What do you do when you have a cold?

United States
February 20, 2007 11:02am CST
Aside from taking Vitamin C, what do you take for colds? Or what do you do? I know showers are still vital. I always seem to have a cold.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
Drinking so O.J helps me a little. I actually have a minor cold right now! I take advil cold and sinus. I also try to get some rest! SLEEP it off! Taking a show before I nap always make me feel better! How is the weather where you live? I live in Houston. One day it is HOT and the next day it is ice cold. This is why I get my colds....
• United States
20 Feb 07
I'm in the Philippines. During the day it's almost like summer but at night it's really cold.
@swasti (1157)
• India
20 Feb 07
well cold is a very common problem . actually we can inhale steam regualarly say 3 tiems in a week for 10 minutes or better u can do it everyday for about 2-5 minutes. then do breathing exercises. do u know about yoga? pranayama is a very good exercise for cleaning lungs. it helps not onyl in regulating breath but also keeos our respiratory system clean and healthy. it will help remove dusts ,and thus help in preventing infections. if in case u dont know to do pranayama , then u can atleast do a simple breathing exercise regularly like, breathe in and out in regualr intervals and take a deep , slow breath . it will help a lot. do this everyday for about 10 minutes and after few months i bet u can see soem change. but ofcourse u have to be careful about ur diet. incase there r foods which axctually cause cold immediately , then betetr u avoid it.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
When I have a cold I take vitamin C if it seems to help after a couple of days if not I try drinking some vitamin water along with taking cough medicine or ache and fever medicine. I also get these things called shower soothers and when you take a hot shower they melt in the tub and you get the eucalyptus and other things in it and they clear your head so you can breathe and they sooth my aches. If nothing else drink hot green tea.
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21 Feb 07
I usually take vitamin c tablets. I also do self healing Reiki on myself. I am a great believer in natural and alternative medicine. I also do crystal healing along with the Reiki. My hubby gets a lot of colds but I do not.
@pizzoli (3368)
• Italy
21 Feb 07
it happen to me frequently, i am a smoker (trying to quitting) so during the winter time i have a cold. The basic medicine i have is vitamin c and aspirine
@carol79 (201)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
I take my usual Vitamin ACE. I dont stop my routine work outs in the gym and I do 15 minutes of sauna with the menthol mixed with the water. I drink lots of water and orange juice. i dont smoke as well until my colds are gone.
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
Aside from taking vitamin c, I drink lots of water and fresh fruit juice. Cold pills help as well but its rest that you really need to have more.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I eat potato chips for the sore throat. Chicken soup with all the garlic I can take will shorten the duration. Hot peppers and onions will help too. I tend to take a cold pill just so I can breath since I can rest better if I can breath. If you always have a cold then you might have allergies. Studying for nursing I would think you might realize that. Good luck with this.