cure the dreaded "ah-choo!"

It was Sunday night when I detected something odd at the back of my throat, and I said out loud: "O boy...I think I'm coming down with a cold."

and I did. Despite all my attempts to prevent it(like gargling salt water and squirting salt water up my nose), I still woke up the next day with a nasty ache in my throat. Then I tried drinking Rooibos tea with honey and it eased the ache quite a bit--until I started sneezing every 5 minutes and tore through the kleenex box like a raccoon looking for candy. That night I had chicken soup noodles because that was all I could manage with a bad headache, and then a hot shower followed by a good night of sleep.

I'm doing everything right. I'm avoiding sugars because sugars cause phlegm build-up. I'm eating lots of fruits and veggies to replenish vitamin C. I'm drinking so much water I'm practically drowning...but like you and I both know, a cold, like bad tenants, lingers far longer than you'd expect and you can't do much except waiting it out. 

What about you? What helps you the most when you have a cold? Got a home remedy that you'd like to share? I'd love to get rid of the "ah-choo!" sooner!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i really just keep a positive attitude and tell myself im not gonna sick...it really works (though it sounds cheesy i know)
    my roommate used to use this herb called echinacea, it's in forms of pills (where you buy vitamins in a store) and she'd eat them whenever she feels a cold coming. it seem to work with her, but im afraid of taking unknown pills...as herbal as they may be..

    Posted on March 18, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

    Sisi Says:

    it doesnt sound cheesy at all!
    A few years ago I actually sat down and listened to relaxing music and imagined myself getting better and it realli worked.
    I'm not a big fan of echinacea I've taken them before and it doesnt seem to do anything...and u're right about not taking unknown pills...pills are pills even though they're herbal they still have side-effects...

    Posted on March 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

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