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Sun Nov 26, 2017, 04:57 PM

OK, and just damn it.......terrible sore throat...

Been gargling with apple cider and taking that Zicam, http://www.zicam.com. So far still sore, and now just starting to cough. Damn it. I DON'T WANT TO BE SICK. Anyone else get their winter cold?? I just hoping it's not the flu. Ugh.......

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Reply OK, and just damn it.......terrible sore throat... (Original post)
a kennedy Nov 2017 OP
GreenPartyVoter Nov 2017 #1
a kennedy Nov 2017 #2
GreenPartyVoter Nov 2017 #3
Skittles Nov 2017 #4
a kennedy Nov 2017 #6
Skittles Nov 2017 #8
OnDoutside Nov 2017 #5
a kennedy Nov 2017 #7
OnDoutside Nov 2017 #11
NightWatcher Nov 2017 #9
a kennedy Nov 2017 #14
safeinOhio Nov 2017 #10
a kennedy Nov 2017 #16
safeinOhio Nov 2017 #22
a kennedy Nov 2017 #23
a kennedy Nov 2017 #24
safeinOhio Nov 2017 #25
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2017 #12
a kennedy Nov 2017 #17
UTUSN Nov 2017 #13
a kennedy Nov 2017 #18
UTUSN Nov 2017 #20
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2017 #30
a kennedy Nov 2017 #31
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2017 #32
Kali Nov 2017 #39
Freddie Nov 2017 #15
a kennedy Nov 2017 #19
northoftheborder Nov 2017 #21
still_one Nov 2017 #26
a kennedy Nov 2017 #29
3catwoman3 Nov 2017 #33
a kennedy Nov 2017 #34
DangerousUrNot Nov 2017 #27
fierywoman Nov 2017 #28
Iggo Nov 2017 #36
fierywoman Nov 2017 #37
Iggo Nov 2017 #35
Cracklin Charlie Nov 2017 #38

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:00 PM

1. Get well soon!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:02 PM

2. Thank you.......

worst time of the year for being sick. Hope this Zicam works......at least to just shorten the duration.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:02 PM

3. Hope you knock it right out!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:04 PM

4. I know the feeling

I haven't had a cold in five years and feel like I am due....I am one of those people, I don't get sick often but when I do it slams me HARD.

Take it easy.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:12 PM

6. Thank you.......actually looking forward to my hot tottie......

Husband makes some concoction with warmed brandy, and I just sip it and it does help me sleep......might be heading for bed earlier tonight.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:14 PM

8. that sounds like a plan!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:07 PM

5. It's the season unfortunately. I'm taking antibiotics for

An infected sinus, though it maybe tooth related and I may have to have a root canal done. Ugh.

My son had tonsillitis last week and initially was given a child's dose of antibiotics, so while he didn't worsen, he didn't improve. 3 days of that before they figured it out that it wasnt enough, and the following day he really picked up.


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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:14 PM

7. Oooooooo, infected sinus?? that sounds bad......

Good luck with the root canal if you have to have that done.......

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:36 PM

11. Thanks much appreciated.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:18 PM

9. I'm gargling with hot, salty water. It sucks but it helps

I'm in the same boat with you.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:41 PM

14. I feel for you.....

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:22 PM

10. Two things that work for me.

Sinus, grab a Nettee pot at the RX store.

Soar throat. I take an eighth of a tea spoon of cayenne pepper. Swish it around in about 2 oz of cold water. Toss it in to the back of your throat and swallow. Gone.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:46 PM

16. I read that cayenne was good........I might just have to give that a try.....

Thank you.....and will let you know. Itís still sore, waiting for the apple vinegar to kick in.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 07:48 PM

22. Don't swish it around in your mouth.

Just slug it down.. You get a very warm feeling in your throat and it feels better right away. I've been doing that for almost 50 years.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 08:32 PM

23. ok, im doing it.......

Now, if I can just find it in my seasoning area.........here it is.... gonna eat first, and then give it a try. And thanks.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #22)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 08:52 PM

24. Ok, ok, just swallowed it.....and youre not kidding warm all the way down.....

my nose is dripping now. Ha ha......and my husband just asked me, can you recommend a knee fix??? He wonít get it replaced for a couple more years, itís not bad enough. Just thought Iíd throw that in.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 09:58 PM

25. Im in the boat

on the knee thing.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 05:57 PM

12. There's no good time for a cold.

Try sage tea gargle for a sore throat..directions on the web. I swear by it, really helps rather quickly.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:47 PM

17. I need fast......

Thank you.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:19 PM

13. Sounds like a cold, like what I've got. Signs of hope 4th day.

Started Wed with a cough that intensified all night. Plus spitting up. Thurs morn my throat was burning, plus headache. Still cooked my mother's holiday recipies, and otherwise no bodily probs. But to bed three days, still fiend coughing. Got theraflu that covered all the bases plus expectorant. Next prob rib cage muscle pain, don't know if from coughing or expectorant, stopped after three doses. Today, fourth day, rib pain much gone, still coughing but throat better, still spitting up.

Sound familiar? Yay, not flu!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:55 PM

18. Holy crap you had this for Thanksgiving??? and still did all the work???

God love ya. Wow..... So glad you ARE getting through it.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 07:14 PM

20. Thanks & good wishes for you. The rest of the bod was in its own thing

And I'm DU-ing from regular happy hour

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:45 PM

30. My partner and I were on the same schedule as UTUSN

unsusual for my partner and I to get sick together but we both got a slight hint Tuesday and by Wednesday night driving to his parents we were both full blown colds.

I stayed in bed for thanksgiving and he went to our inlaws for a couple hours. He brought me back food so I made out.

My partner is a BIG believer in the zicam and airborn. He's been shoving that stuff down my through since Tuesday.

I'm a believer now. The zicam/zinc really does lessen the severity.

We had to drive home thanksgiving night but I was in no condition to drive 3 hours.

My partner was more diligent and recovered a little faster. We both worked Friday and he helped me with work Saturday.

I didn't take any zinc Friday as I thought you just took it at onset. The boyfriend set me straight and has been forcing zicam on me all weekend.

I was probably 80% by Saturday and 90% today.

For me, I think the zinc keeps the cold from moving deep in my chest. I've still got a bit of a cough but not too bad.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:53 PM

31. This is great news....Zicam is supposed to lessen the symptoms of the cold.....

So glad you agree with itís positive results. and gawd love ya. Zicom the gift for the common cold.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 11:03 PM

32. Iirc, zinc is the only thing that has some effect.

The zicam tabs aren't bad tasting. We have some airborne gummy bears but they taste a little gross. Better than chugging a whole glass. I think airborne is just vitamins.


https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/expert-answers/zinc-for-colds/faq-20057769
Will taking zinc for colds make my colds go away faster?

Answers from Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
There's been a lot of talk about taking zinc for colds ever since a 1984 study showed that zinc supplements kept people from getting as sick. Since then, research has turned up mixed results about zinc and colds.

Recently an analysis of several studies showed that zinc lozenges or syrup reduced the length of a cold by one day, especially when taken within 24 hours of the first signs and symptoms of a cold.

Most colds are caused by a type of virus called rhinovirus, which thrives and multiplies in the nasal passages and throat (upper respiratory system). Zinc may work by preventing the rhinovirus from multiplying. It may also stop the rhinovirus from lodging in the mucous membranes of the throat and nose.

Zinc may be more effective when taken in lozenge or syrup form, which allows the substance to stay in the throat and come in contact with the rhinovirus.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 12:33 AM

39. its the fizz

yuck to gummybears, but I swear the fizz in the regular airborne (and generic knock offs) is what does it (yes I know this is woo, but ... FIZZ!!!)

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:43 PM

15. Do you feel like youve been hit by a truck?

Sudden onset chills, fever, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, honestly canít function. Thatís flu. If ďjustĒ sore throat etc itís most likely a cold. The telltale sign of flu is the sudden onset.
You know the old saying about a cold...treat a cold and it lasts a week. Donít treat a cold and it lasts 7 days. Feel better soon!

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Response to Freddie (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 06:58 PM

19. Ha ha.....love that, treat a cold it lasts a week, dont treat a cold and it lasts 7 days......

Thanks, it is a cold then...... Damn.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 07:37 PM

21. Dr. Pepper in a mug with a slice of lemon; heat.

For laryngitis and coughs.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:03 PM

26. At the minimum you should go in and get a throat culture to make sure it isn't strep, and have them

listen to your chest to make sure the cough is moving into your lungs

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Response to still_one (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:41 PM

29. I should, but dont want to get that chest x Ray......

Worried theyíll find the cancer from smoking for close to 36 years. I QUIT in 2005, but iím sure damage was done.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 11:11 PM

33. Cough and nasal congestion...

...are not typical features of strep. Headache, nausea and vomiting are.

A sore throat, sometimes REALLY sore, is often the first sign of a cold, even before your nose gets involved.

I think Zicam does make a difference sometimes. The hard part is remembering to take it every 3 hours. There are some studies that suggest that the nasal zinc can cause permanent damage to the sense of smell, so stick to the oral ones. Zicam tastes a lot better than Cold-Eeze.

(peds nurse practitioner with 40 years in the trenches)

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 11:38 PM

34. Pedi nurse practitioner with 40 years in the trenches

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Thank you for your service......actually the Zicam is doing a good thing for me, and that cayenne pepper mixture did a great job on my throat. Hope my nose passages are still in ok shape. I do take the tablets that just dissolve in your mouth.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:08 PM

27. That would suck

I hope itís not the flu either. Get some rest, drink water and eat healthy! There are no quick fixes

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sun Nov 26, 2017, 10:23 PM

28. I gargle with hydrogen peroxide -- kills it every time.

And no, you don't swallow it, and I've never had any bad effects from it -- only that my sore throat went away VERY quickly. While I'm at it, if no one is around, I soak the tips of two swabs in peroxide and then put them in my ears for about 10 minutes (zswzswzzsswsllwzs sounds).

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 12:12 AM

36. You must have some real healthy teeth.

The undertaker had a good line on the episode of Godless that I just watched: "Good thing his mouth is sewed shut. He's got two kinds of teeth: Rotten and Gone."

Basically describes my whole bottom row. (Top row's long gone, replaced by dentures.)

Now that in the ear stuff, I'm with you there. I had my ears cleaned out with that stuff a few years back. Third best feeling in the world.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #36)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 12:16 AM

37. I gargle maybe once every two or three years. And I swish it for a few minutes

by my throat, not around my teeth. So, my teeth are fine.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 12:07 AM

35. Got sick two weekends ago. In bed for three days. Hacked up the last of it this past Wednesday.

Get well soon!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 27, 2017, 12:25 AM

38. I gargle salt water.

Half teaspoon in a glass of warm water. 4 times per day.

Hate sore throats.

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