Jalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 15 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
It's a Tuesday night, dead in the middle of crew warm-up season, and I can feel that sore throat coming on for tomorrow morning. You know, the one where you wake up and can barely swallow, then the day after that begins a marathon of tissues and headaches that can't be stopped. Does anyone have any tricks or remedies to help calm a cold? I'll take any advice I can get!
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3059 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
Zicam. While uncomfortable to use in my opinion, it really does shorten things up. While taking this, I usually use Day/Night Quill. Usually takes care of things in 2-3 days for me. Also, listen to others when they say lots of water and in my case, orange juice.
Whenever I get that feeling of a cold coming on, I do three things:
1. Immediately pop a couple of Airborne.
2. Get some Robinson's Orange Squash from Cost Plus World Market and make a large mug of it with HOT water. Then to that I add some brandy and drink it while it's hot (it aides the 'sweating it out' part that comes next).
3. Go to bed with a hot water bottle under a thick blanket and sleep. I make sure I'm hot enough to be sweating, and have plenty of fluids on hand to stop myself from dehydrating (I find a bottle of water and some lucozade or gatorade tend to be enough).
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
A Hot Toddy always works for me, followed by plenty of sleep in a warm but well-ventilated room, drinking plenty of fluids (particularly those rich in Vitamin C).
Just in case you do not know what a Hot Toddy is
Quote: Hot Toddies
A toddy is a hot drink, traditionally made with whisky, honey and spices (usually cloves). Traditionally a mug is warmed with boiling water before the warming alcoholic drink is poured into it. Less traditional hot toddies use rum or brandy with an orange slice or a slug of reposado tequila and a slice of lime.
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ORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
I just had a terrible cold for the past two days. I feel better today because yesterday I went to the gym in a desperate effort to take my mind off of the illness, and attempt to "sweat" it out. I feel much better today!
I also drank about 7 or 8 bottles of water, but I do that everyday..
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UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2138 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1502 times:
Try Cold Ease or a generic zinc lozenge. Begin taking them at the first sign of a cold and keep taking 3 or 4 per day until your symptoms are gone. Not only does it shorten the life of your cold, it also makes the symptoms less severe. It works every time for me. Just make sure you avoid citrus fruit or juice for 30 minutes before and after you take a lozenge.
MBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
I use a generic version of Airborne as well as Zicam. I think these zinc based products really work. Funny, it was last night that I felt a cold coming on. It hit pretty hard but it doesn't seem to be spreading.