posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by jumpingbeanz
Explanation: Ginger, Garlic, Honey and Tea! Chew some sage and mint!
Also brush your teeth very well and get right back up behind the molars!
Hot showers and blow all the crud ect out of your sinuses! If you can brave it, then use alternating blasts of hot and cold [about 30secs each] a
couple of times each [finish with warm water]. Note: run your hot water first until its hot and the pressure is LOW... then turn on cold water until
the pressure increases and the temperature drops to an acceptable level for you so as to be able to have the longest shower possible!
Gargle a mild saline solution! Spit, Don't swallow!
Drink some apple cider vinegar [not too much! 50mls is heaps]!
Keep warm and well hydrated! Soups work a treat!
Get somebody to give your feet [yes your feet], back, neck and head a rub! [usually makes me cough so tissues and a bucket might be useful]
Massage your own throat, chest and under your collar bone often!
Keep all three types of pain medications on hand for emergencies! i.e aspirin, paracetemol and ibroprofen! [unless allergic!]
Reduce [don't go cold turkey] intake of anything like ciggarettes ect!
Vicks vapour rub on chest overnight when sleeping and as required!
Vitamin C is of course an imperative, but don't forget Vitamin B12 as it helps maintain your brains cognitive capacity!
Personal Disclosure: All the above in conjunction with each other help me face the world with my head held high whilst I feel like crawling into a
dark hole and dying! I hope that helps and I hope you get well very soon!