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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 10:43 AM

I think I'm on my second cold this winter. Does anyone use a mustard plaster anymore? Do you remember laying in a makeshift tent with a vaporizer and Vick's VapoRub?


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 11:10 AM

  Don't have any remedies except time and ride it out. For prevention I recommend 1,000mg of vit C a day year round.

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 11:14 AM

All I do is ride it out.

I use a Vicks steam vaporizer that I've had for years. Now they don't sell them and something about being bad for you

Also if I can manage. I chug a few glasses of water, double dose of nyquil, Vicks on my chest, warm blanket and pass out for as long as I can. Sometimes all that sleep gets me better than anything.

Edited by toomanytoys84, February 14, 2016 - 02:13 PM.

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 11:24 AM

I use those cold pills that have zinc in them.  Seems to make the cold shorter.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Vicks, aspirin, and plenty of hot lemon with honey. Wait about a week and it'll be gone.
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 01:02 PM

Drinking plenty of fluids is a big help. You can easily get dehydrated this time of year with the cold temps and dry air and not feeling over heated like in summer months. There seem to be some nasty bugs around here this year. The kind that start like a normal cold but then just won't go away. 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 02:12 PM

A long hot shower and staying real warm will help the cold go away the fastest. Staying hydrated and some cold remedies will help you be more comfortable. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 02:41 PM

[Might have posted this before so sorry if I have]

When my mom gets a sore throat she puts some Vicks Vapo-Rub on her finger and smears some INSIDE her throat as far back as she can reach.  Been doing that for decades.  She says it gives nearly instant relief. 

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 02:49 PM

Vicks Orally, NOT!  That is one long lasting GREASE and tastes awful. It is just for "VAPOR", which you are NOT gonna get in there!  Can't rinse out with coffee or nothing, my brother tried this one time.  Dumb! 

  I just ride them out most times. Can take pills for nose congestion to breath, that is about it.  Been w/out a cold this year so far. Most times once I get one in winter, it is kinda with me all season till warms up.  I have runny nose any time under 65* anymore, so that is my biggest issue.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 02:58 PM

Just stay away from other people. I do and don't get colds anymore. Of course it helps to be retired and single.
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 03:40 PM

Cold FX....and then join the class action suit

 

http://news.national...-to-fight-colds



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Posted February 14, 2016 - 04:31 PM

[Might have posted this before so sorry if I have]

When my mom gets a sore throat she puts some Vicks Vapo-Rub on her finger and smears some INSIDE her throat as far back as she can reach.  Been doing that for decades.  She says it gives nearly instant relief. 

:say_what:

Guaakk!  I'm with GL, there are just two places I'll never use Vick's; orally and anally.

 

 

>sighhhhh< I was hoping to discover someones secret recipe with this thread. You know: like their great-grandmother would rub their chest with kerosene and wrap their neck with a squirrel; that kind of thing.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 04:37 PM

Go outside. Shoot a opossum. Scrap all the fat off of it. Smear that fat all over your chest.

Seen that on some show...hill Billy blood? Supposed to be good for colds?
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Posted February 14, 2016 - 04:41 PM

raw local honey to your area. lemon juice and a shot of whiskey

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 04:56 PM

Fella just posted on here about some natural seed to clear sinuses.  Fenugreek? or such to make a tee with Honey in it!   I'm not a believer in those natural things, but thought of trying this to see just what might happen.  Always messed up sinuses for me.


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