hey!! I'm coughing now!! can you hear me? any home remedies for cough and colds?

@Bebs08 (10689)
United States
May 26, 2008 4:15pm CST
I don't really want to get sick like cough and colds, runny nose and bad head ache which I feel now. Am sure nobody wants to get sick like this. I hate to take medicines because sometimes it makes me worst. I want to know from you here is there is better home remedy for cough and colds? Well, even if I am sneezing now, I'm still on mylot. I don't want to miss the topics that interests me. If you can give me some tips now on how to cure cough and colds using home treatments that would be very much appreciated. I am here waiting for your ideas and suggestions. Thanks....
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
26 May 08
Hot brandy with a twist of lemon! I'm not into acohol but this works? I don't know why but it works for me. although I don't get sick much! tdemex
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 May 08
REally? unfortunatley we don't have brandy too because no one is drinking brandy in our house but I have lemon maybe I can use that with hot water you mean? thanks for sharing this,. I appreciate it a lot.
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@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
27 May 08
Getting sick nowadays is a big no-no for me. I don't want to get sick really to be at work and support my family. It's so hard to be absent even a day from work since money is really what keeps us going these days given the rising prices of all commodities. Anyway, with your colds and cough, try water therapy. Drink more water and more preferably, hot water.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
28 May 08
Oh yes, I am doing that and as of today, I feel a lot better than yesterday. Thanks for all your suggestions.
• United States
26 May 08
a good strong cup of hot tea with lemon and honey is a good cough suppressant. ALso, I will cut up 3 lemons into small pieces, put them in a glass jar, pour enough honey on the lemon to cover completely. Refrigerate for a few hours to a few days. Take two tablespoons of the lemon and honey and put into a cup, pour boiling water over the mixture, and drink. The mixture will last for at least two months in the refrigerator. This a great one, and also works very well for a sore throat. Also, lemon rinds lose their bitterness in the honey, so you can actually eat the rind after it has soaked in the honey for a day.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 May 08
Oh!1 thank you very much that's a good one. Very detailed instruction. I will make this right away. thanks...
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• United States
26 May 08
Oh dear! ^_^; I'm just getting over the flu and I can understand your pain. My coughs hurt so much I tried to hold my breath, which really wasn't the best solution. I liked putting a cold, damp cloth on my forehead to help with the headache. I also drank two gallons of water a day (I used a pitcher to measure this, hehe). Honestly, I hope you ride it out okay. If you have a heating pad, perhaps use it to warm your feet. Best of luck to you!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 May 08
oh thanks!! but actually I have just a slight headache. My main problem now is colds an coughing. It disturbs me at night. And a runny nose too with sneezing. Oh!! thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate it.
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• United States
27 May 08
I must say that I agree with the tea with lots of honey and lemon school of thinking. :) The other thing that works very, very well is boiling ginger root (slice it into thin slices and put it into the water). Just make it into ginger tea. It will be kind of spicy, a little tart (just not sweet). If your cold is really bad you won't taste a thing. This works like a charm everytime I have a cold. Feel better! Oh -- vitamin C too! :)
@edx111 (21)
• Jamaica
27 May 08
There's something else that works very well for my family, but I dont know if you can get the ingredients everywhere. Get some frankinsense and myrhh, put a dozen pieces into a sauce pan with a pint of water, grater half a nutmeg into the water, add three leaves of leaf of life and bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes or so, strain into a mug, sweeten to tatse and drink, the hotter the better. I must admit the first time I tried this I didnt like it at all, but it kinda grew on me and it definitely works. It dries up the mucus and kills the cold, too. As to the medicinal value, you would have to ask a homeopathist for details, but it works
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Oh!! thanks but I can not find the ingredients now. thanks for sharing
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 May 08
I am sure people have said hot tea and lemon. Best cure for the icks, IMO sleep. The more sleep you get, the better you tend to feel later. Also a trip into a steamy shower can relieve many symptoms, in the short term.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
28 May 08
Oh!! thank you very much!! yes hot tea with lemon worked best. thank you very much to all of you. It's really nice to have friends whom we can asked for help.
@jhaniz56 (41)
• Philippines
27 May 08
Hi Bebs, try hot tea with lemon.Most effective according to my friend, drink plenty of water everyday... thanx! Get well soon...
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Oh~!! thank you
@edx111 (21)
• Jamaica
27 May 08
squeeze a couple of limes/lemons into a glass jar, add three cloves of garlic, and top up with honey; pour the lot into a blender and thoroughly blend on high, pour it back into the jar and refridgerate. Take 1 teaspoon every 4 hours. Yeah, yeah, you dont like the garlic but, what do you want, the cold? its your choice, but this works for me and my family
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Well, I didn't say that I don't like garlic? thanks for the idea.
@shmeedia (1045)
• Canada
27 May 08
raw ginger works quite well, and you can add it to the honey lemon tea combo that other mylotters have suggested. some people feel that raw ginger is too strong, but it really does work. if you're able to stand it, you can even eat a small piece of it by itself.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Really? oH thanks for sharing.. I have lots of ideas now.. thanks to all of you...
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
27 May 08
Before you go to bed at night, rub Vicks salve on the bottoms of your feet and put on a pair of white socks. This was guaranteed to be effective from my source mainly for children but I don't know why it wouldn't work for adults too.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Oh really? so, you mean this thing is only good for children and not effective for adults? Well, thanks anyway.
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
27 May 08
Hi, you can try boiled the coke and mixed some ginger in it. It's quite good and fast to heal coughing especially. Hope you get better soon.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Oh!! really? that id another idea. Coke? aw, unfortunately, I have nothing like that available in my house now. Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it.
@zz1111 (215)
• China
26 May 08
so so sorry to hear that ,Bebs08! i hope you are going better now. though i couldn`t give you some effective advice,i am eager to comment so that you could be well sooner!
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Oh!! thanks for your concern!! I have a lots of advice now and I am applying those things available right now. I have a cup of tea and lemon and it works good. thanks for replying.
• Canada
26 May 08
The last time I had a cough my husband made me a hot drink of burbon and honey, that fixed my cold right up. I had no problems with a cough after that. The remedy worked, and it tasted absolutely delicious.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 08
Oh!! really? what is that burbon made? I have no idea what is it? thanks for this info.