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How to stop a cold in it's tracks?

(7 Posts)
WhoeverYouWantMeToBe Thu 06-Nov-14 10:25:30

Urgh, two of my close colleagues have come down with a cold this week and today I have the dreaded scratchy throat which means I'm likely to be the next victim........Is there ANYTHING I can do now to ward it off? I dont want to be ill over the weekend!!

Metalhead Thu 06-Nov-14 11:17:00

Try Vicks First Defence. It hurst your nose but usually works for me, at least for a while (I often get another cold a week or so later instead).

WhoeverYouWantMeToBe Thu 06-Nov-14 13:08:55

Thankyou, I have some at home will dose up later!

DayLillie Thu 06-Nov-14 13:14:21

Ibuprofen and lots of warm drinks works for me (I think, but then maybe I wasn't going to get the cold anyway hmm )

Kittykat7 Thu 06-Nov-14 17:40:19

Echinacea is supposed to lessen the severity. Take zinc & 1000mg Vit C.
Hope you feel better soon.

meglet Thu 06-Nov-14 17:45:18

Green tea, vits, early night even if it means pre-prepared supper and ignoring housework.

avagosling Fri 07-Nov-14 11:19:07

Echinacea tincture, and definitely a good probiotic, gut bacteria are 70% of your immunity!

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