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what do you do when you have a cold?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ametist, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. ametist

    ametist Active Member

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    What do you do to feel better or to pass time when you have a cold?
     
  2. nilsz

    nilsz bzzt

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    Eat spicy food and candies. Drink more water. Sleep more.
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    - Rest.
    - Hot chocolate...sometimes with whiskey.
    - Vegetate in front of the boob tube....more than usual.
    - Soup, soup, & more soup.
     
  4. NobodyYouKnow

    NobodyYouKnow Misanthropist

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    I make either rasam soup, or instant red miso soup with some wasabe paste in it.

    tomato rasam recipe, how to make tomato rasam | easy tomato rasam

    Then, I plug my steam inhaler in and breathe lots of steam in.

    To pass the time, I see if I can beat my high score in solitaire on my PC, listen to some healing music or watch re-runs of '60's sitcoms.
     
  5. Badran

    Badran Veteran Member
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    I go about things almost as if i didn't have it, and just be much more grumpy than usual.

    The only thing i do differently is i avoid people as much as i can, for their sake and mine.
     
  6. ametist

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    I feel dizzy in a strange way because some of my enzymes are broke due to change of fever and this causes me to day dream or lay without thinking nothing. :) I feel just like a kid and very silly in either cases.
    I drink herbal teas but can never see the bottom of the cup..because pretty much like all things they taste horrible when you have a cold.
     
  7. methylatedghosts

    methylatedghosts Can't brain. Has dumb.

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    A cold? I might drink a little extra fluids, but that's about all that I do differently
     
  8. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    Garlic, ginger, chili, onion, lemon and honey in a thermos. Drink it during the day, and the days after until you feel better.
    And yes, chicken/vegetables soup.
     
  9. bobhikes

    bobhikes AntiRepublican
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    Zinc tablets(Cold-Eeze)- they work
    Hot tea(preferably green) with Lemon honey and whiskey about 1hour before bed.
    Maybe something to clear my nose before bed so I sleep well.

    Lifesavers- for a sore throat - my doctor recommends them over lozenges
    Sugarless gum - I find chewing makes me feel better.
     
  10. StarryNightshade

    StarryNightshade Aspiring Progressive Orthodox Jew
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    -Lots of soup.
    -Lots of water and Ginger Ale (or Sprite).
    -Medicine, if necessary.
    -Netflix! :D
     
  11. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    All I do is tend to use quite a bit more Kleenex.

    Colds don't slow me down much... then again, I am almost never ill and rarely get colds.
     
  12. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Cold and cough remedies don't work on me, no idea why. So I just tough it out, though I might take an anti-inflammatory and/or anti-histamine to reduce the sinus and nasal inflammation. Otherwise I try to eat spicy things to help clear out my sinuses. Oh, and I'm more whiny than usual. :p
     
  13. RayJeena

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    Well, at the very first sign that I might be coming down with one, I take
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    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Zicam, and that usually stops the cold from developing at all.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]If that first line of defense doesn't work, then I take Claritin-D for the[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]duration, and it drastically reduces any symptoms. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Beyond that, I just go about my day as I normally would. :yes:

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