a reply to: sarra1833
Usually, in those type of situations, I will do the following:
1. The night before, take a hot shower, as long as you want. Clear any gunk from your nose while you're in there; that way, you will have a fighting
chance to breathing.
2. Get some kind of warm liquid inside you (Hot Cider works especially well, but I will also do tea). In my case, I spike the hot liquid with honey
(partially, this is done for...bathroom-related purposes, using the "better out than in" mentality; I'll leave it up to your imagination).
3. When you go to sleep, make sure that you have multiple layers that you can add or remove, depending on the temperature. Also, get to bed as early
as you can, because the alarm will come bright and early.
4. In the morning, another long, hot shower, and some more hot liquids (sans the honey, in my case...Don't need to go to work and run to the bathroom
every couple minutes).
5. Throughout the day, eat something, but only eat something that won't cause you to puke. I'd do something like toast, apple juice, or a pop like
Vernors or 7-up (these will calm down the stomach in small doses).
Also, I recently discovered that pine-needle tea helped a lot in one of my "home cure" tries. I don't recommend picking fresh, unless you can
identify the tree, because if you pick the wrong stuff (such as yew), then you'd be brewing a tea that could kill you.
Side note: I've never heard of Ginger Root tea - I should probably try this the next time I'm sick (I'll put up with the vomiting).