Any medicine for cold ever helped you?

@kritipen (4083)
United States
January 19, 2007 6:36pm CST
I have seen many advertisements and used many medicines for cold. Either traditional methods or english(allopath) or alternate medicines. None of them ever worked for me. But I found oil pulling to be very effective. Did you find any good alternatives?
8 responses
• Australia
20 Jan 07
I don't think there is anything to CURE a cold, but there are ways to relieve the symptoms and thus make you feel better. An old Chinese doctor, a couple of years ago, gave us this recipe for relieving the symptoms, and I have known it to work for many people. Add one teaspoonful of minced ginger to a mug of Coca Cola and boil it in the microwave. Drink while hot. It is a refreshing drink and relieves sore throat, chesty and nasal stuffiness and the usual symptoms of colds. Ground ginger will not work. Use fresh ginger, minced finely, or you can buy a bottle of ready-minced ginger. Continental Brand minced ginger is best.
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Never heard of ginger mixed with coca cola. I will try that.
• Australia
26 Feb 07
Hope it works for you. I haven't had a cold for more than 40 years (maybe because I eat so much ginger) but I know it works for several friends. Thanks for the best response
@jammed (154)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
If it's just common colds, there's no really cure for it. Medicine for colds preparations are for supportive care. It will just alleviate the symptoms but not really curing it. The common cold is caused by a virus and usually self-limiting. It will disappear within days (usually 2-3 days). But there are cases where there is superinfection of bacteria, that's where antibiotics can be of used. Are you having colds every exposure to an allergen, like every time you smell something, or every time you are exposed to dirt or pollen or other irritants? If so, you may be having allergic rhinitis so your colds is recurrent and seem no cure. Here's some tips: 1. Drink a lot of water or fluid. 2. If you think your recurrent colds is of allergic origin, avoid those agents that might cause it. 3. Wash your hands every time. 4. The best way is to consult your physician so he can prescribed what will work for you depending on the causative agent of your cold.
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
No i dont get cold due to exposure to allergen. I dont have an allergy towards particular substance.
• India
21 Jan 07
Some alternate medicines do work more effectively than the regular medicines. Regular raw food and yoga helps quick recovery.
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Ok. Yoga surely helps. Thank you.
@eunixia (387)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
no cure for the common colds. just drink plenty of water. try some nasal decongestant for relief. and if becomes cough, have some cough medicine. it will just come and go for a day or several days.
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Ok. Plenty f water.I will try.
@mogg20 (172)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
There's this chinese medicine (in tablet form) called "High Strength Yin Chiao Tablets" that clears up colds real quick. My colds usually gets cured after a couple of days of taking the said medicine.
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thank you for the prescription.
@Lola2006 (86)
20 Jan 07
I agree with you, I found that no cold medicine has ever worked for me, no matter what brand, how wonderful it claims to be or how expensive! Yes, I've taken these remedies for a few days, then my cold has cleared up after 3 days to a week, but really, that probably would've been the case regardless of whether or not I'd taken the medicines! The only thing that ever eases my symptoms is to put a couple of spoonfuls of vapour-rub into a bowl of boiling water and inhale the steam.
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Thank you for the advice.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I just use the basic medicines. Like Nyquil at night time, to help me sleep, and maybe a house brand allergy pill during the day for congestion. More rest and water are two of the best things you can do.
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thank you for that.
@PhMaker (250)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I usually take anti allergic in cold, they help in sneezing and make u sleep a bit more
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@kritipen (4083)
• United States
20 Jan 07
O.k. Got you.