I have terrible colds.....

Philippines
July 30, 2008 12:10am CST
I really dont like this feeling... I have terrible colds.. tears even come out of my eyes.. I'm not crying.. But I dont want to drink medicine (I dont really like taking medicines for simple illnesses). How can I get rid of this without drinking medicine? Do you have any suggestion? Is it true that you should not drink cold water when you have cough and colds? It's too hot, I cant help drinking cold water..
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7 responses
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
30 Jul 08
its always wise to take medicines so i will suggest that u should take medice, if u dont want to drink medicine, just have tablets its true that flu and cold have time frame to recover but medicines can make u feel theese crying feeling better So take medicine Byee
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
thanks for your response.. I appreciate it.. but i really dont want medicine... :(
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
30 Jul 08
u r welcome but taking mediciner is good for u are u in India?? or u can have black tea, with lot of team bit sugar and no milk it might help
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
No, Im from Philippines? Why do you ask?
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
30 Jul 08
When I have a cold I drink a tea made from the herb horehound. It is good for clearing the lungs of congestion. I make it with some raw honey and lemon juice. I also make a chicken soup because there is something healing about chicken soup.
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
really? chicken soup? thanks for responding..
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Chicken soup, a popular home remedy for the common cold since at least the 12th century, may really help. The steam from chicken soup may open up congested noses and throats. Soup also provides fluid, which is important for fighting infection. Some researchers suggest that substances in chicken soup reduce the inflammation associated with the common cold, thus providing some relief of symptoms. Although researchers have not been able to prove that chicken soup helps cure the common cold or other illnesses, you may want to take advantage of these apparent healing properties. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002067.htm
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
30 Jul 08
http://www.eatingwell.com/health/nutrition_watch/feed_cold.html
@zhpshql (695)
• China
31 Jul 08
Hi, acctually I don't get colds very often, but once I get a cold, it will be very serious, continous tears, sneeze,stranded,all the thing will coming. Every time I get cold, I take good care of myself on fearing it will become more serious, but the result is that the more care, the long time lasts, so I may take a cold water bath, a long distance running, and the most interesing thing is that everytime after I do this, the gone will gone away,~~ You may have a try~~
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
hi... thanks for responding..
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Oh you poor dear. I don't think drinking cold water will hurt you. That's probably some silly wives tale. It's too hot to drink hot liquids. It's summer! That's the problem, summer colds are harder to deal with and harder to get rid of. Germs thrive in hot weather. There really isn't anything you can take for a cold. No medications unless you have a fever of cough and even then it's limited. All you can do is drink lots of liquids and get plenty of rest. As far as I know that is about all there is to do. You just have to wait it out. I'm sorry that there isn't much comfort in that but I do hope you feel better soon.
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
thanks.. I actually did some of their suggestions.. I had tea with honey, and then soup, and lots of water.. I also had headache yesterday.. now it's gone but I still have colds, somehow I feel better than yesterday..
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
well i take two tablets when i have colds & it worked lol i hate having colds coz its really annoying, its just like you have a falls on your nose hahahaha.. i rather have a fever than to have colds lol try to eat pineapple or drink calamansi, im sure it'll help too
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
hi.. thanks for responding.. I used to drink calamansi before whenever I had colds.. But I didnt think it was effective or maybe because I want something that works really fast..
• United States
30 Jul 08
All the fluids you can get will help. Your body will dehydrate easy when you're sick and that will make you feel worse. And make sure to rest. I have always found that warm (not hot) herbal teas help sooth and relax me. Especially green tea with a little honey or some chamomile tea. And chicken soup really does help. I mean I don't eat that when I'm sick because I'm a vegetarian but it is the oldest cold remedy out there. Anyway, I hope I helped. Sorry you're not feeling well.
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
thanks.. I have tea here and honey, not green tea though.. I will try that..
@karagala (447)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
Drink lots of water and get some rest. Get a massage to make yourself feel better. I get a massage once in a while and a massage on the nape of the neck can really make me relax and sleep well.
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
thanks for responding.. I've been drinking cold water.. I dont know if I should drink warm..