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Megs
12-14-2005, 02:24 PM
i've had a cold for the past few days, and i know it's gotta go away in it's own time and all, but does anyone know any quick-cure remedies? my nose is killing me from all the fucking tissues!

the_GoDdEsS
12-14-2005, 02:27 PM
Inhale something warm. Rub some menthol or eucalyptus stuff under your nose/neck and generally use lotsa nose drops/spray. I hate colds.

Megs
12-14-2005, 02:28 PM
same. i can live with the chesty coughs, but the nose? when it gets to that stage i want the cold over and done with. :(

EDIT: cheers for the advice :)

the_GoDdEsS
12-14-2005, 02:30 PM
Eh, good luck with sleeping. That's the worst part.

Jebus
12-14-2005, 02:31 PM
If your nose is clogged, use a decongestant nose spray. They should work instantly. Warm showers tend to help a bit too.

Little_Miss_1565
12-14-2005, 02:32 PM
If you can rinse out your sinuses with saline, it helps. Get some BreatheRight strips to help breathe at night, and dose up on some Vitamin C and Zinc and Vitamin B-12. Feel better! Good luck.

Megs
12-14-2005, 02:34 PM
on the vitamin C note, i've had loads.....lots of pure orange juice, and a satsuma. (hell they were supposed to be seedless, and i found five pips in this one tiny satsuma! ahwell) and thanks for all the advice people. and yeah, the sleep is crap, because i keep sneezing in the night, and when i do wake up it's like, ugh, my nose!

EDIT: as to the warm showers, i have one everyday when i get back from school anyway. i hate feeling anywhere near dirty

Italia311
12-14-2005, 02:40 PM
BATH or shower. The steam is good for your chest..and nose!

Seriously.

Megs
12-14-2005, 02:42 PM
be right back, time for more orange juice methinks.....

the_GoDdEsS
12-14-2005, 02:44 PM
OJ is apparently bad for the throat. Get some lemon too.

Jebus
12-14-2005, 02:44 PM
Don't blow your nose too much either. Do it gently if you must. Usually, blowing your nose often could make it worst.

Twinkle
12-14-2005, 02:46 PM
Don't do any physical activities. It'll just make you worse. I had two colds back to back because of physical activities, so give yourself a break. And try to stay out of school, where your immune system is weakened and you're susceptible to germs.

Megs
12-14-2005, 02:47 PM
OJ is apparently bad for the throat. Get some lemon too.
lemon? *drools* love lemon juice. i really don't get how people find it bitter, sour etc.

darko
12-14-2005, 02:52 PM
if you get orbus {sp} oil and put acouple of drops on a tissue, that will help clear your nose....

Italia311
12-14-2005, 02:55 PM
OJ is apparently bad for the throat. Get some lemon too.

Or honey in tea. That makes the throat nice. And it tastes great too!

Ok and seriously Megs. STEAM. It clears u up...

the_GoDdEsS
12-14-2005, 02:56 PM
Or honey in tea. That makes the throat nice. And it tastes great too!

Ok and seriously Megs. STEAM. It clears u up...

Yup. Or sometimes just a spoon of honey mixed with lemon.

Italia311
12-14-2005, 02:58 PM
Oh geez lemon with honey.

Megs
12-14-2005, 03:16 PM
wow, you guys have put the good points into having a cold........ :( to :)

Blue_Dragon
12-14-2005, 03:26 PM
lemon? *drools* love lemon juice. i really don't get how people find it bitter, sour etc.
exactly.....

0r4ng3
12-14-2005, 03:30 PM
OJ is apparently bad for the throat. Get some lemon too.
Orange juice is only good at preventing this kind of thing, if you don't have it already. It's not good for healing it if you already have a cold.

TheUnholyNightbringer
12-14-2005, 06:22 PM
Cold remedies?

Heat. Duh.

*Slaps thighs*

BATWT
12-14-2005, 06:24 PM
Cold remedies?

Heat. Duh.

*Slaps thighs*

oh dear. :rolleyes:

TheUnholyNightbringer
12-14-2005, 06:27 PM
That's WIT, that is!

BATWT
12-14-2005, 06:31 PM
good old fashioned sledgehammer wit; an art of comedy nobody does better than the British

JohnnyNemesis
12-14-2005, 06:49 PM
Yeah, orange juice is way too acidic. You can get those vitamins in apple juice, and it protects your throat and everything.

And as Jesse said, it's only good for prevention, not for curing.

TheUnholyNightbringer
12-14-2005, 06:50 PM
Okay, cold remedies.. Vicks works really well for me. In the house, this works:

Bowl of boiling water, fill it full of mint or some kind of refreshing herb. Towel over the head, breathe in the fumes. Works for me.

BATWT
12-14-2005, 06:51 PM
nothing beats a day in bed, and a night in a warm bath. good for colds also