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Bad cold ... can I take anything apart from paracetamol?

(10 Posts)
Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 19:11:50

Am bunged up, headache, sore throat ...


PetitFilou1 Sat 12-Jul-08 19:13:13

No - definitely no decongestant. You can still get comfort from a mug of hot ribena though...

katpotat Sat 12-Jul-08 19:15:03

No - Try hot orange juice with honey though this helped a bit when I was in the same boat. Hope you feel better soon smile

Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 19:15:23




Can I use vaporub?

belgo Sat 12-Jul-08 19:15:25

honey on it's own or in warm milk is very good for sore throats. Tunes cough sweets. get well soon!

Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 19:25:51


shall send DH for some tunes, honey and lemons

ellielou02 Sat 12-Jul-08 19:52:30

Hi Litterbug I like to drink fresh lemon tea with some honey I feel it definately clears my head a bit Had a bad cold last week so know how you are feeling.

Legoleia Sat 12-Jul-08 19:54:43


Snort it all you want!

expatinscotland Sat 12-Jul-08 20:00:35

SteriMar. Use it to irrigate your nostrils.

It's just saline and you can get it at the chemist.

Olbas oil.

Hot water with fresh lemon squeezed in and honey.

katpotat Sat 12-Jul-08 20:11:55

Oh I forgot about Olbas's good grin

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