Minimizing/getting rid of a cough and congestion - ProTeacher Community




      
Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Teachers' Lounge


Minimizing/getting rid of a cough and congestion

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
eliza4one eliza4one is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,744
Senior Member

eliza4one
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,744
Senior Member
Minimizing/getting rid of a cough and congestion
Old 12-20-2013, 09:25 AM
  #1

I never get sick. Well, I came down with something. Of course, it happens on my 1st day of break.

I have a million things to do.

What are some remedies I can use to minimize this and get rid of it quickly? The past 2 nights, I've upped my sleep. I'm taking Vitamin C, too. Other than that...???

I don't keep meds at home, as I don't get sick.

Any tips? I'm quite sick of coughing!


eliza4one is offline   Reply With Quote

GdHrtdTchr's Avatar
GdHrtdTchr GdHrtdTchr is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,523
Senior Member

GdHrtdTchr
 
GdHrtdTchr's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,523
Senior Member
Chasing Away a Cough or Cold
Old 12-20-2013, 10:07 AM
  #2

You are not alone getting sick as you start break. That happens to me almost every Christmas break. I think it's in part that I just push and push myself September through mid-December and by now my body is just over-exerted and when school stops...I can physically just 'break down.'

So, I do believe the number one cure is something you're already doing -- getting some much needed rest and relaxation.

I would also gargle with salt water. Also, eat those bananas and oranges and chicken noodle soup. And lemon water!!! If you prefer, have it hot and add some HONEY. I'm unsure of the details as to why, but I'm confident these will help.

Others will swear by green tea or tea with honey, but I am not into those, so I'll defer to them.

Now, if you wanna go with the drugs, it depends on your symptoms. But if I'm coughing and I need sleep (and I don't need to function well the next day)...NYQUIL!! (Or, I've have Px's with codine -- ZZZZZzzzzzzzz.) Such cough meds or syrups knock my socks off, but my cough goes away quickly and then I'm back to 100% soon. Might just be from sleeping!

I hope you feel better soon.
GdHrtdTchr is offline   Reply With Quote
linda2671's Avatar
linda2671 linda2671 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 25,121
Senior Member

linda2671
 
linda2671's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 25,121
Senior Member
Rub Vicks on your feet
Old 12-20-2013, 10:25 AM
  #3

And cover them with socks when you sleep. I don't know why it works, but it does.
Feel better soon.
linda2671 is offline   Reply With Quote
I ♥ cats's Avatar
I ♥ cats I ♥ cats is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 16,434
Senior Member

I ♥ cats
 
I ♥ cats's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 16,434
Senior Member

Old 12-20-2013, 10:37 AM
  #4

Mucinex DM is wonderful for congestion and coughs. If the store has a generic, it will probably work just as well. It's sold behind the pharmacy counter (at least where I live). Hope you feel better soon!
I ♥ cats is offline   Reply With Quote
multigrade's Avatar
multigrade multigrade is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 11,757
Senior Member

multigrade
 
multigrade's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 11,757
Senior Member

Old 12-20-2013, 01:11 PM
  #5

Mucinex really is good! I once took it for a week and couldn't shake the cough. DS told me to take 2, then take one and it would make a difference. Yes, I looked at the instructions and that's what it said.


multigrade is offline   Reply With Quote
eliza4one eliza4one is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,744
Senior Member

eliza4one
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 9,744
Senior Member

Old 12-20-2013, 01:56 PM
  #6

As I was out and about, I stocked up on the above mentioned items. Thanks for the suggestions!

The cough is seriously driving me nuts!
eliza4one is offline   Reply With Quote
crockpotqueen crockpotqueen is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,555
Senior Member

crockpotqueen
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,555
Senior Member
Mucinex
Old 12-20-2013, 02:32 PM
  #7

Do all of the above! Mucinex is a modern miracle. Vapo rub on the feet is supposed to stop night time coughing somehow. Drink lots of OJ, water and warm tea/soup.
crockpotqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
campy's Avatar
campy campy is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,172
Senior Member

campy
 
campy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,172
Senior Member
run a
Old 12-20-2013, 03:05 PM
  #8

humidifier, the dry weather only makes colds worse. Feel better soon~
campy is offline   Reply With Quote
busybee4's Avatar
busybee4 busybee4 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,131
Senior Member

busybee4
 
busybee4's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,131
Senior Member
Vitamin D and B
Old 12-20-2013, 03:38 PM
  #9

Add them to your daily routine and drink hot wAter with raw organic honey and lemon juice every few hours. Increase your water intake. Feel better
busybee4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ima Spedtcher's Avatar
Ima Spedtcher Ima Spedtcher is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,378
Senior Member

Ima Spedtcher
 
Ima Spedtcher's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,378
Senior Member

Old 12-20-2013, 07:10 PM
  #10

Apple cider vinegar in hot water plus honey. Works every time


Ima Spedtcher is offline   Reply With Quote
BioAdoptMom3 BioAdoptMom3 is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 69,127
Senior Member

BioAdoptMom3
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 69,127
Senior Member

Old 12-20-2013, 09:53 PM
  #11

The single most effective way to get rid of those symptoms quickly is to drink lots and lots and LOTS of liquids! It thins everything out! Feel better SOON!

Nancy
BioAdoptMom3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Lakeside's Avatar
Lakeside Lakeside is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,251
Senior Member

Lakeside
 
Lakeside's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,251
Senior Member

Old 12-21-2013, 05:20 AM
  #12

Zicam -

It's my go to when I feel like I'm coming down with something, and as a sub I'm exposed to a lot.
Lakeside is offline   Reply With Quote
wildflowerz's Avatar
wildflowerz wildflowerz is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,670
Senior Member

wildflowerz
 
wildflowerz's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,670
Senior Member

Old 12-21-2013, 06:02 AM
  #13

Great advice. Just want to add a vote for apple cider vinegar, honey, and water. We also use a cool mist humidifier and up the intake of water, water, water.
wildflowerz is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Teachers' Lounge
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:20 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net
12