Do You Still Treat A Cold The Same as you did 40 years ago?

@NailTech (6890)
United States
January 15, 2013 8:23pm CST
When you get a cold or the flu do you always do the same thing when you were a kid when you have it now. For example my brother (age 45) has done this his whole life the way my mom taught him years ago when he has a cold. He stays on the couch here, (where he stays alot anyhow). Then he puts a wash cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol on his forehead, and sometimes uses Vicks kind of products as he did when a child. He was requesting a bucket at the side of the couch as well. It is kind of funny but not funny, as he does all of these things as if he were still that 7 year old. What do you do differently now that you did do as a child when you have a cold? I don't put the cloth on my forehead or use a bucket normally.
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4 responses
• Philippines
16 Jan 13
Hello Nailtech, I don't think it's the same, but the one your brother does is also good. because when we get olds that means our immune system becomes weak that what our body needs more is rest and not being active that much. as for colds i think it's best to drink juice as a source of vitamin c, I also drink calamansi to sort out my throat problems and get rid of the green slimy flem inside, softening them uphave a nice day
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
16 Jan 13
jUICE IS A VERYGOOD SOURCE OF vitamin c, and may I ask what is calamansi? I have never heard of that before.
@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
23 Dec 15
I treat colds a lot better than I used to. More garlic, targeted decongestents, occasional expectorants, lots of tea and chicken soup and vitamin C. I get over them faster now, too, especially with the judicious use of nasal spray to prevent congestion.
@vivek19 (219)
• India
16 Jan 13
I generally do nothing when I catch a cold. But my mom makes "HALWA" for me to eat before I go to sleep. It's a "tasty" way to get rid of cold. ;-)
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
16 Jan 13
i do... chicken noodle soup and rest for me. Im glad I dont get sick much.