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#1 Glitterz

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Hi ladies,
Is there anything you can use to ease the symptoms of a cold that are safe?
Is Vicks vaparub ok to use?
Thanks

#2 elizabethany

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

You can use panadol for the fever and pain, and polaramine (Cat A antihistamine) for the runny nose.  Polaramine will make you drowsy and feeling dry, so try to minimise the amount you take.  Always double check with your pharmacist before you take medications though.

#3 happyapple

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

Yep, I've used vaporub, panadol, lots of water and rest, and vitamin c, also a humidifier. There's saline nose drops which can also help with congestion.
Sucks hey!?
Hope you get better soon x

#4 Satay Chicken

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

I'm dreading this...... my work colleague has shown up to work today sick as a dog and sits right next to me..... so selfish...

#5 Freddieness

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:27 AM

I've just gotten over a bad summer cold. It was excellent for the pelvic floor as I have to squeeze really hard to avoid peeing myself everytime I cough. Go and buy some tena pads  rolleyes.gif

#6 Koobie83

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

Far out... I hate when people come to work so sick like that Satay! It's so rude! We had a huge problem with that last year. Someone was diagnosed with Swine flu and had come to work? So the poor pregnant ladies here were freaking out. They wouldn't say who had the swine flu either, but heaps of people were sick with a nasty flu so it could have been any of them.

I thought I was coming down with a cold over the weekend too. I rely on my fess and keeping my fluids up. If it gets worse then I'll see my GP and ask what I can take. I love Vicks...

#7 A-ZMum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

If you've got congestion issues, try the breathe-right nasal strips.  You can get them from the chemist.




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