What is the best way to get rid of or prevent a cold?

United States
March 28, 2007 1:26pm CST
I am coming down with something. I am sniffling and my throat hurts so bad:( My hubby just found out he has a bad resp. infection a few days ago and I have a feeling I got whatever he has. So anyway, does anyone here have any good remedies that really work? I have been taking elderberry extract and drinking ALOT of teas and vitamin water. Is there anything else?
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
28 Mar 07
One way to prevent a cold is by washing your hands frequently. This works very well. Also eat healthy food and exercise to have a good immune system. Drink a lot of orange juice. Now when you already cought the cold, at the first signs you can take some medidcation like Echinacea and Goldenseal. I hope you will both feel better soon.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Oh yes, I am an avid hand washer!LOL! We are both in the full blown illness phase, Erik was given Penicillin, and I am taking the elderberry/echinacea juice concentrate that I get at the health food store. I HATE being sick, I have a quiz tonight...I think I am going to cry! Thank you for your suggestions, I'll have to look into Goldenseal. I don't think I have seen that before.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 07
Vitamin C is good. Then Echinacea.. they even have echinacea lozenges to relieve the sore throat while increase your immune system at the same time. Drinks lots of water.
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thank you:)
@hcromer (2711)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Whenever I get a cold I always take a Vitamin C every 12 hours and it usually kills it off pretty quickly. I also try to drink a lot of water and hot green tea and maybe even a little bit of soup.
• Singapore
10 Jun 07
I think it would be to keep yourself fit. Exercise regularly and eat right. Sounds easy? Well, not really. :P