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RememberHowToSmile 11-09-2008 10:43 PM

Home Remedies for a cold
So Iím afraid Iím getting sick, I have a sore throat and slight cough. Well this is not good because as you all know Iím have surgery in a little over a month and I can be sick. Starting three weeks before the surgery I canít take most medications. So does anyone have home remedies so I can kick this?

PhotoChick 11-09-2008 10:45 PM

Lots of vitamin C. Lots.

Also I swear by hot tea with lemon and honey and hot toddies for sore throats.


jahjah1223 11-09-2008 10:50 PM

a hot hot bath!

junebug41 11-09-2008 10:51 PM

My favorite- 7UP and orange Emergen-C. And ditto on the tea with honey and lemon.

kelli32 11-09-2008 11:12 PM

If you have congestion you can boil a big pot of water to put moisture in the air or just take a really steamy shower/bath. That'll help break up anything in your sinuses or chest. I'd say get some soup and I usually do green tea with honey (but I'm sure any hot tea will help) and plenty of rest!

Oh.. is vicks vapor rub considered an antibiotic? If not that stuffs the bomb dot com.

Wolf Goddess 11-09-2008 11:19 PM

Eat any kind of soup - it helps to have something that warms you from the inside.

Arlene Dallas 11-09-2008 11:57 PM

using a Neti pot will help clear your sinuses and any congestion you may have. And I swear by Airborne. A friend recommended it to me a few years ago to take before and after I take a flight because I used to always catch colds and stuff when I flew (planes are like germ incubators) and I fly for a living. I also take them as soon as I feel something is coming on and I havent had a cold since.

Zen Pharmacy 11-10-2008 09:28 AM

Airborne is basically a ridiculously high dose of Vitamin C coupled to a multivitamin with a liiiiiittle bit of echinacea. Airborne is not really expensive, but I would rather go straight for the C, myself.

And I hear you on the airplane, Arlene. I'm sit in the same classroom everyday with 90 something other students. You can just see the illness spread out across the room.

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