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Old 12-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #21
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I don't know about the ginger tea part, as I've never had it....but I know that spicy food sure works wonders for me!!! And I've never seen any of my Mexican friends with a cold. Ingesting all that capsaicin must burn the guts out of all those nasty cold germs!!!
I just went to lunch with Frank and ordered a HUGE bowl of hot seafood gumbo, heavy on the Cajun spices. I hope it works! This cold/virus/whatever is going to my ears, which almost never happens to me. My hearing is diminishing. This morning I slept an extra 2-3 hours, and I'm sleepy again already.

I told him I am sick, but he seems to think he won't catch this bug.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:51 PM   #22
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I just discovered Zicam. It is supposed to cut the duration of a cold if you start it when you have the first signs. I have tried it twice in the last year and it worked very well. My cold was gone within three days both times. It comes in several different forms. It comes as a lozenge that is supposed to melt in your mouth. It is the most horrible tasting thing I have ever tasted, unless you have a cold and can't taste anything anyway! You can also get it in a nose swab and nasal spray. I recommend the swab. I keep a stock of cold medicine and Zicam.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #23
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I just discovered Zicam. It is supposed to cut the duration of a cold if you start it when you have the first signs. I have tried it twice in the last year and it worked very well. My cold was gone within three days both times. It comes in several different forms. It comes as a lozenge that is supposed to melt in your mouth. It is the most horrible tasting thing I have ever tasted, unless you have a cold and can't taste anything anyway! You can also get it in a nose swab and nasal spray. I recommend the swab. I keep a stock of cold medicine and Zicam.
The active ingredient is "Zincum Gluconium". ie. Zinc.
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this may sound a little crazy, but kleenex or paper napkins kept in the pockets of your coats and ALWAYS used to protect your hands when opening public door handles and turning knobs is by far the best prevention method I use. i use anything but my bare hands to open a public door.
picture a sick person sneezing into their hand and then using same hand to open the door. then poor unsuspecting you enters next. then your nose itches...and that's all she wrote.
i used to get sick all the time, but since i adopted this prevention habit, it is rare that i pick up a bug.
hot green tea and honey is the fluid of choice for recovery.
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I like NQ knocks you out so you just sleep through the whole process. Oh then drink plenty of water and tea
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #27
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Orange juice, lots and lots of orange juice. Vitamin C, fiber, and fluid, all in one tasty drink!
If wat a nurse once told me is correct, pure orange juice is "hypertonic",
meaning it contains more solutes than body fluids, and thus it will
dehydrate you. She said to dilute my OJ, and since then I do it 1:1
or so and it tastes better to me like that now.
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