advise for a bad cold?

@raxxie (128)
Mexico
January 21, 2009 2:02pm CST
I've been coughing and sneezing for two days. Any advise not involving pills?
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Well what I am about to suggest is pills, but vitamins. First of all, I am not a health freak, so you can take my advice as genuine. I hate going to the doctor, and I hate taking prescriptions, so this past year I decided to try something new. Anytime I felt like I was getting a cold I would take a Vitamin C. If I was already sick, I would take two Vitamin C's in the morning and one at night until I felt better. Truth be told, I did not go to the doctor once last year for cold medicine. Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, therefore helps your body heal itself.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
21 Jan 09
*also, if you dont want to swallow vitamins then you should invest in lost of oranges, OJ, etc. the link below has a wonderful chart of many foods that contain vitamin C. the chart is at the bottom of the link, please check it out! http://www.naturalhub.com/natural_food_guide_fruit_vitamin_c.htm
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Hiya, Jess, thanks a lot. I love OJ! (I started drinking it already)
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@jess368 (3368)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Did your cold pass? I hope that extra bit of vitamin c helped you out. Thank you for the BR, its been a long time since someone valued my opinion. I truley hope your feeling better, and happy Mylotting!
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
just take a lot of rest and avoid watching moving images because you're just going to give yourself a bad headache. lye down and try to sleep as much as you can. if you sneeze, use handkerchiefs and change them regularly because the virus is still there and you don't want them for a long time.
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Hey, Soundfreak! Thanks a lot for the advise. :) Now I understand why the day before yesterday I had, in addition to the sneezes, such a terrible headache!
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
you're welcome. and just to add a little. drink or eat more blackcurrants. it'll ease the cold too.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
21 Jan 09
A bottle of whiskey and some lemon will help the coughing :) Get plenty of rest and drink your juices and fluids. Hope you feel better soon :)
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Hiya, Kareng :) I started with the rest and the drinking, but I had to skip the whiskey part. We had only bailey's and rum at home :( Funny thing, in Mexico is advised to drink tequila with lemon. :)
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Sounds good to me...LOL! Hope you are feeling better!
@Patzi_md (129)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
The first thing to do is drink a lot fluids and vitamins. you don't need to drink any antibiotics yet, because 90% of the time its only secondary to viral infection, which is self-limiting. Meaning you could only get away with it without medications.
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Hiya Patzi :) I'm already drinking a lot of water and I feel much better. Thank a lot!
@chris20 (109)
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
Better drink lots of water (not cold) and more fruit intake. That's a great help for me when i had colds after Christmas season. In addition to that, avoid eating sweets and have time to gargle frequently using mouthwash (for example listerine). Gargle helps in avoiding accumulation of bacteria in your throat that will worsen your condition. I hope my tips will help you!
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Hello, Chris, and thanks for your tips. I think the listerine gargle is a good idea. Thanks again!
• United States
21 Jan 09
Lots of fluids of course and if congested then steam. A vaporizor or hot shower and steam up the room. I just got over that myself... it's miserable but will pass
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Hiya, Katie. Hope you're better now. I feel better as well, at least I can spend some time at the PC :)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Orange juice, and anything containing a lot of Vitamin C. Also, there are a lot of juices now that are full of vitamins. Lots of sleep, stay hydrated, and bundle up if you are going out. Look for some of those shower dissolve medicines, or something you can soak in. If you cannot find that, vapor rub in a hot tub works well. I hope you feel better soon!
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
22 Jan 09
Yesterday I tried the vapor rub and had a great night :) Thanks!