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Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:26 pm

like something to stop or cut down coughing?
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:38 pm

Tequila.

Seriously.. Drink enough of it and you either stop coughing, or just don't give a shit anymore.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:43 pm

Warm Water.
Hot Spicy Chicken Soup.
Axe Oil.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:23 pm

My mother swears by a cough syrup called Gee's Linctus. It contains a very small amount of opiates so in NZ you have to ask the pharmacist at the counter for some.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:27 pm

I remember something about blow jobs... scratchchin 

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:34 pm

Simple really.

1. Drink lots of fluids, especially water
2. Hot chicken noodle soup
3. Rest
4. Rest
5. More Rest




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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:34 pm

Nasal spray. I heard it coats the virus and stops it from spreading.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:40 pm

I have been drinking fluids and resting (kinda) but I've had it for 2 weeks now and the only way I can keep from having coughing fits is to not talk. But I can't do that in class and I can't claim it is worse for me and take a day off. I rarely get sick, but when I do, its a damn freakin nightmare!  Sad

What about things I should not eat, I've noticed worse reactions to cold things like ice cream or water.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:50 pm

Definitely go to the doctor. I have the same thing now. In fact, I get it every year when the weather begins to change. I have, and it sounds like you do, too, bronchitis. I get it like clockwork. I run in to my doc, and he writes a prescription for a Zithromax Z-pack. It clears me up in a couple of days, then I am fine until next year. Talk to him about that. The main thing is that you don't want it to develope into pneumonia.

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:42 pm

Lemon tea with lots of honey and a little rum.
Worked wonders last winter for me  Smile

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:22 pm

Warm tea with honey and lemon is what my hubby swears by when he gets these coughs.

Anything cold and salty will aggrevate it but I agree BaylorAirBear. If you still have it then go to the doctors and sort it out.
 
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:52 pm

Whoa! Look up! It's a girl!

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:00 pm

An odd thing but, mono?

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:05 pm

Mono? You'd replace a viral infection that may last a month with one that can last up to two years with treatment?

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:10 pm

Quoting Xr8FordGirl (Reply 10):
Warm tea with honey and lemon is what my hubby swears by when he gets these coughs

before you (try to) go to sleep. And try to lie in bed on your stomach. That helps to reduce coughing.

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:15 pm

Is it a dry cough or one full of gunk from you're lungs cos the first one is treatable by a heap of methods and the other generally requires some kind of medicine to dry up the muck in your lungs.
 
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:06 pm

thanks for the help folks. So far it has been a dry cough swell, so to speak (I'm hoping it is the last phase of hell I have to go through). I get really exhausted each day just trying to supress the coughing fits in class to keep from looking like I'm about to croak. I have an appointment with a doctor tomorrow morning, for now just to talk with him/her about my problem. I suppose it isn't normal for antibiotics to not work.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:33 pm

It's definitely either SARS or Aviary Bird Flu.

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:37 pm

You can do two things...

Drink PLENTY of non caffine/alcoholic/carbinated beverages.

These tend to "DRY" you out, but don't flush anything.

Thus.. Option one, drink LOTS of water or juice. This will "flush" the cold out. This will "flush" the cold out thru natural release, lots of trips to the toliet.


-OR-

My preference,

Drink lots of alcohol, and sweat it out. Yes, get trashed. But do it by drinking shots, dark alcohol works best.
Either way, the only way to "end" the common cold is to "flush" it out. You can't kill the virus, just get it out.

You can alway run a few miles, and get the same result, but most of the time, you don't feel like running 5 or so miles.
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:43 pm

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 17):
Aviary Bird Flu

I guess that was redundant...but still funny!

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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:16 pm

Talk about luck Now I got a cold from working in the rain last night.
Trying Spicy Chicken Soup.Got another Night shift with a Major check on one Aircraft Tonight,including Pressurisation check.  Sad
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RE: Know A Home Remedy For A Cold?

Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:13 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
Tequila.

Seriously.. Drink enough of it and you either stop coughing, or just don't give a shit anymore.

Absolutely spot-on mate but i would add that to actually cure the cold, one should then go to bed fully clothed...which is what will happen anyway if you drink enough!!
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