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Cold and Flu Rememdies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pete Incaviglia, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    OK. I have the flu — well, maybe not a full-fledged flu, but I'm sick. I ache all over, can't stay warm (then sweat like crazy), cough up phlegm and have some sinus congestion. I'm nauseous, but I haven't "refunded." [/georgecostanza].

    I'm not sure if there is or was a thread on this, but let's start one.

    Do you have anything that remedies these symptoms (or others)? Would you care to share?

    I'm not a fan of prescription drugs, but I take vitamin C and drink LOTS of orange juice in a time like this.

    Anyone else have anything they think is a "cure" or "home remedy" to colds, flus, etc?

    (drink heavily post in three . . . two . . . one . . .)
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    My grandma always took a stick of peppermint and put it in hot tea to drink. It almost always does the trick for me.
  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Tortellini soup and ginger ale.
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    If your stomach can handle it, a plate of hot wings works for me to clear head congestion.
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Alcohol kills nearly all micro-organisms.

    Just sayin' ...
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Been sick all week. I really don't see puking (or "refunding") as something I want to avoid -- if I feel that bad, I want to throw up, get rid of whatever's down there. I'll drink lots of water to induce it.

    If it's a cold, zinc in addition to vitamin C. Lots of fluids. Also I rub Vick's Vaporub under my nostrils before going to bed.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Alka Seltzer Cold Plus Nighttime.
    You'll sleep. Well.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I cackle every time I see "refunding."
  9. ralph wiggum

    ralph wiggum Member

    Even if you don't like cold and flu drugs, Pete, check you tempurature (those chills followed by sweats could be a feaver) and if it's high, take some some tylenol to lower the feaver.

    Either that or whiskey.
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    What is this "feaver" of which you speak? :D
  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I like "ralphed." I have a friend named Ralph and sometimes I laugh for what he probably thinks is no apparent reason.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    NyQuil and DayQuil. Tomato soup and grilled cheese. Lots of fluids and vitamins. Once it's all just in your head, go to the gym or go for a little run or bike ride outside to get some fresh air in you. A sauna doesn't hurt either. In fact, it helps since germs can't survive in temperatures that hot.

    And find Mrs. Incaviglia too and get a little nookie. You think I'm joking, but I'm not. Sex helps.
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