Most of you know that I am sick because I sound funny on air. I really would like to enjoy my sleep and most of all, I would LOVE to be able to breathe through my nose. My lips are dry and I can't drink enough water to make my mouth not dry. I've been getting text from you on how to get rid of my cold or whatever it is. I swear I've tried everything but I did find steps to get rid of a cold.
Take herb echinacea or vitamin C or zinc. These could help reduce the length of the cold.
One should probably take these everyday. I should listen to my Grandma she did say to take my vitamin C.
Take a supplement such as edlerberry or aconitum. Elderberry, also known as edler, is sold commercially as extract called Sambucol. According to the University of Maryland, Sambucol has been shown to reduce cold symptoms by three days.
I am on day 5 so I know for next time to take some Sambucol when I have my first symptom.
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as acetaminophen for headaches or body aches.
Advil is taking care of that for me!
Take and over-the-counter decongestant or an over-the-counter decongestant nasal spray to reduce congestion and enable better breathing.
I am taking Dayquil and nasal sprays make my nose bleed so that will not work.
Take and over-the-counter cough syrup if you have a cough associated with a cold.
I cannot stand the taste of cough syrup. I would probably not keep the cough syrup down.
Drink fluids such as water, juice or warm tea to avoid dehydration from fever or your body's production of mucus.
I feel like I'm drinking something all the time and it's still not good enough.
Rest as much as you can. If possible, stay home from work or school to allow your body to rest and regain its strength to fight off the virus. Many people (like me) go days without resting and by the time they take off from work, the cold has gotten much worse.
Hehehehe! That is totally me. Yesterday was the first day I laid in bed all day. I didn't sleep because it was hard to breathe but I at least did nothing all day. My boss was nice to let me lay low yesterday.
Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm tea with lemon or honey for a sore throat.
From all the drainage my throat is sore. The warm tea feels awesome but only after I drink the tea and it still hurts after.
Cannot believe I'm showing everyone this but this is how I looked all day. My Dad laughed at me when he saw me today. Oh well, you have to do what you have to do and I'm sure we've all done this at some point in our life!
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