Comments on: How Do You Treat a Cold? http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:02:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: emma http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-521896 emma Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:33:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-521896 I’ve tried lots of remedies but so far this one wins hands down – I even made a micro guide on HowDo about it! The trick is the the chilli.
https://www.how.do/guide/magic-cold-remedy

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-519791 Anne Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:23:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-519791 For me, lots of water, hot tea with honey, and Benedryl. The Benedryl relieves itchy throat which helps keep coughing fits at bay.

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By: Karen in Ireland http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-519782 Karen in Ireland Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:05:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-519782 Urgh – nothing worse than head colds in summer. Top tip from me would be a saltwater inhaller! Place boiling water into a large bowl, add salt and lean over the bowl with the a towel drapped over the back of your head to create a steam tent of sorts, inhale deeply 3 times, come up for a breather and to more than likely have to cough/blow your nose and repeat a few times. Hope it helps and wishing you a speedy recovery.

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By: Mina http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-518901 Mina Mon, 08 Jul 2013 01:19:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-518901 As soon as I feel a cold coming on, I go to Smoothie King and get the Immunity Booster strawberry banana smoothie – 32 oz. It tastes amazing and it always prevents my cold from worsening. : )

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By: April Coulson http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-518878 April Coulson Mon, 08 Jul 2013 01:09:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-518878 We don’t get colds since we started using essential oils! They are 50 times more powerful than herbs and they can pass through cell walls to where viruses reside (abx cannot do that!) At the first sign we just put one drop of doTerra Breathe or OnGuard essential oil blend in our hands, rub together, and inhale. You could also put a few drops in a diffuser. Works like a charm!

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By: How Do You Treat a Cold? | Short Cut Blog http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-518059 How Do You Treat a Cold? | Short Cut Blog Sun, 07 Jul 2013 09:24:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-518059 [...] Read More: How Do You Treat a Cold? [...]

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By: Leslie R. http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516804 Leslie R. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 02:38:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516804 I have this tonic recipe (http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/2013/01/flu-shots-how-to-make-a-flu-prevention-tonic.html) that knocks it out in a few hours. The key is to have it on hand and then start taking it at the first sign of a cold. If you start in the morning the cold is gone in the evening. If I feel a cold coming on, I take 1 oz. in the morning and 1 oz. in the evening. The next day ~ cold gone. It won’t work for this cold, but it will surely help when the next one strikes.

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By: Aimee http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516733 Aimee Sat, 06 Jul 2013 01:23:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516733 We go to the chiropractor! I had a nasty head cold a while back and she massaged my sinuses, tapped them and adjusted my neck. I was so stopped up I had a bad head ache from it but it totally went away after only two visit. With the help of course of many an herbal tea and eating right as has been recommended above. But just do your research if you go herbal find the proper dosage for herbs, and how to take it, what to avoid (sugars, dairy, fatty foods even OJ ) all are counter productive to any natural remedies.

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516729 Marille Sat, 06 Jul 2013 01:21:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516729 I go for a multi-prong approach: meds, tea and liquids (including gargling with warm salt water), and as much extra rest as I can get. I don’t think I get better any faster, but I feel better knowing I’ve done everything I can to take care of myself and be comfortable.

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By: Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516530 Kelly Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:55:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516530 When I feel the first tiny hint of something coming on (for me it’s usually in my throat) I squeeze some fresh lemon juice into a glass of warm water and drink it. It seems to stop the cold before it starts. If you already have a real sore throat, however, don’t do it – it hurts! I used some of friend’s DoTerra OnGuard oil last time I felt something coming and just rubbed a little in my mouth back toward my throat (chased with water) and that worked too. But the lemon is cheap and effective!

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By: Makayla Sampson http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516456 Makayla Sampson Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:58:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516456 I also get colds if I don’t get enough sleep. My husband and I make a tea with hot water, 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Also, I take Advil every 4 hours for a couple of days. Advil reduces inflamation in the body. For me, its the miracle drug of over the counter medicines. I also take extra Vit. C and get more sleep than normal. I do all of the above as soon as any cold symptom starts, and these steps usually help me to feel better in just a couple of days.

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By: Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516440 Leslie Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:40:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516440 I have the same issue w/ sleep and colds!! It’s like a guarantee that I will get a sore throat after a few nights of sucky sleep. Lemon Zinger tea w/ honey for me and Advil Cold & Sinus (generic) gets me through the day w/ kids or work. Feel better :)

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By: helena http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516390 helena Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:56:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516390 We always get a sore throat first. Last time, my husband gargled oregano oil (intense, spicy stuff) and the sore throat went away and he never got sick. The next time he was too scared to gargle it and a cold came.

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By: jo http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516270 jo Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:40:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516270 lots of water, vitamin c, umcka, echinacea, and herbal tea with honey in it. and zicam works wonders for me. if i take it when i’m starting to get a cold, i either don’t get one or i do get one, but it’s not very bad at all.

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By: Megan M. http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516211 Megan M. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:44:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516211 I’m sick, too. :( It’s going away now but the first two days were AWFUL and felt like the flu. I tend to stock up on Kleenex and cold meds, but I always end up disappointed because cold meds don’t help!

I take a lot of vitamin C and use a neti pot at least once a day, sometimes twice. I love my neti pot. I had to get one when I was pregnant and I swear it is a miracle worker. It’s the only thing that clears up the congestion. There’s also a recipe floating around Pinterest for some kind of lemon-ginger drink… I’ve been wanting to try that.

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-516007 Laura Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:30:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-516007 In addition to what everyone else has suggested (tea with honey, rest, netty pot, big doses of D, C, and zinc) I have to recommend Fisherman’s Friend drops. Don’t know if they have them in France, but wow, at the slightest sore throat, one of those little drops works really well. Summer colds are the worst, they see to last the longest. Feel better soon!

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By: Artnam http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-515979 Artnam Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:12:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-515979 Echinacea extract, zinc, vitamin C and garlic are the home remedies I swear by but what *really* works is Accupuncture! If I feel a cold or sickness coming on I try to get myself to Accupuncture ASAP and it often stops the cold before it really starts. Not sure if that’s an option in Normandy but here in Oakland (!) it’s available at my local community Accupuncture clinic. Book online, pay $15-$40 (sliding scale) – so accessible and heavenly. When you arrive, you should check out Oakland Accupunture Project – my family’s stay-health secret :-)

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By: Tracy http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-515959 Tracy Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:55:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-515959 Oh, what a bummer!! I was just feeling the beginning stage of a cold on Wednesday. (Same – the 3 prior days I hardly got any sleep). Here’s my go-to to nip it:
Elderberry extract, 2 tsp every 3-4 hours
Hot water with lemon and honey
I take my Zyrtec
Umcka chewable tablets
Sleep. More sleep. On Wednesday, I took two naps.

It seems to have worked. I’m hoping you feel MUCH better soon!! Thanks for all you share here :-).

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-515888 Heidi Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:03:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-515888 So sorry you’re not feeling well! I also do what Amy3 suggests – hot water with half a freshly squeezed lemon, and a couple teaspoons of honey. When my 3 year old is sick, I make him this (to keep him away from dairy since that seems to make his congestion worse), and we call it “Berenstain Bear juice” – like the books. :-) For me, I usually add a teaspoon or two of cinnamon since that’s supposed to have quite a few health benefits too! Hope you get better quickly!

p.s. I shared last month that we had also put an offer on a house in the Loire Valley! We’ve got our preliminary signing date for 7/26 and the “final act” on October 4th! Can’t wait! Hope all is going well with your lovely old cottage!

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-do-you-treat-a-cold/comment-page-1/#comment-515865 Amy3 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:43:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38425#comment-515865 Sorry you’re not feeling well. I hope it passes quickly.

I voted tea w/ honey, but what I really do is hot water w/ honey and lemon juice. That always makes me feel better.

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