How about fighting cold with cold? Have you done it?

@sivanj (1263)
India
October 21, 2008 7:55am CST
There are lots of proverb to say this type of things. I have been wondering if you would take "ice creams" during "cold" to fight "cold". Have you ever tried this? How about a try?
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
21 Oct 08
We have such a proverb too but I've never tried it. Maybe when I catch a cold I'll try to eat ice cream. What about you? Have you try it?
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Oh yeah, I have tried taking cold drinks or eat ice cream when I have a cold and feverish as long as my throat is okay and not sore LOl. But most of the time I eat ice candy when I have a cold.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
22 Oct 08
I have personally never tried it before. I have noticed though that sometimes when I eat ice cream, it makes me cough more, so that would probably backfire for me! I wouldn't mind trying it though, as it would give me an excuse to eat ice cream, which I love! hehe
• Malaysia
22 Oct 08
Yes, I agree with you that to fight cold is to drink something cold and the best remedy is to take ice-cream. I was hospitalized a few years ago and the doctor told me that if we had a cold we should eat an orange or take ice-cream. However, ice-cream is more effective is used to fight soar throat compared to fighting a cold. I have tried this before when I had a soar throat. It seems working for me because when the throat is soaring it feels like burning. When we eat ice-cream it will cool down the burning of the throat and therefore it will reduce the after effects such as cold and cough. I am not sure, but maybe we could all try it and see how is the result.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Oct 08
I will never do that.. lol =D Because my taste bud will be affected, and so no matter what i eat, it won't make much difference to me, even if it's something cold, it won't make me any colder as the cold comes from within my body.. hehe ANd whenever i have a cold, i will fight it with a run instead.. lol =D Bringing my body to its limits, and with my lung bursting runs, i will fight the cold.. hehe
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
21 Oct 08
my husband has flu now. he ate ice cream though. i dunno if it helped him or made him feel better but he stopped sneezing a lot.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
well oddly enough, i have heard that if you drink hot tea on a hot day you will be much cooler, so maybe it works in reverse? i dont like eating ice cream during the winter and dont eat a whole lot of it during the summer either because it affects my asthma.