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What's your Failsafe Cold Remedy?

(10 Posts)
blue2 Sun 07-Oct-12 16:29:36

I am feeling very sorry for myself atm; I have the cold from hell, and on day 4 (today) I am still streaming - nose and eyes! There is no sign that its shifting...

Neither Daynurse, Nightnurse, Lemsip or Sudafed touch it.

I have a posh 'do' on Tuesday night and need to try and feel (and look) vaguely normal

Any suggestions - am happy to go for the "full drugs" option or the natural one (Suspect I'll just go for both!)

SecretCervix Sun 07-Oct-12 16:34:42

I have a feeling I am going to come down with one in a couple of days. I'm pregnant though so can't really do the full drugs option, so hoping someone comes along with a pregnancy safe method!

cocolepew Sun 07-Oct-12 16:36:25

Vicks. Smeared all over face and throat at bedtime.

mamalovesmojitos Sun 07-Oct-12 16:38:35

Take nurofen colds and flu, not just once but for a couple of days. Lots of fresh juice (carrot, spinach, apple etc.). Lots of water. Soft tissues so your nose isn't red. Have a hot whiskey tonight with the juice of 2 lemons and wrap up really warm before bed. Fluids and rest!

mamalovesmojitos Sun 07-Oct-12 16:41:29

Oh and steaming always gives me some relief

bigbluebus Sun 07-Oct-12 18:03:50

Lem Sip Max Strength night and day capsules usually work in this household! We are also big fans of Olbas oil to open up the airways.

Vix07 Sun 07-Oct-12 18:07:15

Hot Toddy. Loads of whisky, lemon & nutmeg - really helps sweat it out!

blue2 Sun 07-Oct-12 18:08:08

Thanks for all your suggestions so far. I may go and dig out some Vicks or Olbas Oil. I'm sure I have some somewhere.

I'll go and hunt out some Nurofen for Colds and Flu. I tend to go for the paracetamol versions, but as they haven't worked - I may as well try something else.

mamalovesmojitos Mon 08-Oct-12 20:10:06

Hope you're feeling better smile.

MadgeHarvey Mon 08-Oct-12 21:16:13

I've not had a cold for years (and if that doesn't bring one on by tomorrow I don't know what will!) but someone once told me to 'sweat the bugger out' at the first sign. I take the maximum dose of painkillers, OD on those fizzy Echinacea tablets, pile on extra blankets and right before bed take a hefty slug of Night Nurse. It's always worked!

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