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NOW CLOSED: Vote for your top sniffle-busting tip - and you could win £500 of Center Parcs vouchers!

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Feb-09 16:04:07

Hello. A while ago, all you lovely Mumsnetters gave us some brilliant tips for surviving winter colds and sniffles. Well, now we want to know which of those tips you think is the very best of all.

And, thanks to the very nice folk at Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues, everyone who votes for their top tip will be in with the chance to win £500 of Center Parcs vouchers.

All you need to do is check out the tips and then click on the link at the bottom to come back to this thread and post the name of the Mumsnetter whose tip you liked best. (Some Mumsnetters have got more than one tip on the list, so if you're voting for one of them, please specify tip 1 or tip 2).

All votes must be posted on this thread by the closing date: midnight on Tuesday 24th February. Good luck! smile

sherby Tue 03-Feb-09 17:52:19

I vote for TonyAlmeida

spudmasher Tue 03-Feb-09 17:52:49

zazen tip 2

RupertTheBear Tue 03-Feb-09 17:56:55


Jux Tue 03-Feb-09 18:10:55


(though I couldn't do it).

Suedonim Tue 03-Feb-09 18:38:04

I seem to have missed the thread asking for tips, which is a shame because my grandpa had a never-fail cure for colds. Just take a double dose of Senakot then you'll be too scared to either cough or sneeze! grin

DwayneDibbley Tue 03-Feb-09 19:10:08

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Flamesparrow Tue 03-Feb-09 19:19:33


mollyroger Tue 03-Feb-09 19:20:44

Frannyandzooey. She is right, Kiki Superfood tastes exactly like licking out the bottom of your fridge's veg compartment when you haven't cleaned it for three months.... but it does work!

tatty33 Tue 03-Feb-09 19:23:32

Habbibu - I get so cross with people at work/ toddler groups that are obviously sick and infectious. Selfish and ignorant,pah!

sorry, you really just wanted a name not a rant.

Wallace Tue 03-Feb-09 19:27:36


BoysAreLikeDogs Tue 03-Feb-09 19:31:21

Starlight Mckenzie

dramaqueen Tue 03-Feb-09 19:33:10

3littlefrogs (tip 2)

stardazzle Tue 03-Feb-09 19:34:21

this ones my fav

Go totally over the top with sympathy: cold compresses; special soft tissues; making sure they're warm enough at every opportunity; appearing to be genuinely worried and wondering aloud if you ought to call the doctors; stroking brow; asking in soothing tones 'How are you feeling now?' just slightly too often. Freaks. Them. Out. Never seen such a quick recovery. plantsitter

LeninGrad Tue 03-Feb-09 19:37:31

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jacobisaacsmum Tue 03-Feb-09 19:44:26


wuglet Tue 03-Feb-09 19:44:40

Thumbwitch tip 2

(DOI: GP grin)

LooptheLoop Tue 03-Feb-09 19:50:30

Hassled gets my vote.

babycino Tue 03-Feb-09 19:57:07

whomovedmychocolate tip1 -really must remember that....

NorthernOne Tue 03-Feb-09 19:57:21

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bodiddly Tue 03-Feb-09 19:57:44

wholovedmychocolate tip 1

FrazzledFairyFay Tue 03-Feb-09 19:58:55

Thumbwitch (tip 2)

pamplemousse Tue 03-Feb-09 20:01:56

Frannyand Zooey - made me lol!

LackaDAISYcal Tue 03-Feb-09 20:04:48

Plantsitter on dealing with man-flu ridden DPs grin

sfxmum Tue 03-Feb-09 20:05:36


including variations of working in social and healthcare I would say

Feenie Tue 03-Feb-09 20:06:03

Plantsitter - she made me laugh. I am going to try that one as soon as I can!

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