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Whatís your best remedy to fight beginning of a cold?
Old 10-19-2019, 12:55 PM
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So I’m about one of the only teachers not getting sick so far, which I attributed to my early flu shot. But since last night I’m feeling stuffy and my throat is feeling a scratchy.
So what’s your best way to kick this cold from progressing besides resting and water? TIA


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Old 10-19-2019, 12:57 PM
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Rest and lots of water/ liquids. Maybe some airborne or vitamin C??
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:00 PM
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Zicam throat spray. It works wonders in warding off a cold from settling in for a long stay.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:22 PM
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Advil and Vicks
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:52 PM
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Lots of fluids...water or hot fluids.
Vitamin C, preferably from fresh fruit.
Neti pot. I actually think this is the most effective, since it rinses out the germs that get into the nose and can cause inflammation. I use it morning and evening when I feel a cold coming on.


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Old 10-19-2019, 01:58 PM
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Zicam nasal swabs along with TheraZinc Echinacea lozenges has warded off several colds for me. Even if you donít catch it in time this go-round, stock up on these two items so youíre ready next time. I even keep some of each of these in my purse.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:11 PM
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I use Cold Eeze (zinc drops) every 3 hours as soon as I feel sick. Also elderberry syrup and lots of hand washing!
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:35 PM
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Vitamin C and nets pot. Sudafed if I start getting the helmet headache.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:54 PM
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Zinc! Coldeze has always worked for me. I start at the first sign and take one every few hours.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:24 PM
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Neti pot and Cold Calm. I buy it at Sprouts. It has been MAGIC for me!http://http://www.coldcalm.com/googl...SAAEgKS8PD_BwE


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Old 10-19-2019, 04:12 PM
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Zicam, lots of fluids, and Airborne gummies. The cold doesnít stand a chance
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:21 PM
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Apricot brandy with honey and hot water right before you get into a nice warm bed. Works for me!!
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:26 PM
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Lots of water
Early to bed
Vitamin C from fresh fruit
A hot toddy about 30 min before bed- strong hot tea with cinnamon, honey, juice of 1/4 lemon, and a shot of Jim Beam if you drink alcohol
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:24 PM
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Lots of water, and I think Zink is amazing for that!

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Coldeez lozenges
Old 10-20-2019, 05:50 AM
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I also pay a lot of attention to my body and energy levels. I avoid "burning the candle at both ends." I take vitamins daily and also a dairy free probiotic.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:15 AM
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I just got my first cold Friday. I'm a big baby when I'm sick. I have Emergen-C and elderberry syrup at home. I've taken them 3X a day. Hoping they hurry things along so I can feel normal!
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:50 AM
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Cup of hot water, table spoon of lemon juice, a squeeze of honey, and as much cayenne pepper as you can handle and mixed together.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:22 AM
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I usually start taking Airborne. If I am feeling achy then I will take Nyquil before I go to bed. Usually works. I hope you feel better soon!
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:50 PM
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My doctor told me to take Umcka. It really shortened my cold. She said you can get it from Whole Foods, but I ordered it on Amazom. I have also used Cold-eeze with good results.
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