What Do You Do When You Are Sick?

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emilykakes Posted 24 Oct 2006 , 11:15am
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Whenever me or my DH get sick it's always the same thing...Dayquil, Halls max, Throat coat tea and vaporizers. So I was just wondering what other people like to use/do for colds?

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AngD Posted 24 Oct 2006 , 12:55pm
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Advil cold/sinus is awesome!! I swear by it when I get sick. Goodluck!

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mjw15618 Posted 24 Oct 2006 , 1:49pm
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I swear by Alka Seltzer Plus cold medicine. I've used it for years and it really does work! I also like vitamin C lozenges, hot herbal tea and don't forget the homemade chicken soup. icon_biggrin.gif

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Cinderella24 Posted 24 Oct 2006 , 3:57pm
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P.J.'s, Cold meds, tissue, fluffy socks, ginger ale, hot tea, soup, water, lots of rest, and a good movie.

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infields Posted 25 Oct 2006 , 3:59am
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The second I start to feel sick, I start taking some Cold-eeze tablets, vitamin C and an over-the-counter cold pill (antihistamine & decongestant). 90% of the time, it just goes away and I don't get sick. I just bought some Zicam and I'm going to add that to my list next time to see if it works.

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morg Posted 25 Oct 2006 , 4:51am
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Lots of Vit C, bioflavinoids, echinecea, and zinc for a sore throat.

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born2bake4u Posted 25 Oct 2006 , 5:58am
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if its a cold we do nyquil. i do it for three nights, and usually by the second night i am feeling tons better. i have my hubby on echinacea. it keps hime rom getting bronchitis. he used to get it every year. i am anxious to see how we do this yeat with illness. i havent smoked for 4 months and he hasn't for 3 1/2

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Samsgranny Posted 26 Oct 2006 , 5:35am
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As soon as I start to feel sick I pull a chicken out of the freezer and make soup. Works every time thumbs_up.gif

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jtb94 Posted 26 Oct 2006 , 12:45pm
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sleep and hot coffee. I hate the groggy feeling I get from cold medicine.

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SwampWitch Posted 26 Oct 2006 , 6:18pm
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I've got a compromised immune system and a young daughter in the public schools, so when I get sick, I get hit hard and can spiral downward fast to pneumonia!

This is what I do to help my body fight the virus and/or bacteria. It works very well:

1) Stop eating all refined sugar, including any hidden in processed foods. (The sugar in one can of soda pop, for example, will suppress your immune system by 40-80% for up to six hours!)

2) Eat only "whole" foods (fruit, vegetables, grains, protein, home-made smoothies, fruit juices, soups) and no junk. The body needs quality fuel to fight.

3) East very small amounts of food. (The body uses enormous amounts of energy to digest when it could be fighting the germs instead; it can't really do both at the same time.)

4) Eat plain (unsweetened) yogurt, a spoonful here and there, especially if on antibiotics.

5) Do sinus washes as needed. I think these have saved my life!

Cheers, from

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tcturtleshell Posted 27 Oct 2006 , 1:38am
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I get pneumonia really fast too so my doc hits it fast. I get a shot of celestone in my bootie! icon_smile.gifThat's all that works for me! Well rest does help too~ icon_smile.gif

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