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What's your favorite home remedy for a cold?

Old 10-11-2011, 04:19 PM
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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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Old 10-11-2011, 04:33 PM
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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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Old 10-11-2011, 04:34 PM
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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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Old 10-11-2011, 04:44 PM
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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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Old 10-11-2011, 05:17 PM
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Kold Kare available at iherb.com. Take at first sign of cold and it will stop it in it's tracks.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:21 PM
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Sinupret is a little pricey, but it work wonders. It is very popular in Europe. You can buy it in the US at health food type stores. I also find that taking Silver (also from the health food store) works wonders, too. It is also pricey.

Sinus rinsing when I can feel it coming on also seems to help me get better sooner. But don't try it if you can't breathe through both sides of your nose.

Lots of rest and plenty of fluids helps, too.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:21 PM
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I live on vit C and zinc for days. Recent allergy/cold attack ended in 7 days with no followup coughing. I think the addition of zinc did the trick.
Get well soon.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:51 PM
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Zinc. If I take it as soon as I feel it coming on, I can knock it out most of the time. I also spray my throat with the throat spray.
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Lots of zinc, vitamin c and vicks vapor rub. My grandmother also put vicks on the bottom of our feet and made us put socks on and some vicks on the chest and then into bed with a cup of warm water, brandy, lemon and honey. Always seemed to work. Maybe the brandy just knocked us out.
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