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Got a cold?

If you have a cold then there are some things that you have to do such as chewing some strong mint flavored chewing gum, having a lot of sleep, taking a nice relaxing bath with a pepermint scented bath salt or bubble bath, eat and drink lots of oranges and orange juice and use lavender oil on your pillow to help you get the rest that you need.
December 28 2008

abc from okjsdf

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Sore Throat Drink

Slice a tablespoon of ginger, bring to a boil and add cayenne pepper and lemon. Allow drink to cool to the point where you are able to gargle with it (as hot as you can take it) Gargle with half and sip remaining half. Do every hour or as needed - sore throat will be gone instantly!
November 15 2008

Anonymous from Canada

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1. sleep
2. warm drinks
4. lemsip
5. rub the bakc of your neck constently

September 16 2008

Ms. D from UK

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Hydrogen peroxide

This is the ULTIMATE remedy for getting rid of a cold instantly. With an eyedropper pour hydrogen peroxide in one ear until full and lay on your side. Let it sit for 10 min. You will feel and hear it bubbling. That's normal. Drain and then repeat with the other side. Within the next day your cold will be gone. Crazy but true, colds enter our ears and hydrogen peroxide eliminates it like no other. Even physicans recommend this.
August 28 2008

Heidi from USA Texas

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Simple And Easy

The best thing to do is to drink lots of water, because your body uses alot of fluids when it's fighting off a cold. Wear warm Pjamas with socks when you go to bed. Don't take any medicine or paracetemol. Let your body do the work. The besr thing to do is relax, stay warm, and get plenty of rest. But if you do happen to get annoyed at your cold, take these hints.
- Get a glass of lemonade and put it in the microwave for one minute. All the fizzyness is lost so all you have is sugar. its a good way to get some energy into your system.
- over the stove boil some water, then add peppermint, chamomile and rose oil. soak a cloth in this and then take it to bed.
- eat a spoon of honey before you go to bed. the natural ingredients help with fighting off the cold.

hope this helps. it sure helped me!
June 09 2008

Coop from QLD, AUS

17 4

The Every thing Tea

Shred a decent portion of ginger root and boil it with water you can add mint leaves for taste however it is optional (do not replace boiling process with a microwave!!!) Strain the boiled ginger water, into a cup and add lemon juice, (juice your own fresh lemons). Add a little bit of apple cider vinegar and honey. I think it taste great and it works well on a sore throat, common cold, and upset stomach. If you drink this tea through out your sickness it eases the pain and your sickness will heal faster. Do not drink any thing that is cold but do not use microwave to warm things up. Stay away from milk and dairy products until your sickness is completely gone. Hope you enjoy this it works well for me and a lot of others I know.
April 26 2008

Tobias from Salt Lake

19 3


Water and Pom

Drink a ton of Water- about 12 8 oz glasses
Drink about 2 bottles of pom- 8 oz each
take vitamen c
wear enough clothing to bed that you sweat
It always works in a day
-the only thing, is you end up going to the bathroom like 80 times
March 04 2008

Kat from NYC NY US

8 2

Warm milk and aspirine

This is from my Spanish grandmother. Mix 1-2 tablespoon of rum with 1 glass of warm milk, add 1 teaspoon of honey to taste and take 1-2 aspirins before going to bed. You will sweat out all the harmful toxins in your body. One night should work.
January 13 2008

artist from usa

8 3

Lemon juice

Take lemon juice and heat it over the stove, DONT LET IT BOIL when it is about to boil take it off the stove and put honey in it. Make sure to drink it warm!!! Also works well if you have pneumonia.
November 24 2007

Molly from Seattle, WA USA

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Cold buster!

At the first sign of a cold (sneezing, post nasal drip, cough) Take 3 echinachea caps,1 500 mg vitamin C, 1 odor free garlic tablet,1 zinc tablet, 1 beta carotene. Repeat every 4 hours, Do Not Miss Any Doses, continue this regimine even once you feel better( I do it for about 10 days). The cold/infection can regroup and take a turn for the worse if you miss doses.It should knock it out in a few days, if your immune system is healthy, otherwise, it may take alittle longer.
October 14 2007

Deeter from USA

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Apple cider vinegar

Gargle with apple cider vinegar and salt. Get ready to cough out that phlegm! You'll feel immediate relief.
September 28 2007

Anonymous from FL

19 4

Ultimate cold remedy

I don't know where I got this from, but it works! At the first sign of a cold, put one drop of clove oil under your tongue. I will warn you, it tastes like hell, but I haven't had a cold in years!
One thing though, the longer you wait to do this, the longer it takes to be effective
June 21 2007

Cory from Regina, Canada

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