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Remedies For The Common Cold

Anyone know of some good remedies for the common cold? I have been sick for 2 days and nothing is working.

Moderator - Lots of vitimin C and sleep.

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A cold has to run its course(4-5)days. You can take remedies to feel better but there is no cure. Hot soup,hot chicken broth,aspirin for headache and other aches and pains,cold water for fever also. You can also try a lot of rest/sleep. Prayer and olive oil on the chest and forehead.Nyquil(cough syrup) is good. Puts you to sleep and you awake feeling very rested and better.But the cold will have to wear off on its own.
---Robyn on 2/18/08

We pray for people with colds just like we pray for people with any other sickness. But You've probably gone and got prayer already. Strange how this works so good one time and not the next. Oh well, we pray and the rest is up to the Lord. I have sent you a long distance prayer from Canada. May you be blessed and recover with speed.
---john on 2/18/08

As there is no cure for the common cold, pray and keep on praying. Then as moderator has said lots and lots of Vitamin C. Also Echinacea can help, and fresh lemon juice in hot water with some honey in it. Ask the Lord Jesus to dry the cold up.
---Helen_5378 on 4/13/07

Anointing oil and lots of prayer.
---Ralph on 7/17/06

Colds do take a week and a half to ten days to go away, whichever comes first. hehe

As for the Airborne, it is best to take it before, during and after a cold. During it, it helps the immune system recoup from being compromised by the cold in the first place.

Hand washing is also so important. Also, scrub everything down with disinfectant. Change the sheets on the bed after you are better, and change your pillow cases.
---Madison1101 on 7/17/06

The reason hand washing has been determined to be the best prevention for a cold is that we do not have to breathe airborne bacteria. More often we touch a surface that bacteria have landed upon, then touch our nose, eyes or mouth. That's why you may catch a cold but can't recall being around someone who is sick.
---Donna2277 on 7/16/06

I don't think that colds will be prevented by washing hands (though many other nasties will be so keep it up). Most cold germs are inhaled. Not enough people cover their mouths and noses when they are coughing and sneezing and that is why they are spread so much.
---Mac on 7/16/06

No matter what you do, a cold is going to take 5-10 days to run its course.

That's why there's a theory that colds are actually a sign not of sickness, but of health, because during it the respiratory system and sinuses clear out a lot of the dust and other glop that we can't help breathing in.
---Jack on 7/16/06

Airborne and Echinacea are great, but they really only help prevent a cold, not stop one. No need to overload with Vitamin C, the normal dosage is fine. Drink a LOT of water, herbal tea and 100% fruit juice. Chicken soup does help! So does fresh garlic. Roast a clove in the oven and eat it whole if you can stomach it. You are sick because your body can only handle so many stresses at one time, so above all, get a LOT of REST.
---Katie on 7/16/06

All suggestions are good. For nasal congestion, I like the adhesive strips that go across the nose and plain saline nose drops (avoids side effects).

Prevention is easier than cure. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!
---Donna2277 on 7/16/06

Some colds are actually allergies gone wild. Mine are.

But, for cold symptoms, build up the immune system with Airborne, which is megadoses of vitamin C, and other vitamins. Drink lots of fluids. Get good homemade chicken soup with garlic in it. If need be, see a doctor for a decongestant or antihistamine.
---Madison1101 on 7/15/06

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