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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!
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!