I am having a very bad cold.....

@subha12 (18462)
India
April 16, 2008 1:09am CST
I have got a very bad cold from yesterday night. now its giving me too much trouble. i am at office. i have no medicine with me. i also generally do not like to take medicines for something trivial as cold. i had two glasses of hot water to soothe my throats. but now i am sneezing.... what can i do?
2 people like this
11 responses
• India
16 Apr 08
y dont you take medication? it does effect the state of body. Did you try taking in lots of fluids? Did you try drinking a glass of luke warm lemon juice? do it in the morning hrs. And yeah medications always r there 2 help....
2 people like this
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
18 Apr 08
do you have vicks vaporub? put it on your feet at nigh and put socks on. When you wake up your cold will be better. This is an old wives remedy.
1 person likes this
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I'm sorry to hear that. I hate to take any kind of medication also. I will avoid it at all costs if I can. I'm not sure what you could do to help yourself other than to take medication in this situation. Have you tried drinking an alkaseltzer for cold and flu. It would help your runny nose and sneezing and also help your throat.
1 person likes this
• India
16 Apr 08
well i would suggest not to stop your sneezing because it isn't a useless quirk that your body takes part in.the typical sneeze removes air from your body at speeds upto 100mph,tremendous velocities which can cause serious injuries if stifled incorrectly.the force and velocity of the average sneeze if prevented from ejection from the body,can eventually cause hearing loss and damage the blood vessels in your head.
1 person likes this
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
16 Apr 08
Hello dear subha. I am sorry that you are having a cold today. I hope that you will soon get rid of the cold and get well soon with some glasses of hot water. If I get a cold, I will have to take some capsules, otherwise it will make me feel worse with a severe headache. Take care and get well soon, subha.
1 person likes this
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
16 Apr 08
first of all, i really getting confused. i just hit the post response button in your discussion and voala, my response is diappeared ah, just leave it then. the better thing that you should do is taking rest enough than before. drink some medicine if necessary. or perhaps you can try drink warm water with honey and slices of ginger. red ginger will be better if possible. beside that, just consume lots of fruits which contains more vitamin C, it helps your immune system so that you can get well soon as possible
1 person likes this
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 08
The best you should do is to take some days off from the office. Drink plenty of warm water and take a good rest.
1 person likes this
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 08
oh dear... try keep yourself warm... drink as much liquid as possible... .. a japanese friend advised to gargle with 'salt-water'.. it helps... take care..
1 person likes this
@hey_baby (426)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
just drink lots of water for now. take your medicine and have a good rest when you get home later. get well soon.
1 person likes this
@youless (87167)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Apr 08
I am so sorry to hear that. I had a bad cold a few weeks ago and that was so terrible and I felt so bad. It's better to have a good sleep and take the cold medicine. Then you will recover soon. Try to drink more water is helpful.
1 person likes this
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
hi subha! i hope you are doing fine now. its really inconvenient to have colds when you're working in an office. i have experienced the same thing. what i normally do is drink lots of water, fruit juices, and then have a lot of sleep at night if i can't take off from work.