I caught a cold

@savypat (20246)
United States
February 5, 2009 1:44pm CST
What do you do when you feel a cold coming on? Do you drink more, take herbs, vit. C Mother's cure chicken noodle soup? If you live in a different countrythen USA do you have special things to do?
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Do you know "Airborne"? I take that when I feel a cold coming... and I load up on the Cs.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I've heard about Airborne but I heard it didn't really help so I've never tried it. When do you have to take it?
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I don't have any proof that it works, but I feel like it does... I usually take it when I feel the slightest sore throat or sniffles.. but you can take it on a regular daily basis... since it's not any kind of medication. Get well soon!
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@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Hi, when I feel a cold coming on I take two extra strenth tylenol and get plenty of sleep.At night I take nyquil and it lets me sleep for hours.I will also drink hot liquids to help a sore throat. I just got over a cold that hung on for over a week and I am still sleeping a little extra. I took a nap this morning about an hour and a half after I woke for the day but I am feeling much better.I live in the Northwest in the USA
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I live here to did you give me your cold? Ha
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
6 Feb 09
lol...
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• United States
5 Feb 09
I take zinc, vitamin c , and chicken noodle soup and take some nyquil or thera flu and go to bed.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Thanks I forgot the zinc, I'll go right now and take it.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Keep your feet warm. Drink lots of vitamin C, but also get some calcium. For some reason, you don't absorb the C unless it comes with calcium. I like wrapping a blanket around me and keeping really warm. It's comfort and a sweating the cold out.
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@jakill (835)
6 Feb 09
I swear by Night Nurse. It always gets me a good night's sleep and I feel better in the morning. The downside is the yucky taste, and I'm scared to take it more than about three nights running in case I get addicted.
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• India
6 Feb 09
I start feeling really desperate when I feel a cold coming on. A cold can be the most miserable experience a human being can ever have. So, I keep myself as warm as possible, drink hot water, reach out for the Vit C tablets and also for the Vit B Plex Forte tablets, and if it still doesn't go, I get a concoction or take a mixture of pepper and butter, which always works to drive a cold away. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
6 Feb 09
In India, during cold seasons, I use to take some herbal coffee or tea, mixed with Ginger and spices. Usually, I apply some ointment for cold when I go to sleep.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Hi savypat! I double up on the vitamin C and do the chicken noodle soup. I also try to get some extra rest when I can.Sometimes a cold just has to run it's course.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Hey pat! I hate having a cold and being sick! I just drink alot of orange juice and green tea! I have tried taking echenacha which one of my doctor's told me about many years ago. It didn't help me, but others swear by it! I just kind of stay in and rest until I feel better. I find that drinking alot of hot tea and juices helps alot! Staying warm and resting does wonders! Take care and get better soon~!
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I always drink a glass of orange juice every day. If I feel a cold coming on I'll drink about 2-3 glasses a day. I also Lysol the house like crazy.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I usually veg out and lay low for a few days. I usually take sinus pills as this is generally where my cold seems to settle. I can't live without nasal spray! I hate to be clogged and having to breathe through my mouth, especially at night.
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@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
5 Feb 09
what I usually do when I feel that the colds is coming is that, I will drink lemon juice with honey. First is I will squeeze the lemon in hot water, put honey in it and drink it. Drinking a lot of fruit juices would help block the cold germs. That is what we usually do in the Philippines. Just drink a lot of fruit juices and fresh water too. It will wash out the germs and virus that brings the colds.
@Zezloler (497)
• United Arab Emirates
5 Feb 09
I usually get plenty of rest at home, drink tea (usually herbal), and try not to strain myself too much. My mum encourages me to drink a lot of liquids as well, so I do that too. =P I usually don't take pills like Panadol or Aspirin because I don't really believe in them, but I do take stronger ones for fever if necessary. For me though, the main cure is just to get a lot of rest and relax for a bit to let your immune system combat the disease and do its job.
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