Do you get many colds?

@maximax8 (27060)
January 13, 2008 1:52pm CST
In winter I tend to get many colds. How about you? Do you know of some ways to prevent a cold?
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23 responses
• Romania
21 Feb 08
I used to get many colds each year when I was young and in school. Now this doesn't happen too often. I take vitamin supplements, and try to avoid stuffy places when I feel a cold coming on. There's not much you can do other than that.
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
31 Jan 08
This year I have been healthier than ever and I think it is because I am not working with the public anymore. I also try to drink a glass of juice a day, this probably helps somewhat. As we all know the Vitamin C is good for us.
• United States
30 Jan 08
hi maximax8, For im always get cold. In fact my hubby just wondering why I always say I'm cold lol! Sometimes its hard for me to breath. What I did, i took B-complex and calcium magnesium Zinc supplement and i feel better. hope it helps.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
29 Jan 08
I have a cold body and any small change in the weather affects me and I catch cold. I try to keep myself warm always and avoid cold things like curd (yogurt), and other cold vegetables like cucumber etc. during winter.
@katmaier (52)
• China
28 Jan 08
hoho,try to keep warm and you won't get cold!
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
18 Jan 08
have you tried echinacea? we have been using echinacea for nearly 3 years now and we have just been to the doc for a few of south africa's famous stomach ailments. nothing else.
@Ameliii (16)
• Belgium
18 Jan 08
I get about 2-3(max) a year. They seem to be less strong than when I was at school. It generaly sums up to a blocked nose & tiredness. I used to hate & never eat garlic & onions, now I love them so I seem to keep the colds at bay! I think that you can really boost your immune system with herbal drinks, certain foods, wearing a scarf in winter (now I do mum!), drinking lots of water etc etc
@sirnose (2441)
• United States
18 Jan 08
yes,I use to get colds and flu all the time until I discover that vitamin c prevented most of them.At first I thought it was a joke, but,it really works for me.When I feel the onset of a cold or flu coming on I take vitamin c tablets or I drink alot of orange juice.That alway seems to do the trick for me.
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
17 Jan 08
I used to think I was quite a healthy person and may just have one cold per year. But this winter, I caught the cold twice within a month. At the earlier of December, I got a cold and recovered in a week’s time. I was over the moon as I could have fun during the Christmas. Unfortunately, I got a bad cold again on the New Year’s Eve that I was totally knocked down and stuck in bed. The experience was so bad that I don’t want to repeat it. Now I start looking after myself more than before, eat healthy and do more exercise. I will try not to get so closer to my daughter when she catches cold; otherwise she would past it to me. I will try not to work too hard, instead give myself 30 minutes to relax per day. LOL
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
17 Jan 08
I get the odd cold here and there and should of taken a flu shot this time round. After travelling to Hawaii and back in four days i came down with the flu and using tylenol cold to clear my nose and cough. Its slowly working but i still don't feel right.
@youless (65324)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jan 08
I don't get many colds in winter. You have to make sure you keep warm and wear enough clothes. Besides, don't eat too many deep fried foods as it will be likely to have a throat problem. Whenever I have a throat problem, usually I will have a cold.
• Philippines
15 Jan 08
I always take FernC it is a Vitamin C. It's really good for the immune system. And eat lots of fruits. God Bless maximax8!
@TerryZ (22148)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Hi maximax I dont usually get many colds at all. But I did get a cold this year. Infact Im just getting over it. So thats it for me no more colds this year.LOL I wash my hands alot to prevent from getting sick.
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
14 Jan 08
I like to take a hot shower when I have colds, this really helps clear up my nasal passages. Does this work for you? Anyway, I have always been susceptible to colds and the flu. But I have discovered Virgin Coconut Oil and this is truly a miracle oil that they have branded it to be. I don't know if you have such in your place, but maybe try to look around in groceries or pharmacies. It does really well to keep my immune system strong. I used to always get infected easily whenever I encounter someone who's sick. I actually see the difference when I take VCO. They actually banned VCO before thinking that all saturated fat is bad. This one is they have found out exceptional, so they returned it back to market. It is beneficial for almost all diseases including but not limited to diabetes, especially HIV and even cancer.
@SViswan (12096)
• India
14 Jan 08
Cold - Very prone to it.
I am very prone to colds and it lasts for sometime especially if I also get cough with it. There's a joke that my husband always says...he says I get the cold only twice in a year but it lasts 6 months at a time:(
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
14 Jan 08
Sometimes I think colds occur mainly because they are passed round by other people. So apart from avoiding contact with the outside world, it might be hard to prevent colds. however, I guess there is a point to building up our own body's immunne system. With vitamins taken daily etc. Fruits are a good source of immune boosting too. So I guess with a stronger immune system you can be exposed to other viruses and bacteria but not succumb.
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I feel like I catch every cold out there and usually twice, lol. One year I took vitamin C supplements durning the winter and didn't get sick, that was while working in an emergency room where I used to catch all the colds and flus that were going around. It was the only year I didn't get sick. I stopped taking the supplement and since then often get cold (have one now). I don't know why I stopped and I always forget about it until after the cold season when it's too late to start taking them.
• United States
14 Jan 08
I get sick all year round, I seem to have a weak immune system and just about every other week I find myself with a cold. I take alot of vitamins and wash my hands often to prevent colds but I still get sick I think the best thing is just to keep your hands clean to protect yourself.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Jan 08
I rarely get colds. Maybe one slight one a year while others around me get severe and frequent colds. I think it,s more good luck as I don't take any vitamins, and eat regular food.
14 Jan 08
I have blocked sinuses continuously throughout the whole year. I get colds quite alot in winter, but not usually as bad or as long as most people do. I think having continuous blocked sinuses throughout the whole year makes up for bad colds in winter though. The only thing i use to stop my cold from getting worse is putting vapour rub on before i go to bed when i have a cold. ~Joeys wife