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  1. Againsheila
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    Going into my forth day of a really, really bad cold, what kind of remedies do people out there have?

    I always forget, is it feed a fever and starve a cold, or starve a fever and feed a cold? I play it safe and just feed both.

    Right now I'm drinking green tea with a lot of honey in it to sooth my throat.

    What kind of home remedies do you people try?
     
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    Whisky, neat. Quite a bit.
     
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    Starve a fever, feed a cold.

    I use this book for home health purposes:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Rosemary-Gladstars-Family-Herbal-Vitality/dp/1580174256/ref=pd_cp_b_1?pf_rd_p=413864201&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1580171532&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1VQ2Z90KTE7EP5G1PTDM]Amazon.com: Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality: Rosemary Gladstar: Books[/ame]

    I make mega batches of the Super C Immunity Syrup to have on hand for colds/flu, and also make huge batches of the bottoms up salve, which works great on my kids' eczema.

    For a cold, try these common herbs that you might have around the house, in a tea:

    thyme
    chamomile
    hibiscus (think red zinger, it's a key ingredient in that).
    ginger
    basil


    Here is a list of some others: Top Herbs for Cold

    Also, add some lemon to your green tea, it is good for clearing mucus.
     
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    maybe when you are sick is not the time to starve or overfeed yourself...treat the syptoms and move on
     
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    I'm telling you, whisky will kick it...if it's a cold.

    4 days doesn't sound like a cold, though.
     
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    I take in a lot of fluids: tea, homemade chicken soup. Also, lots of showers to help with decongesting and to help with pain. A lot of moaning and whining helps as well. :)

    I hope you feel better.
     
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    Hey, I got the moaning and whining down, trust me, I want to die.....
     
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    You sound awful. Hope your hubby is willing to sympathize... I don't like to take pain killers, but Tylenol helps with the achiness. Sending you good wishes...
     
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    Drink a lot of antifreeze and the cold will go away.
     

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