Do you have any rituals when you have a cold?

@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
March 24, 2008 10:44am CST
I'm home with a cold, and I'm cuddled up on the couch with some flat ginger ale, and the TV remote. The ginger ale always makes me feel better. Is there anything you do when you have a cold that makes you feel better?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Im sorry to hear your sick. When Im sick I like to drink ginger ale too. I also like to drink hot soups. And stay nice and warm in my comfy bed. Feel better real soon.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
Thanks hon...although I'm trying to get better, but, I still have to get things done around the house.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
13 Jun 08
thankyou for the BR.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I am in my bed when I have cold. I drink a lot of tea with lemon and honey. Other than this, I don't eat much and I read a lot. Are you sick? Hope you get better soon. HUGS
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
Yes, I'm sick. I'm all stuffy, and feeling generally miserable. So, I'm trying to get tips from people.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
25 Mar 08
stay in your bed, the best medicine is to take a rest....
• United States
24 Mar 08
I'm never sick bonbon, but when I feel like I might be getting something like a cold I have strict rituals. I lather my chest with Vicks and wear an old T-shirt. I make a big pot of Chicken Soup and garble a lot with warm salt water. The chicken soup is the key......it knocks out most any sickness.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
Yeah, I'm on the soup too. I didn't feel like making it, so, I'm just eating store bought.
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• United States
24 Mar 08
Store bought is good, as long as you pushing liquids. If you get a chance - make it from scratch. It's so much better for you.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 08
I like a nice hot toddy, which is basically coffee with a hint of whisky or rum in it depending on what I have in the house, it helps to burn out the germs. Sometimes I will have a nice hot bath to sweat the germs out and to relax me, the steam from the hot bath helps the nasal passages and there is special bubble bath you can get with emits a powerful scent to clear the nose and the sinuses. Keeping warm naturally and keep drinking plenty to warn off the sore throat!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
Trashy daytime TV is helping too! I had a nice hot shower, helped with the congestion for a while, but, sniff, sniff, was temporary.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
4 May 09
i've always relied on neozep and i've always had the original formula so the sleep that follows after each tablet is very much welcome and appreciated. the staying away from cold water is just about it .
@dadafra (14)
• Nigeria
16 Apr 09
When I have a cold, I always feel like taking sleeping pills, then taking tea. After this, I curl up on my sofa and catch a lovely nap. When I wake up I feel much better and my cold is practically gone.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
I usually request to have soup during dinner so I can slowly sip it and enjoy the warmth it brings to my body. I also apply mentol ointment on my chest, back and neck before I sleep. The mentol helps me breathe more easily so I can fall asleep faster. I still go to work as usual but when I get home, I seldom do anything because I am too sleepy.
• Hong Kong
14 Jun 08
When I get a cold, I would jump into a really hot shower or a hot bath, then I would go to bed and cover myself with blankets, after some sweat, usually I feel a lot better. Of course, drink a lot of water too.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Mar 08
aww---sorry to hear you're under the weather bonbon...With me, when I get a cold it's the chicken soup thing...now I make good homemade soups, but for some reason I prefer good ole Campbell's Chicken Noodle---also I drink a lot of hot teas, and especially before going to bed have my mint tea with lemon, and if I have it a shot of brandy in it..hehee..that was my great-grandmother's favorite cure
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
Ohh, was that colds? Well, I just have to take a lot of hot or warm water. Lemon juice once in a while. The feeling will really make you seemingly uncomfortable and weak but water is still the best remedy for it. Try to visit the doctor too for some medical advice about the right medicine to take. Feel warm. Get well soon!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
24 Mar 08
You seem to be doing the right thing, bonbon, because liquids are very good for a cold. I prefer hot liquids such as coffee and tea. I also like plenty of chicken noodle soup. It is nice to cuddle up in warm jammies or night gown with the TV or a good book.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 08
I normally have hot Blackcurrant and Lemon and like you curl up on the Settee with either TV remote or a good Book lol
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
24 Mar 08
I dont have much rituals if i have colds. I just drink lots of water with it and or drink orange juice. :)
@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
24 Mar 08
When I have a cold I usually wrap up in a warm blanket, take a cold tablet then drink a hot tea with a shot of rye in it and curl up on the couch. I always feel much better after I wake up.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Oh I have what I and my children all refer to as 'my sick blanket' - it's actually the second afghan I ever made 30+ years ago (pinks and white). I curl up with that, orange juice and chicken noodle soup. I also like having the remote close at hand :)
24 Mar 08
My partner always makes a big pot of chicken "stewp" (a mixture between stew and soup) with lots of garlic to make me feel better. It's nice being taken care of when you're sick. Other than that I sit and amass great piles of used tissues.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I don't have any rituals for when I have a cold. I usually end up doing the same things I always do, but with a lot less energy and enthusiasm.