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Fast cure for a cold

I have tried almost everything from cough drops, cough syrups, cold tablets & even chicken broth! I could use a fast remedy right now. I have a 3 year old who is bored to death & I need to feel better soon. Anyone have any great home remedies? Sure could use one!

 
onespecialmom

Asked by onespecialmom at 9:13 PM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Health

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  • Zicam can permanently take away your sense of smell, so be careful.
    Peppermint tea is great! Peppermint is a natural decongestant; just be sure that peppermint is the only ingredient.
    Honey (antibacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory) is the best cough syrup.throat soother.
    Emergen-C will help you stay hydrated and give you an energy boost; be sure to mix it with cold water. The lowest price is at Trader Joes, though it is sold just about everywhere (Target, Walgreens, etc.).
    I am a big believer in the power of foods. This healing foods pyramid from the University of Michigan is great: http://www.med.umich.edu/umim/food-pyramid/index.htm
    Most important, stay well hydrated!

    Feel better
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:33 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

  • Bad news there is no fast cure for the common cold. Chicken soup and a hot shower and rest is the best thing for a cold.
    homealone_10

    Answer by homealone_10 at 9:25 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • zicam! i love that stuff, i always take it when i first get symptoms and it works but i dont see why it wouldnt help you, and for a stuffy nose and chest hot coffee or hot tea it will help open things up. or allergy meds will clear up the nose and stuffiness too
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Zicam! OH GOOD!! I've been taking that stuff every 3 hours.
    onespecialmom

    Answer by onespecialmom at 9:35 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • drink plenty of water and or juices..In my case it is very effective by eating 1 kilo of orange fruit, take medicine for cold and 1 paracetamol.. and rest...the following day i feel better! i been doing this for 10 years..
    jayzs

    Answer by jayzs at 9:39 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Lots of liquids. I think a cold just needs to work it's way out of your body.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:45 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

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