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What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:40 am

A random Friday thread here... I'm in the process of getting over my first cold of the fall/winter season, and as you might guess it's really not very fun. But I'm kind of curious... What do you find to be your least favorite part of having a cold? The runny nose? The hacking cough? The fact that after blowing your nose with tissues all day your nose gets so sensitive you can't bear to touch it?

For me, it's probably the sore throat I get from the post-nasal drip.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:50 am

Nearly every time I get a cold, it is preceded by a sore throat. I can handle the sinus congestion and coughing no problem. But that damn sore throat....  hissyfit 
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:09 am

What I've never been able to figure out is, if the sore throat is caused by post-nasal drip, why it goes away well before your nose stops running.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:02 am

I can't even get a bad cold. I have an immune system that is amazing, I don't know why or who I inherited it from. I'll have a cough or a sneeze during the winter, but its never anything serious. I get seriously sick/get a bad cold about once every four years. That's it.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:23 am

Quoting Yellowstone (Thread starter):
What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

That they haven't found a cure for it yet.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:38 am

Runny noses drive me up the wall  banghead 
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:46 am

Quoting Yellowstone (Thread starter):
For me, it's probably the sore throat I get from the post-nasal drip.

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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:18 am

Waiting for the Recovery  Sad

Try out some spicy soup it helps.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:27 am

Runny nose, soar throat, yeah those are bad. However, what I hate most is that absolute SHIT feeling you get throughout your ENTIRE body. Too weak to get up, no desire to eat, changing the tv channel seems harder than running a mile when healthy., and so on.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:08 am

I find eating Jalapeno's helps get rid of one...

But thats not the thread point - I find the worst part probably the blocked sinuses, or the runny nose, nothing worse being with friends, not having a tissue and sniffing the whole time  silly 

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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:36 pm

What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Easy, it's so common ... and it takes at least two weeks to get over.
 
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:30 pm

Runny nose is an annoyance as you have to carry tissues with you everywhere and indeed takes at least a fortnight to get over it completely (major bit wears off after a few day) so makes it embarrassing when you're socialising.

Worst bit of a common cold for me is the damn sore throat. It hurts to drink water and it's because of this I don't drink even though I may feel thirsty. Having said that I've found that drinking lots and lots of water/fruit juice sometimes gets rid of the cold and I get off lucky.

Since a common cold is a viral condition it's something that you can't get rid of easily and you have to basically treat it to help get by (Vick's VapoRub, Sudafed, Kleenex Balsam tissues, Chicken Soup).
 
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:44 pm

The sore throat. The pain always spreads to my entire head, and makes eating painful.  grumpy 

I also loathe nasal congestions. I speak in public quite often and that Donald Duck voice I get with a congested nose is hugely embarrassing.

And the worst thing is, I catch colds several times a year. Drives me nuts.  banghead 
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:03 pm

At work a Common cold prevents one from carrying out a Ground Pressurisation check.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:06 pm

The best part is the Benadryl  Big grin.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:08 pm

Worst part has to be the nasty feeling in your throat.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:21 pm

The cough, the congested nose, and the sore throat. Basically, everything.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:28 am

The runny nose, which makes me look like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer at the end of the day.  mad 
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:45 am

For me it's being congested where you can't breathe through your nose so when you go to eat anything, you're constantly out of breath and tired from just eating!
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:49 am

The worst part of a cold (or any upper respiratory condition) for me is the impairment of breathing.

My craniofacial anomalies seriously compromise my breathing enough as it is (my throat is abnormally narrow). In fact I have obstructive sleep apnea secondary to my condition, so I use CPAP at night (which uses a nasal mask).

Any time I have nasal congestion, it makes it impossible to breathe and use the CPAP nasal mask, despite blowing my nose repeatedly.

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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:53 am

What do I hate most ? The fact that bloody supermarkets in France aren't allowed to sell cold cure stuff - you have to go to the pharmacy - &*$(*&%@!(*$#(& French bureaucracy !!!!

I'm getting a cold as we speak, the beginnings of a sore throat, snot everywhere, hacking up a lung, it ain't pretty. Unfortunately I have too much work to do, so I can't just take the day off and wallow in self pity, drink orange juice and read my book.
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:33 pm

The worst part about having a cold is having cold... period.  Wink
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RE: What's The Worst Part Of A Common Cold?

Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:03 am

For me, the two things that are the worst are the nasal congestion which often turns into a sinus or ear infection, and the draining of the nasal cavities into my lungs, which then causes me to cough, which causes my asthma to kick into high gear, which causes me to be miserable.

If I get a cold it takes me at least two weeks, and often a month, to get over it.
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