Why are human beings still ...  

PillsburyCodeBoy 60M
479 posts
9/8/2005 6:24 am

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Why are human beings still ...

... getting colds?

All week I've had what Ned Flanders on The Simpsons would call a wang-dang-diddly-doozie of a cold. The kind that makes my every waking moment miserable but doesn't incapacitate me enough to keep me in bed.

I was so sure that by the time the calendar year hit 2000, I'd be living the life of George Jetson: driving my flying car to work every morning, having a robot maid to clean my house and take my talking dog to speech therapy. And I wouldn't be having colds anymore. They'd have found a cure for that by now.

As part of my health regimen of the last few years, I've discovered that the fewer medicines I take for a cold, the quicker I get over it. As if to drive the point home, on Tuesday I took one Sudafed, and after about 15 minutes, I went on a nonstop sneezing jag that lasted an hour. I'm hereby officially swearing off anything stronger than ibuprofen when I have a cold.

I'm still open to natural remedies, though. I'd love to hear your suggestions. What do you take for a cold?

rm_pootle47 58F

9/8/2005 12:58 pm

All I take for a cold is paracetamol for the headache, so that I can get a good night's sleep. I might sit over a bowl of hot water and inhale some steam to clear the tubes but I don't stick anything in the water because I think that just inflames the membranes.

Basically I do all I can to let my system fight the virus on it's own. I'm pretty sure some of these cold cures must inhibit the immune system.

Sleep, steam and lots of fluids.

rm_pootle47 58F

9/8/2005 12:58 pm

And feel better soon Sweetie. xx

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
9/8/2005 1:21 pm

I rarely get sick.
Chamomile tea, just as a comfort.
Chicken soup for placebo effect.
Get well soon.

rm_beaujelais 59F

9/8/2005 3:36 pm

Drink lots of water ...
use a saline nose spray, zinc,
and get lots of rest.

bemusedgoddess 52M/48F  
71 posts
9/9/2005 9:41 am

Odourless Garlic, Echinacea & Goldenseal Blend, Herbal teas, like Chamomile mentioned above,and very little foods high in sugars--Bacteria and Viruses love sugar...Don't feed the little buggers! Seriously Pill, I really went hard with that combo--and my flu/chest infection has virtually disappeared...I would have been much, much worse--I know it. Take care Babe, try these and see if they work for you!

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
9/10/2005 2:50 pm

I have recently started using natural remedies for different things and I swear by them, for the most part.


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