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When You Know You're Catching The Cold  
User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1768 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!

Mike

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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1754 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.


Chris



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User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 1):
Also, listen to others when they say lots of water and in my case, orange juice.

Yes, definitly that. Plus as much sleep as you can get. I have allergies too, so I use Benedryl for that stuffy head feeling. But sadly, I can only use it at night because it causes major drowziness.



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User currently offlineTrav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Have you ever tried Airborne? I've read that it isn't scientifically proven to do really anything, but I've heard some good stories about it.



User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3082 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Quoting Trav110 (Reply 3):
Have you ever tried Airborne?

The thing with this though is that it is more designed to prevent rather than cure. Hence they advertise it for use before entering airplanes, or any area where one can more easily get sick.


Chris



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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
you wake up and can barely swallow, then the day after that begins a marathon of tissues and headaches that can't be stopped.

That's basically the way my colds start.

I'll use Claritin or Tylenol Alergy/Sinus if it is a head cold. Other than that, plenty of sleep and make sure to eat well is about all I do.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
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If it's just a common cold, stay away from all those drugs. Rather eat lots of oranges and drink orange juice. Vitamin C is the best against a common cold


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any tricks or remedies to help calm a cold? I'll take any advice I can get!

Have some spicy Clear soup.Warm the room,Have lots of warm water & apply some Vicks vapourrub while sleeping around the nose.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Quoting Jalto27R (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any tricks or remedies to help calm a cold?

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).

By the morning, I'm as right as rain.


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

1. Have some soup
2. Take some Buckley's
3. Get lots of excercise

It works for me  Smile



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1676 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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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

As soon as you feel a sore throat coming on, gargle with Listerine.

That works for me and also prevents the cold.

The only time I have got a cold in the last 3 years was when I was traveling and didn't have any Listerine (and couldn't be bothered going buying any!)


User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1651 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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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1634 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.

User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 13):
Try Cold Ease or a generic zinc lozenge.

I've tried that approach on several occasions. Unfortunately for me, it only worked once.


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1621 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.

Good luck with yours.


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