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Thread: What's your favorite home remedy for a cold?

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    I usually increase my orange juice intake. That's what my mother always had us do. I'm not sure it really works though. Not all our colds seemed to end sooner.

    What are your home remedies for a cold?

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    hot tea and lemom lots of water and rest

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    Gargle every couple of hours with warm salt water.

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    My friend uses Zicam immediately to prevent it becoming a bad cold.

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    Lots of water, rest and use of niti pot work for us sometimes.

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    Echinacea and Vitamin C. Of course, you really should take echinacea before you are sick. If a cold takes hold, Tylenol Cold seems to help symptoms, but I'd rather ward off the sickness in the first place!

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    Echinacea and Vitamin C. Of course, you really should take echinacea before you are sick. If a cold takes hold, Tylenol Cold seems to help symptoms, but I'd rather ward off the sickness in the first place!

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    Echinacea and Vitamin C both are good for a cold.

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    My goal is to never catch one. I use saline nasal drops everyday and haven't had a cold in four years. Try the drops maybe they will clear the cold up before it gets set in. Then use them daily from now on.

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    I rarely get colds now. Like everyone else, I used to get them all the time. Lucky me, I now get sinus infections instead.

    Crazy as it sounds, I use a menthal-liptus type losenge when I feel a sinus infection coming on. For some reason it usually stops the infection. They taste awful, but I'm glad to suffer through the taste for a day or two - beats the heck out of a sinus headache/infection that won't clear without antibiotics.

    Vitamin C/orange juice doesn't help me at all. It just gives me nasty cankor sores and fever blisters. Guess I'm extremely sensitive to it.

    Feel better!

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    Hot Choclate with peppermint shnapps, a good book, and a well loved warm Quilt. It may not cure the cold, but it sure makes me feel better.

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    I love buying Chinese Hot and Sour Soup, it will cure what ails you.

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    Sleep, sleep and more sleep

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    When I was a kid, my mom gave me lots of pineapple-grapefruit juice. Can't find it in the store anymore though.

    Chicken noodle soup is always good! There have even been studies to support this one.

    There also seems to be some correlation between craving sweets and the onset of a cold. Hard to avoid indulging in that one! (for me anyway).

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    I'm reading this due to the fact that I have a horrible cold right now...I'm going to move the dog off the sofa and lay down to watch Dancing with the Stars...anyone that really knows me, knows that I never do this.
    Hubby picked up some soup for my dinner...

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    My personal favorite is tea with honey and a splash of peppermint schnapps. Works wonders.

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    Hot tea with lemon and honey. Vit C, zinc. if it's a sore throat kind of cold gargle with warm salt water. Congested or sinus? Netti pot, and Musinex DM(sp).

    Curl up with a warm quilt, a good book and lots of rest too!

    Hope you catch it before really catches you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    Hot Choclate with peppermint shnapps, a good book, and a well loved warm Quilt. It may not cure the cold, but it sure makes me feel better.
    Hot cocoa with shnapps! Now that's a remedy I'd like!
    :D

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    Echinacea, and I say hello to the Captain, just for medicinal purposes of course..... :^)

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    At the first sign of a cold I take Airborne.It will stop my cold if I take it quick.

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    A couple shots of Hiram Walker's Ginger Brandy. If you can't handle a straight shot, mix it with some ginger ale in a rocks glass filled with ice and a twist of lemon.

    If you don't want to drink it, pour it in a spoon and take it like cough medicine. It will warm you to your toes.

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    Its been years since I've had a cold (I'm a fanatical hand washer), but if I'm feeling a bit under the weather, I take a hot bath and climb into a warm bed w/ a strong cup of tea that has a shot of whiskey, lemon, and honey in it. When I wake up, the feeling has passed.

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    Hot apple juice or cider with Hot Damn schnapps.Good for warming me even when I don't have cold.

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    Nyquil & lots of sleep. Then follow-up with pho soup or chicken noodle soup & sleep some more. Repeat as needed until one feels better.

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