Relief From Cold Symptoms

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Last week, my children brought me a nasty cold from their school. Sound familiar? Research shows that adults will get 3 colds a year on average (kids up to 10). But it's nice to have friends to help you feel better. JayGirlsMom posted a get-well message for me when I set my profile mood to sick. Read on for her and another CafeMom's feel-better advice.

From JayGirlsMom:

"I ALWAYS DID HOT WATER WITH HONEY, LEMON AND SALT, THEN GARGLE WITH IT, AND SPIT. (YUCK...TMI...) HOPE YOUR BETTER SOON!!!"

From neonds13:

"If you want relief from severe symptoms, aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen are very effective for relieving headache, sinus pain, sore throat and aches and pains. A nasal spray containing xylometazoline or oxyetazoline to clear a blocked nose can be very helpful before sleep. Any hot drink will relieve a cough and sore throat – but standard cough medicines are no better than placebo. Spicy foods and hot soups are also beneficial."

I personally swear by herbal tea with honey. I drink a lot of it to ease my aching throat. I even cool it down a little and give it to my girls when they're not feeling well.

Do you have any tips that help you get through the sneezy, coughing, aching, stuffy head stages?

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