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    Cough mixture

    I have just been on main and read thread about a harmful seam ripper. It reminded me I went into holland and Barrett and asked for a cough mixture what tablets did I take, oh you can't have a liquorice one. The one I ended up with was a waste of time. So I went out purchased , lemon, honey sugar oh and whiskey . Mixed all this together with hot water . 24 hours later the cough was gone and I felt fine. Granma certainly knew best.
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    Sounds like the "hot toddies" we used to make too!

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    my mother us on a ton of meds. You look for the one with the heart on it I think it is Coricidin? Black licorice cannot be mixed with warfarin.

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    The whiskey,water, and honey are the best for a cough. That's what I use. Most cough meds have some alcohol in it anyway. I usually warm it also.
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    And if it didn't work, you wouldn't care anyway.
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    Cashes- mom, I had to laugh at your comment.
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    What a great family recipe. Do you think that substitution for Bourbon instead of whiskey would work???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Cashes- mom, I had to laugh at your comment.
    Similar cough medicines are popular here and that's what I've always thought! If it doesn't cure your cough it won't matter because you won't care!

    Maniac, you can use any type of whiskey. Bourbon would be fine.
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    DottieMo--How much of each, please. My DH has been coughing for 3 weeks and 2 trips to Doc--still coughing. Got it after he got 1/2 flu shot--I know--you don't get it from the shot--Bah to that, too. That's where he got it.

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    I've been coughing for 2 weeks OTC medicines have been a waste of money. Think I will try your recipe!

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    My brother has been sick 4 weeks and has been to the doctor who gave him antibiotics and Prednisone. He coughs and coughs day and night and has to sleep in the recliner. Says he hurts all over. Now his wife has caught it. They did what the doc said, taken OTC, and holistic. Nothing seems to work. I think it was some sort of flu... Hope they get well soon...

    What is the recipe for the whiskey mixture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltjoey View Post
    My brother has been sick 4 weeks and has been to the doctor who gave him antibiotics and Prednisone. He coughs and coughs day and night and has to sleep in the recliner. Says he hurts all over. Now his wife has caught it. They did what the doc said, taken OTC, and holistic. Nothing seems to work. I think it was some sort of flu... Hope they get well soon...

    What is the recipe for the whiskey mixture?
    Your brother needs to go back to the doctor or see a different one. He may have pneumonia. :-(
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    Perhaps youn\r husband has had an allergic reaction to the shot? I hope not. I'll say a prayer for his recovery.
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    When I was pregnant with my son, I had a terrible cough and spent a lot of time sipping lemon juice and honey. It really does work. The whiskey would definitely be a bonus, for those not pregnant.
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    That's what I was thinking - definitely time to see a different dr.

    Whiskey is not a good idea for coughs. Alcohol causes dehydration, and sick people don't need to add that to their list of symptoms.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    My Mom put Musterole on our chests and then when it got a little better it was Vicks on our feet with socks, , Vicks on our chest and then up the nose. A cold will last either one week or seven days - That's it! But now that I can have whatever all of you are having, it's no big deal. Whoo hoo -12 years old and I get some hot booze cuz I got a cold". We had a cough medicine from the drug store (back in the 50's) that was so full of codeine, it would put you to sleep. They, eventually too it off the market. And I can't remember the name of it. Tasted cherry like, but ooh, it felt good going down. I still don't like colds!!!!! Edie
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    Vicks on the bottom of my feet ALWAYS takes care of my cough!

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    Licorice also raises blood pressure.

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    Yep I use this but with Crown Royal. Which is a Whiskey. Back in the day cough medicine. :-)

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    My Dh used bourbon for a hot toddy. He got upset that I sent him straight to bed. 5 minutes later he slept through the night. Didn't wake up until 630 am. First time he slept 8 hours straight. He was a totally different person in a good way.
    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    What a great family recipe. Do you think that substitution for Bourbon instead of whiskey would work???

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    If you have a persistent cough and the prescribed meds don't help and now someone else in the same household/family has it, you need to see a different doctor or go to the ER. There is a bacterial pneumonia going around that is contagious. My sister had a persistent cough that the doctor just kept giving her a cough syrup. He tried some antibiotics. This was a few decades ago. It started in June of one year. After a couple weeks and no better, I told her to see a different doctor. My family thought that was an insult. Finally this doctor sent her for exrays in December after Christmas. Dad called me and said they found lung cancer. I used to go to the same doctor but quit because of distance and other stupid stuff before the nurses were allowed for certain exams. Anyway. You need to be checked out. By the way, I do not get flu shots 1 in my lifetime and worse case of flu I ever had. Almost wound up in hospital. Have had the flu couple times since and nothing like what I had with the shot. I am adamant about people washing their hands. A persistent cough past 10 days with no relief from prescribed meds from beginning warrants a trip to the ER. Who wants to spend the holidays in the hospital or so miserable you don't spend with family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I have just been on main and read thread about a harmful seam ripper. It reminded me I went into holland and Barrett and asked for a cough mixture what tablets did I take, oh you can't have a liquorice one. The one I ended up with was a waste of time. So I went out purchased , lemon, honey sugar oh and whiskey . Mixed all this together with hot water . 24 hours later the cough was gone and I felt fine. Granma certainly knew best.
    When I feel a cold coming, I always get the tea kettle out. I also get a Hibiscus, Cinnamon Tea at Krogers that is awesome and when you think it cannot get any better, I add a slice of Ginger, some local honey, a squeeze of lemon and a nice long tip of the Cinnamon Whiskey Bottle. I have a cup of this for several days -- just to be sure.
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    I usually get a bad case of bronchitis every year about when the weather changes. Prescription meds do not work. My daughter fixed me some cough medicine: 8oz jar of whiskey, some peppermint candy (however many you want) some lemon juice (whatever) and honey (your choice). I take a tablespoon full at a time and it stops my cough for approx. 2 hours. Bonus: I can take it at work and it doesn't make me drunk or dizzy. I don't drink and the taste is horrible to me. It takes a while for the peppermint to dissolve so this is best made up before you need it - just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnEliz View Post
    DottieMo--How much of each, please. My DH has been coughing for 3 weeks and 2 trips to Doc--still coughing. Got it after he got 1/2 flu shot--I know--you don't get it from the shot--Bah to that, too. That's where he got it.
    That's why I don't get the flu shot any more.

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    did you get the flu from the modern shots? They are not supposed to be a live virus. I never got the flu shot until I got the flu and then was so sick I thought I was going to die, really. Now I get the flu shot and in about 30 years haven't had a reaction except maybe a sore arm a day or two.

    I have had an unrelenting cough twice in the last few years which was bronchitis and the right drugs and then when nothing was coming up a prescription cough gel which worked fine. That cough was awful.
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