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had a bad cold since last saturday !!

mstiny Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
anybody had a cold that they cant get rid off ?it started last saturday with runny nose and dry throat n runny eyes then all the shivers and feeling energyless . thought i was getting better on wed now i feel just as bad again .any suggestions to get rid of this ??
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
apparently Sterimer Dead Sea Salt Nasal Spray, available from Boots and probably lots of other places is excellent for clearing up runny nose and then the cold itself

http://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1040193&classificationid=1046385

Not tried it myself yet but have about 6 people I know of who have used it and say it's amazing, might be worth a try.

Also try taking Manuka honey with a UMF Factor of at least 15, available from health food shops and most supermarkets, costs quite a bit but it is great and can be used for loads of things, some info on this page

http://www.manukahoney.co.uk/

Hope you feel better soon
#2
Yes, there's been a bug that's been going around, i had it for 2 weeks from new year's day, then the kids got it, then i got it again for over a week! Only just starting to feel better now :-(
banned#3
mstiny hun your posting in feedback instead of misc - lol
#4
sassie
mystiny hun your posting in feedback instead of misc - lol


thats what the cold does to you :p

i've got it too :x
#5
sassie
mstiny hun your posting in feedback instead of misc - lol


have u not suppose to "feed "a cold lol:whistling:
#6
I had the same last weekend. Ended up going to the docs and he said i had got a throat and chest infection from it and gave me antibiotics so might be worth a trip to the doctors
#7
Yeah, horrible. Staggered into work after a few days on Tues afternoon but nearly coughed myself to death and every one was revolted !! Managed to get back in there today. Elder son is now as bad as I was and all the rest of the family is sniffling. sore throat. crackly voice. A real downer - but I reckon only 2 more days and then I'll be right as rain.
I've been taking Vitamin C - big stuff - since the start because all the evidence points to it helping with recovery. Antibiotics are only for secondary bacterial infections.
#8
Yeah - I had the shivers for a couple of days but got rid of the rest fairly quickly. My little girl however had it really badly and had a week and a half off nursery. She had the shivers, cough, really high temp (was talking jibberish where it was so high, telling me the dustbin men were making her teeth chatter and I had to put a hat on because it was snowing !!) runny nose and was just really washed out and exhausted.

That was about 2 weeks ago and she's only just back to her normal self again. It was the exhaustion that took longest to get over for her, bless.

Hope you recover quickly, cause it's not a nice bug :-(
#9
Well - I always say that I would rather have a dose of the flu rather than a cold!

With the flu you feel shiite or on the verge of death for a few days then you pick up very quickly with a cold it drags you down then drags you down a a bit further then it drags on and on and on, wears you out then you start to get ulcers and the like.

Vitamin C? Absolulutly no evidence to support the claims about it helping with colds (old wives tails) Try and eat a good healthy diet - Porridge for breaky and pleanty of fresh veg and fruit (nanas are exstremely good for digestion and sugars to perk you up) Very little red meat and plenty of oily fish if you can face it.

Hope you feel better soon
#10
It sounds terrible, just hope you will be on the road to recovery soon.

Meanwhile, take it easy and get those around you to spoil you!

Get better soon. :friends:
#11
Yeh I'm same,I can't shake it off for long,this 3rd time I've got down with cold,head ache sore throat since about mid January.Usually I have a cold about 2-3 days but they lasting a week.I'm ok for a few days and back again. 1st time round I spent a day in bed but I've been managing to stay up other times.
Must def be something about it,also odd my children ain't got it,usually they catch something pass it round,just me getting it in here.My partner had odd sniffles but he takes alsorts like cold and flu drinks,various pain relief tabs and doens't get too bad. I won't take anything if I can help it.
#12
tinca

Vitamin C? Absolulutly no evidence to support the claims about it helping with colds (old wives tails) Try and eat a good healthy diet - Porridge for breaky and pleanty of fresh veg and fruit (nanas are exstremely good for digestion and sugars to perk you up) Very little red meat and plenty of oily fish if you can face ...

10:47 28 June 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Emma Young, Sydney
Regular doses of vitamin C will not prevent a cold in most people - though they might reduce its duration slightly, according to a major new review of existing research.
The idea that the vitamin can prevent and treat a cold became popular following the 1970 publication of Nobel laureate Linus Pauling's book, Vitamin C and the Common Cold. "Pauling's book was very influential. But I'm confident that the general population doesn't stand to gain any great benefit in terms of colds from taking regular doses," says Robert Douglas of the Australian National University in Canberra, who co-authored the review.
Douglas and Harri Hemilä of the University of Helsinki, Finland, considered 55 studies dating from 1940 to 2004. These studies compared the effect of at least 200 milligrams daily versus a placebo.
From 23 studies investigating prevention in the general population, the pair concluded that [COLOR="DarkRed"]regular doses of vitamin C do not reduce the risk of a cold. But they found the duration of any cold that did develop was shortened, though "only by about half a day in adults, and slightly more in children", [/COLOR]Douglas notes.
However, people suffering extreme physical stress through exertion or freezing temperatures did benefit substantially from taking vitamin C. Studies of skiers, soldiers and marathon runners suggest that regular vitamin C can slash their incidence of colds in half.
As I said - evidence points to it helping in recovery.

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