I have a terrible cold..Any remedies???

cold remedy?? - can you suggest a remedy??
@djemba (767)
India
February 15, 2009 10:52am CST
I have this terrible cold for a couple of days now and i just can't take it anymore...I've tried a lot of medicine but it doesn't seem to help because i haven't been able to get enough rest and i guess there's no sure cure but can you mylotters help and suggest me some remedies???
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@pickwick (858)
• India
15 Feb 09
Drink plenty of fluids!chicken soup for example.What works best with me is a tumbler of warm milk with pepper, turmeric powder and honey mixed properly.Inhaling water vapour helps clear nasal congestion.Also try to get enough sleep. Get well soon!
@djemba (767)
• India
15 Feb 09
Thanks for the suggestion pickwick,I appreciate it .I will certainly give it a shot..hope to get some sleep tonight.
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
17 Feb 09
Causes of Common Cold: Following are the major common cold causes: 1. Viral infection 2. Person to person through sneezing 3. Menstrual cycles 4. Allergic disorders 5. Low immunity power 6. Change in weather Natural Home Remedies for Common Cold: Following are some of the effective home remedies for common cold: 1. Tie a tablespoon of crushed carom seeds (ajwain) in a piece of cloth. Inhaling it will give relief to blocked nose. 2. Prepare tea by adding 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric and little sugar. It is very common natural remedy for cold. 3. Take 3-4 tsp onion juice with 3-4 tsp honey daily to prevent yourself from severe cold. 4. Mix ½ tsp cinnamon oil with ½ tsp honey for quick relief from common cold. 5. Prepare a tea by adding 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 shot of lemon juice, 1 shot of whiskey and little water. Sip it to relieve from cold. Common Cold Treatment and Advice: 1. Put few drops of eucalyptus oil or vicks in some water and inhale it two or three times a day. It relieves from nose blockage. 2. Drink hot liquid such as herbal teas and vegetable soups. 3. Do not smoke. Take fresh air 4. Avoid meat, fish, eggs and starchy foods 5. Sip hot chicken soup with lots of garlic 6. Take Vitamin C rich diet 7. Gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water two or three times a day. Herbal Remedies for Common Cold: 1. Take a cup of water and boil it with ginger powder till it becomes half. Add some honey to it. Drink it at night. It is an effective natural herbal cure for cold. 2. Take Goldenseal herb to fight against cold. It acts as a natural antibody and is very beneficial in the treatment of common cold. 3. Mix 1 tbsp of fresh gooseberry juice with 1/2 tsp ginger. It helps to prevent recurrence of cold.
@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
17 Feb 09
Colds only last a few days so you are probably over the worst of it. Try a drink with lemon, garlic and cayenne pepper, mix with hot water and drink it as hot as you can. You will sweat the cold out of you. Ideally, wrap yourself up warmly as well and get some sleep!! Hot chicken soup is good too.Be well my friend.
16 Feb 09
You have answered your own question. You need to rest. Tut tut. Otherwise, try echinacea, a herbal product that can kick start your immune system. Take long warm baths. Eat light meals, and drink a lot of water. Try paracetamol 4 times per day to help you with any aches, unless you can't take paracetamol for any reason (liver problems, sensitivity). If you have other health questions have a look at www.nurseadvice.webs.com
@chookie1971 (2276)
• Australia
16 Feb 09
People are saying to get some rest. I agree there but also you need to keep moving around to circulate blood in the body. I find walking is quiet good. Couple of times, I go for a walk for 3 to 4 hours may be even 5 hours. I take water as well to drink on the way. Normally if I have a cold, it only last for a day or two because of all the walking I do. Walking is also low impact but a good exercise to get blood circulating.
• United States
16 Feb 09
There really is no cure for the common cold, but I found that lots of clear liquids, like filtered/bottled water, vitamin C and zinc lozenge (like coldeeze) really helps. If you feel like your nasal passages are clogging, try boiling some hot water, close the drain in the sink and pour the boiling hot water in the sink. Cover your head with a towel and breathe the steam in through your nose.... doing this will open up your nasal passages, and help you add moisture to your sinuses (which will help prevent sinus infections) Green tea, or echinacea tea are also great to help boost your immune system (like zinc does)add honey for sore throats. Stay away from fast foods, processed sugars, get plenty of rest and you'll see your body quickly knocking the cold from your system.
@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
Adequate rest, drink water and more fruit juices, and yes medicine. I dont think medicine will be effective if you dont take a rest though. A little bit of sunshine at morning will help too.
• United States
16 Feb 09
Do you have some Oregano in your spice rack? Try making some tea out of the oregano. If you have a cough too, you can try sage or thyme. For oregano,try 1 teaspoon in a cup of hot water. For sage try 4 tablespoons in a cup of hot water. Both are for dried herbs. Make sure they steep for at a minumum of 10 minutes. Don't drink more than 3 cups of the sage tea a day. Lots and lots of vitamin C. It is easier to get rid of a cold at the very first small signs of it, but try some of the spice rack teas I mentioned to help speed them along. Rest is probaby the number one thing you need. I know easier said than done. I hope you feel better soon!
@iansheila (175)
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
get some rest and eat well. and drink lots of fluids and water. they say water therapy. and also take vitamin c, double its dose. anyway, the excess vitamin c will just be eliminated through urine so no need to worry of overdose. and also eat fruits that have rich in vitamin c like kiwi, guava, orange, etc. hope u was able to help u and get well soon.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I have found this site helpful. It is a site with remedies and they have some good remedies for a cold. I hope you find something in here that will help. I do advise you to drink plenty of liquids and rest. http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_coldsf.htm
@katsalot1 (1619)
15 Feb 09
Hot lemon and honey works well, but mainly you do need to keep warm and rest.