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    Common Cold remedies that really work

    Ive got a horrible cold at the moment grrrr anyone got any proven remedies....:oops:

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    Cutting ya head off?

    There are no remedies against the common cold, mainly because the virus changes shape every year so there are no 'antibodies' which know how to fight it straight away, hence if we made a vaccine this year, it wouldnt work next year.

    Tomm stop being logical and just sprout some rubbish!

    Banned

    no remedies, apart from try to eat healthily and drink plenty, the healthier you are the easier it is to fight off

    Drinking orange juice every day will help you getting one, but in your condition, you will have to sit it out :giggle:

    Also colds work in 3, 3 day cycles, the first 3 days you get it, the next 3 days you have it and the last 3 days it goes so that on the 10th day it is gone. Don't count the cough you have afterwards as this is not part of the cold cycle. :whistling:

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    i did say remedies..... i was told about vitamin c tablets but i hav'nt got any so ive just had a carton of Tropicana (vitamin c = 300mg per carton) do you think this will work

    ryancs

    i did say remedies..... i was told about vitamin c tablets but i hav'nt … i did say remedies..... i was told about vitamin c tablets but i hav'nt got any so ive just had a carton of Tropicana (vitamin c = 300mg per carton) do you think this will work


    Worth a shot, some vitamin c is better than none.

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    hmmm what else has a high concentration of Vc

    On a serious note though, ( i aint normally serious!) but i always have boiled lemonade with a teaspoon of honey in....soothes the throat and stops the nasal congestion.

    Aye - not too grand meself - lemsip is good though

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    Lulu'sMammy

    On a serious note though, ( i aint normally serious!) but i always have … On a serious note though, ( i aint normally serious!) but i always have boiled lemonade with a teaspoon of honey in....soothes the throat and stops the nasal congestion.


    ssoo i put lemonade in a pan heat till boiling then add honey right?

    Put in microwave for one minute,or until hot, with a spoon of honey in...take it out of microwave and wallah!

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    Lulu'sMammy

    Put in microwave for one minute,or until hot, with a spoon of honey … Put in microwave for one minute,or until hot, with a spoon of honey in...take it out of microwave and wallah!


    Thanks Dr.Lulu'sMammy

    No worries chikka, hope your well soon x

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    Here we go bottoms up:o


    Edit: Yuck...

    Have ya downed it?

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    Lulu'sMammy

    Have ya downed it?


    No i couldnt its not exactly the best flavour:p

    Good, sip it.

    Boots Cold Capsules (day and night versions available) - not a remedy but kill the symptoms fairly well for me
    and I have heard that vitamin tablets vary in strength and quality but not necessarily in direct comparison to the price. I do a multi vit from Tesco value range when i remember (AND not ive just sneezed!!!! Thanks guys! LOL)

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    im going to try this one tomorrow seems easy and i have everything
    1. Boil some water and fill a mug 3/4 of the way up.
    2. Stir in a generous tablespoon of natural honey.
    3. Squeeze in half a fresh lemon.
    4. Optionally add 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar.
    5. Stir well, and allow to cool for a few minutes.

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    Aquatic

    Boots Cold Capsules (day and night versions available) - not a remedy but … Boots Cold Capsules (day and night versions available) - not a remedy but kill the symptoms fairly well for meand I have heard that vitamin tablets vary in strength and quality but not necessarily in direct comparison to the price. I do a multi vit from Tesco value range when i remember (AND not ive just sneezed!!!! Thanks guys! LOL)


    Is this the sort of thing
    boots.com/sho…385

    same as what ive just said more or less....the lemon and sugar...all in lemonade

    Just neck some paracetamol and ibuprofen and go to bed.

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    Syzable

    Just neck some paracetamol and ibuprofen and go to bed.


    i think im just going to go to bed. Night everyone and thanks for all your help lulu and others:thumbsup:

    good drop of whisky, add some lemon juice and hot water and sugar -take 2 paracetamals with it and go to bed ! Works for me !

    on a quick note - Kiwi fruits have more vitamin C in them than an orange, just to bring your levels up! agree with Lulus.Mammy that warmed lemonade is good, even if it doesn't work there is something comforting about it x

    Boiling a kettle and filling a bowl with the water and then put your face down in it with a towel over you always seems to make me feel a bit better when i've got a stinking cold, not sure if it's just psychological or not though!

    I can't drink Lemsips or anything like that, they make me want to vomit :giggle:

    Money Spinning

    Boiling a kettle and filling a bowl with the water and then put your face … Boiling a kettle and filling a bowl with the water and then put your face down in it with a towel over you



    Ouch..............face in boiling water. :? :whistling:

    Not actually touching the water you fool :giggle:

    ...brief word of caution...check the active ingredients if taking a 'preparation' as well as paracetomol. Medication like Lemsip, already contain paracetomol, so you could be doubling your dosage.

    Drink alot ALOT of orange juice

    Take echinacea ... when you feel a cold coming on :-)

    ryancs

    Is this the sort of … Is this the sort of thinghttp://www.boots.com/shop/product_details.jsp?productid=1077325&classificationid=1046385



    this doesnt show anything but ive jsut got the box out and it says
    Boots Pharmacy Day cold and flu relief capsules. contains paracetamol, pholcodine, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride!and allura red (e129)

    Like I said before - it works for me - i take it night times to help me breath and therefore sleep - I dont do the night ones for the simple fact I only buy the day ones.

    get ya botty to asda and buy the high strength soluable vit c tabs.
    Take them regular though.

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    pcnutta

    get ya botty to asda and buy the high strength soluable vit c tabs.Take … get ya botty to asda and buy the high strength soluable vit c tabs.Take them regular though.


    Bought some today Thanks

    How was your trip to bristol btw

    i didnt manage to go, something with work came up:x however other half went and ran the marathon for cocos charity. He did really well.

    Drink plenty of water is no1!

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    pcnutta

    i didnt manage to go, something with work came up:x however other half … i didnt manage to go, something with work came up:x however other half went and ran the marathon for cocos charity. He did really well.


    Aww well done:thumbsup: Shame you could'nt make it

    Drink plenty of water is no1!


    Sure thing im drinking loads of water and orange juice plus the vit c tablets...

    To ease a sore throat, cough and hiccups! Mint toffee works wonders! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    mmmm Mint Toffee *Drool*;-)

    I know yummmmyyyy....but it really does work for colds too
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