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630047 tn?1289248521

Home remedies

Ok, I don't know how many of us are battling with head colds this winter....But I am....And I'm losing this battle.....Anyone out there have and home rememdies they want to share?
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681888 tn?1272922309
what about going to bed and getting plenty of you know what lol...that will keep you nice and warm ,....you will soon forget about your head cold ,.lol.......
and it wont even cost you ,lol......lol.....
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172023 tn?1334672284
When I'm getting a cold, I swear by Airborne.  It usually seems to prevent the cold from developing.
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460185 tn?1326077772
Chinese clear-colored gel called "Ping" is very effective.  So is spending the winter in Hawaii.


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599170 tn?1300973893
theres a new product  or rather item called a nedi-pod it looks like  a childs platic blue tea pot..it comes with several packets of saline..you open one pac of saline solutine put into nedi pod;;;fill to fill line with very warm h20,,,,put cap on ndei pod shake well,,,stand over sink insert teapot like spout into one nostril breathe through mouth  tilt head side ways the saline water will travel through your sinus cavitys what comes out the other nostril is not so pretty to look at  but I swear by it it really works it totally cleans out sinus cavity does not feel any more uncomfortable than the feeling you get when swimming and water goes up nose    in fact getting rid of the plugs of uckies feels great.  cost about ten dollars
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535822 tn?1443976780
Does the chicken soup theory really work?
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13167 tn?1327194124
I agree with the spicy food eaters - for me,  it's chinese hot and sour soup.

Get a large bowl of it,  take out from a local chinese restaurant,  and heat some up in the microwave to drink throughout the day.  I can feel my nose running now.  ;D
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IF ITS JUST A HEAD  COLD..IF YOU BEEN TO THE DOCKTERS..YOU CAN GO TO THE STORE ITS NOT REAL HOGH IN COST..A ANTI HISTAMINE WILL HELP DRY THAT UP FAST..GUARNTEE IT......DRINK CLEAR LIQUIDS..AND CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP..BUT YOU HAVE TO EAT..GET GATERAID..I DRINK 1 EVERYDAY IF NEEDED OR NOT....GET WELL  JAMES
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606078 tn?1247264553
  My Cherokee grandmother left her writings of Native American home remedies. I've used a lot of them and they do work. Here is one for colds.

Boneset.
Boneset tea was one of the most frequently used home remedies during the last century. The Menominees used it to reduce fever; the Alabamas, to relive stomachache; the Creeks, for body pain; the Iroquois and the Mohegans, for fever and colds.


gentle hugs
Angel
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Avatar universal
Eat a tsp. of red pepper for the head, clears it out in a heartbeat. Onion works too. Then take a short glass of bourbon or skotch whiskey, drink it and wa`la, all better!
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483733 tn?1326798446
One of my dear friends from the Ovarian Cancer forum, Jan, swears by coating your feet with Vicks Vaporub and putting on socks.  It does work!  Agree that keeping the passages moist and partaking of hot and spicy things helps.  Sleep and rest.  The more you fight it I find the longer it lasts.  Give in and rest all you can and it will go sooner.
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535822 tn?1443976780
yup hot toddy...
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598766 tn?1316991546
This always works for me if I have a really bad cold and can't get rid, but you can only take it if your not on any other medications and you will need to rest up the next day.

Mix up 1 teaspoon of honey with a half mug of hot water and add a measure of whisky.
Take at night before you go to bed.

As I said it works for me, but I don't use it often mainly because I don't like whisky and I don't often drink but when I have one of those kick arse colds that just won't budge and needs a kick arse remedy if you know what I mean, it does the trick.
But ofcorse please don't take this if you are on any oral medications.

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424549 tn?1308515502
Um, me and tbs and ts...... I did mean a teaspoon-full honey, not a kicking tablespoon :-p
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424549 tn?1308515502
Hiya,

My cure for those bad headcolds are usually home made tea on a few spices from the spice-shelf. I don't know how much they really cure a cold, that has to take its time (3 days bad, 3 days back), but at least it lingers the stuffed system a bit:

1 cup boiling hot water,
1 tbs honey
3 spikes of clove

and a few knifetips of
turmeric, chilli & ginger

Turmeric easily gets bitter but I've found it helps. The hot chilli opens up a whole lot but the best time to have that in tea is when you actually have no tastebuds.

I fancy the steam. Cover up, inhale steam from hot water & eucalyptus...

Most of all: Get well soon.
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277836 tn?1359666174
Sit in a steaming shower that will help open your head if its stopped up..
use saline to help moist your sinuses
get some rest!!
Soup always seems to help me (chicken noodle)
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