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  1. ocnbrze

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    hey guys,

    so it would seem that i came down with a cold last night. i could not sleep and everything was plugged up. Not much coughing yet. it got so bad that i had to find a late night pharmacy and i ended up buying me some Thera flu........man that thing just knocked me right out.

    so my friend also mentions of trying a hot toddy next time around. it is basically a hot lemonade or lemon ice tea(heated) with a shot of whiskey. For my friend he says that this knocks him right out. i do not see it fixing my nasal passages so i doubt that it would work.

    as of right now my suggestion would be thera flu.....what is yours?
     

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    If i use anything its usually alka seltzer cold (the effervescent tabs).
     
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    If I could afford it, it's what I'd do for a few days. I'm just coming off a full dose of antibiotics (minor bronchitis) and still not kicking it. May be back at the doctors soon. :(

    Failing rest, tons of liquids. If you're stuffy at night, those Breathe Right strips (and they now have store brand) work miracles. :)
     
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    I just get on with it, whiskey definitely helps... get a good sleep off it. Some vicks sinex would help unblock your nose but the last time I used it I ended up losing my sense of smell and taste for a few days which is really weird
     
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    All I ever need is rest, some tv and my dad's hot orange and lemon drink.
     
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    When we were kids, mom used to fix it like so, squeeze a whole lemon, a teaspoon or maybe it was a tablespoon of honey, and I guess a shot of whiskey, she always used Grand Dad, 100 proof. Boil it and we had to drink it while it was hot and goto bed for the night. When we woke up, the cold was gone! I can't remember if it helped when stuffed up but wasn't feeling bad anymore. I haven't tried it since then but next time I will.
     
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    Chicken Noodle Soup
     
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    yeah it is either chicken noodle or miso soup for me along with 7-up to drink as well. been using those combo's since i was a kid.
     
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    I drink lots of water/gatorade and megadose on vitamin C (like 3000-3500 mg). Cold is usually gone in 2-3 days.
     
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    Well this thread is convenient, a cold ruined my long weekend :( I take plenty of Vitamin C and zinc while drinking lots of water.

    A friend of mine swears by DayQuil/NyQuil.
     
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    its supposed to be the worst flu season in a long while so when somebody gets sick i'm not surprised.

    nyquil never really did anything for me. but i swear Thera flu just knocked me out. it also cleared my sinuses. it did make my nose a little too dry to the point where breathing thru it hurt a little.
     
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    Chinese Medicine for Cold, Cold, Flu, Remedies for colds, Natural Treatment for Colds, alternative remedies for cold, complementary remedies for cold, integrative medicine approaches to treating cold

    Chinese Patent Formulas for Cold

    Sang Ju Yin Pian
    Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian (Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien)

    Sang Ju Yin Pian (Mulberry Leaf Chrysanthemum Drink Tablets)

    This Chinese herbal remedy is prescribed for colds for the following symptoms:

    .Cough
    .Dry mouth
    .Headache
    .Sinus congestion
    .Slight thirst
    .Sneezing
    .Some fever (but not high)
    .Sore throat
    .Watery eyes

    Ingredients:

    Morus Leaf (Herba Mori)
    Chrysanthemum Flower (Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii)
    Forsythia Fruit (Fructus Forsythiae)
    Apricot Seed (Semen Armeniacae Amarae)
    Platycodon Root (Radix Platycodi)
    Phragmites Rhizome (Rhizoma Phragmites)
    Licorice Root (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Mentha Herb (Herba Menthae)

    Recommended Dosage

    Take four pills three times a day.

    Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian (Lonicera Forsythia Detoxification Tablets)

    This Chinese Herbal remedy is useful for combating the following symptoms of cold:

    .Aversion to wind
    .Body aches
    .Cough
    .Fever
    .Headache
    .Sore throat
    .Stiff neck
    .Thirst

    Ingredients

    Lonicera Flower (Flos Lonicerae)
    Forsythia Fruit (Fructus Forsythiae)
    Arctium Fruit (Fructus Arctii)
    Platycodon Root (Radix Platycodi)
    Mentha Herb (Herba Menthae)
    Phragmites Rhizome (Rhizoma Phragmites)
    Licorice Root (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Lophatherum Leaf (Herba Lophatheri)
    Schizonepeta Herb (Herba Schizonepetae)

    Recommended Dosage

    Four pills two to three times a day. Discontinue use after three days.

    Acupuncture and Moxibustion

    Acupuncture and moxibustion can provide some immediate relief from cold symptoms and help the body expel the pathogen much faster. Acupuncture points along the lung and large intestine meridians are often used as they activate the immune function in the body.

    The most important acupuncture point in treating the common cold is Large Intestine 4. This point is located in the web between the thumb and index finger. This point is very effective for this condition, since it suppresses pain and relieves exterior conditions. Patients frequently experience quick relief when the point is needled or massaged.


    HTH.
     
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    Plenty of rest, but still get up and move around to keep things moving (blood, lymph, bowels), lots of fluids, as much quality food as I can stand (feed that cold!), vitamin C, and a hot toddy before bed.
     
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    Zicam and Mucinex. I love this combo. It kept me from having a full blown out crappy cold/ fever/ sweats etc. for a week to a mild bout in 1 day.
     
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    Call a girl to come over.. :sly:
     
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    When I'm sick I stock up on pseudoephedrine, tylonol, and dayquil just keep it in my system and my cold goes away :)
     
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    well that only helps the aches and pains:D it does not help me with my stuffed nose, nor my sore throat:(
     
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    mind over matter......works every time:)
     
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    No I think I'm ok. The sudifed is for the congestion and the Tylenol is for the body aches and pains and the dayquil is for the deconjestion (or is it the other way around)
     
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    I know..silly

    .Im just goofing with you :)
     
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    Chicken soup.
     
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    I've taken the Chinese pills that I got from the local pharmacy when I've had cold symtoms, which is not too often, and I've drunk hot chrysanthemum tea as well. I'm sure the hot flower tea provide the most relief. That's what I've found.

    One thing I've certainly found though. I get far less colds in China than when I was living in the UK. Even though I'm living in a very cold climate in winter, but it's always very dry where I am now.
     
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    It's the steam in the hot drinks or soup that helps a bit with stuffiness. The old remedy was to boil a kettle of water and inhale the steam. Menthol fumes can also do some of this.

    We used to get hot orange juice and honey.
     
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    Swallow a glob of Vicks Vapor Rub
    Cod Liver Oil
    Castor Oil
    Father John
    and Chicken Noodle Soup

    You should be good to go the next day...
     

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