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#1 *cough*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

Hi Ladies

I started feeling unwell last Thursday by the evening had a bad head cold. I've been taking cold & flu tabs but no change. Yesterday I bought different cold & flu tabs and a nasal spray as I was flying home from a conference. The flight was horrible and landing was agonizing.

Today I'm just as sick as I have been and am now coughing as well.

So I need to get rid of this cold ASAP. I'm doing a triathlon on Sunday and I do not want to pull out.

Any old wives tales? Home remedies?

I don't think it's worth going to the doctor... but maybe I should? To me it seems just a cold, not tonsillitis etc.

#2 jindy poss

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

Try eating a whole raw clove of garlic, tastes bad but has worked for me before!

#3 jibsi

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

Hi OP,

REST and SLEEP!!

Also, I'm not a doctor, but my rule of thumb is, if the symptoms have not improved in a week, it probably isn't a cold.
If you feel feverish, shivery, coloured mucous, etc it might be a bacterial infection and you might need antibiotics or something. But you'd have to go to a doctor to get checked out.

Other than that I think the cold and flu meds are your best bet at this stage and sleep it off :-)



#4 Beltie

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Plenty of zinc to help move it along quicker.

#5 Team Awesome

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Olive leaf extract.
Colloidal silver
Elderberry extract

I also do a honey soy ginger chicken or a sweet potato , pumpkin and ginger soup (I play around with ingredients as we can't include onion or garlic due to Dd3 being allergic but would add lots in if we could) these helped DH knock a strain of the flu quickly last year

#6 Blueberrymummy

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (jindy poss @ 25/02/2013, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Try eating a whole raw clove of garlic, tastes bad but has worked for me before!



I completely agree with this. It really tastes horrible but it works for me every single time. To make it easier I cut the clove in half and try to chew it in the side of my mouth and swallow really fast without tasting too much and then the same with the other half. It does burn a little too. My husband eats raw onion when he feels a cold coming on but I can't handle that. Garlic is a really potent natural anti-biotic with very strong anti-viral properties too. I don't actually remember the last time I had a cold because I always just eat a clove of garlic if I feel like I'm coming down with something.

#7 tflyer

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Hot water with lemon and honey.
Copious amounts of broccoli (my answer for everything!)
Freshly squeezed orange and vegetable juice.

#8 GeminiSix

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

I always find having 2 Vitamin C tablets with each meal stops a cold in it's tracks.

#9 *cough*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

Thanks everyone. I've been chewing vitamin C like a crazy lady. I went up to the shops and got a garlic, zinc, horseradish mix so hopefully that will help.

Chewing a glove of garlic - How bad is it?

#10 *cough*

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (*cough* @ 25/02/2013, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Chewing a glove of garlic - How bad is it?


That makes me sound like a princess. I am sure it's no worse then this slamming headache, the nasty cough, the spewing or the blocked ears.

*puts big pants on* I'm going to eat some garlic.

#11 amabanana

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

I love eating raw garlic.   ph34r.gif  It's soooo good with grilled meat and lettuce.

#12 rbat

Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

I swear by zinc supplements.

#13 *cough*

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Well after eating garlic, soup, taking a bunch of supplements and finally having a quiet day I feel better today. Not 100% but far less congested and yucky.

Thanks!

#14 PrincessPeach

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

Zinc supplements, Olive Leaf Extract, plenty of water & rest!

Also if you are congested, try taking an antihistamine such as polaramine of phenergan, they can sometimes be more helpful than cold & flu medication.

#15 Riotproof

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

I made this http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/vie...ken-Soup-378347 when I ha my last cold.. It really did seem to help.




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