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Gerianne

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what do you take for a bad cold?
« on: February 05, 2012, 03:15:53 pm »
I take Alka Selzer Cherry flavor.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 03:43:11 pm »
contact

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 06:53:11 pm »
nyquil is good and helps you sleep  also contact is good

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 07:59:43 pm »
My all-time favorite for a really bad cold is Claritin-D 12 hour. It makes me feel like I don't have a cold at all. It seems to speed up my recovery time by a couple of days as well as opposed to taking other cold remedies.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 10:45:37 pm »
I had a horrible cold a few weeks ago and the only thing that helped me was Alka Seltzer. Pretty amazing stuff. I prefer the effervescent tablets though.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 11:12:02 pm »
I don't do any of those drugs.  If I take any medicine I'll take a homeopathic or some herbal remedies like echinacea.  I treat my colds the old fashioned way with chicken soup, orange juice and lots of sleep.  I also like Coke floats, especially if I'm feverish.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 01:49:03 am »
I take a lot of Vitamin C.  Try to drink only clear liquids.  Nyquil at bedtme.  Flonaise if I have it.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 06:39:27 am »
I take Nyquil for a bad cold.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 07:53:52 am »
I don't like taking OTC medicine.  I drink, drink, and drink some more to flush it all out.  I drink lots of ginger tea. 

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 08:38:41 am »
vitamin C, dayquil, nyquil and vicks vapor are my preferred otc regular remedies.  at night in moderation, an old family drink remedy (orange juice, bitters, 1 splenda and jack daniels) while curled up in your jammies helps relax you to sleep wonderfully.  :thumbsup:

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 09:12:43 am »
Liquids - lot of liquids: chicken soup, water, juice, hot mandarin orange tea with honey.  (Soup and tea are usually my highest preferences - anything "hot")

Then sleep...lots of sleep.

And a couple boxes of tissue close by...  ;D

If I'm too congested to the point I cannot sleep, I'll drink a cup of Theraflu.  Has to be a super bad cold for me to take one of those - despite the "lemon" flavor, that stuff's nasty in my opinion...but it works.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 09:35:03 am »
Mucinex Extra Strength!! Take it and you get better in 5 to 6 days!! I kid you not!! I used to get sick for a month, then my doctor told me to try mucinex, and it really works!!

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 10:03:40 am »
I take Nyquil, Chicken soup and hot tea with lemons and honey.

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 10:15:38 am »
I do power up with Vitamin C during the cold season--I have horrible sickness tendacies as is!  Then I support the Dayquil/Nightquil options.  Following the 4 hours dosing to the minute LOL  Mainly I don't skip dosages until I feel 100% better.  Colds are too iffy, sometimes you feel a little better then the next day or that night you are hit even harder than before!

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Re: what do you take for a bad cold?
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 10:18:08 am »
I usually take Nyquill and night (the liquid) It knocks me out so I get a good nights sleep.  The daytime nyquil doesn't do much for me.  I rinse and gargle with salt water.  Drink mint tea.  If it's real bad I'll do an otc of some sort.  Oh and when I have the chance...nap! 

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