that it works for me too. I guess vitaminC and lots of fluid does the trick for us ey!lol YOu take care dear c",)
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I think if it gets worse, the best thing is take a medicine like capsules or tablets for which are specially curing colds. You can also also take some fruits which are rich in vitamin C, like oranges. I take a supplement to avoid catching these types of illness, I'm glad that it worked for me since I haven't had any for a year now!;)
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Wow thanks for the advice dear, amazing how effective that supplement is. Would you mind sharing this here? That is really a good idea about taking supplements to prevent sickness. I really wanna know what that is. pls... lol if you don't mind sharing dear, it would really help. c",) thanks in advance
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Do all the things the others have suggested but also take some echanasia. Take 2 immediately if you have it, if not get it ASAP and keep it on hand. It's not expensive and you can get the store brand, I don't think it matters. But take 2 the first time then take 1 either later in the day or the next day, depending on the time you take the first dose. If you're like me your symptoms will be gone. Some say it doesn't really work but I'm telling you the truth, it does for me! Annie
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Thanks for the advice my friend, and yup i tried what others have suggested. Echanasia is not familiar for me, and i'm not really sure if its available here in my country. If that is effective i sure would love to try it dear. take care always c",)
• India
28 Nov 07
eat pepper tablets thats enough
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
oh i haven't heard about that, but thank you anyway c",) tc
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
28 Nov 07
hi there mycharm88 yes i dont have a cold but i have been sneezing all day today and its really bad i have hay fever thanks for this discussion and happy postings
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
Hello dear, sorry for the late reply... i do hope you're ok right now...I'm feeling better now though.. I tried drinking lots and lots of water and juices. Garggled warm water w/ salt and it makes me feel a lot better. I recommend you do the same.LOL tc dear
@cliffcliff (1350)
• United States
1 Dec 07
well, I have had a cold the same time as you haha... I hope you are feeling better by now dear mycharm. I am only taking the cold pills at night so I can sleep and once during the day, but i do not work in an office. I work different places and some at home. The pills work good, but i dont like to use them. Only get colds once a year. it is cold here now in california. Alka-Seltzer makes good cold pills you put in water, lemon taste. Bye now! -cliff
• United States
2 Dec 07
you know what Mycharm, since i was sick for two days i stayed home on the computer... now i am pass 500 posts heh!... few days ago we had the same post number, i remember. Hope you are better friend, then take good care okay, -cliff
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
29 Nov 07
Well actually there is nothing like fastest remedy for this ..but can tell you some things which are closest to that. You can get a nice steam from a big bowl of boiled water. - take a big bowl of boiled water and mix half tables spoon of vicks or less than that in that bowl while mixing it get a blanket to cover yourself to get the steam. It opens up your nose as well as your throat. And after that stay under the blanket for a while. If cough is more, then you can get gargles from a glass ofhot water with a table spoon of salt in it. Gargle twice a day will help you a lot. Before going to bed apply some vicks on your chest and neck it will warm your chest. ( remember chest and stomach are the two things which when exposed gets you the cold.) Try covering them for couple of weeks. And yes human looses lot of heat from his body through feet only so you must wear a nice pair of socks in home and outside both. I hope this will work..!! OR GO TO A DOCTOR if this cold is not getting away. :)
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
That is so nice of you stella, thanks for your wonderful ideas...Though i'm feeling a lot better today, i will try the steam for tonight. Hugz to you dear c",)
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@foxygirle (377)
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
Get lots of vitamin c, drink lots of juice loaded with vitamin c. for colds, i try getting steam to release the clogs on my nose, either by doing it at home using pans filled with water and putting my head so that i could inhale the vapor or by going to sauna. for cough, you wouldn't believe this but vodka helps alot especially for itchy throat. Of course dont forget to get cough medicine also And AMPLE REST.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Oh thank you dear, but haven't tried vodka for cough yet.lol I guess i should try that one and prove it myself c",) Take care and God bless you dear...moooch
@dude09 (94)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 07
Salt water will work too. Just gargle with warm salt water a few times will help cleanup your throat.
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Hi dude!!c",) I did that, and it really worked...I hope you're ok and feelin better than me. tc dear
@fanji008 (782)
• China
28 Nov 07
Hi,there! Well,I never know the way that you mentioned.Thanks for sharing and maybe you can tell me later whether it's really useful:) I think it's good to drink more water and eat more fruits. You'd better have some soup at the same time together with vegetables.If that's not enough,maybe you gotta take some liquid medicine for help. I hope you'll get well soon! Best wishes and good luck! Have a nice day^_^
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Yup, i had soup for lunch and lots of water... i do feel much better today dear. Thank you and tc
• India
28 Nov 07
suddenly changing the climate na most of the peoples suffer same cough & cold do one thing take a steamer pour enogh water and put some vicks then take steam for 20 minutes , especialy forhead yu put more steam, the next day yu will get relief , the water comes from continusly from yur nose means take cetrizen tablet or vicks action five hundred tablet, more than two weeks yur problem is there means must be consult a doctor Bye take care dear friend thx
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@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Yup, i guess that's what causing more people this cough and colds. I'm feeling better today dear. I sure will try that myself, next time if the problem would persist. c",) You take care of yourself too...
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
28 Nov 07
I've had an email recently about putting Vicks on the soles of your feet to relieve coughs and colds. Have you tried it? Does it work? Plese let us know. I still believe in the old fashioned home made remedy to relieve coughs at night by making a drink with hot water, glycerine and lemon. I always used it for my kids and it worked! Another remedy is to heat lemonade, drink it warm and take a Panadol (headache tablet) before bedtime. It sweats the cold out of you. Hope either of these two work for you mycharm!
@mycharm88 (2292)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
Hi abbey, too bad i haven't read this response til now. I'm feeling better now, i've always wanted to try the vicks remedy but always forget to buy myself the vicks.lol!! Gald that these works for you and your kids. I gotta try those too.Thank you so much dear... God bless you and tc always
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
1 Dec 07
hi mycharm!! ^__^ i hope you're doing okay now and feeling better from the coughs and colds. its really the "in" thing these days because of the cold weather. i do hope that the vicks was effective. i never tried it but i have heard that it really can relieve simple colds and coughs. especially if you have clogged nose. just continue drinking lots of water and eat lots of fruits. ^__^
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
2 Dec 07
hey take care, you can keep on sipping hot water, take steam add vicks in the hot water and cover ur self from cloth and breathe at a distance from the water.Take milk add turmeric powder to it and drink it.make a paste of turmeri powder and milk drops in it heat the mixture apply it on nose as well as forehead. these are quick relief tips for cough eat jaggery and onion taken at a time.eat strepsils.take care,sleep well.donot expose your nose in alot of air.