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Don't take this the wrong way, but have you ever taken a shot of vodka or whiskey to help cure your cold?

And if so did it work? I just heard that it could quickly kill the germs.

I took a shot of vodka last night and it did clear up my congestion and help me sleep. Only downside is that it made me feel a little queezy but that's it. Anyone ever tried this?

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Imogine

Asked by Imogine at 11:10 AM on Oct. 14, 2009 in Health

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  • brandy is the best
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 11:11 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I use apple cider vinegar. Three teaspoons in a cup of hot water. Does the same thing, but also cleans out your liver and kidneys. :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I might try the apple cider vinegar or the brandy. Vodka is so nasty by itself!
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 11:13 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • No, I can't take shots, what can I say, I'm a weenie. :-)
    But I can understand how it can help you feel less congested, totally makes sense.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I have done it to clear out the stuff in my throat in the morning, but DO NOT do it on an empty stomach....yeah I was dumb enough to do that... lol
    chrissifaye

    Answer by chrissifaye at 11:15 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Yeah I think that's why I felt sick chris. All I had to eat last night was chicken broth. No wonder I felt like I was gonna hurl.
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 11:21 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • yes, i use room temp whiskey (normaly i drink it cold) just one shot, it helps the pain and it does kill the germs.
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 11:39 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • YEP! Whiskey actually. ;)
    kerri-

    Answer by kerri- at 11:56 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • ^for a toothache also
    kerri-

    Answer by kerri- at 11:57 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • cognac is great for upset stomachs. if you are leaving the house, don't take alcohol, as it further weakens your immune system.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:10 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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