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    Old 02-12-2018, 07:54 PM   #1
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    Cold and Flu Remedy

    What works for you when you get a cold or flu? Thanks everyone

     
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    Old 02-13-2018, 06:27 AM   #2
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    Re: Cold and Flu Remedy

    Rest and fluids; specifically hot tea (herbal, decaf) and Gatorade or Pedialyte.

    You can treat the symptoms (runny nose) or cough, but thats about it.

    I like Mucenex for coughs...and DayQuil cold and flu for stuffy noses or runny noses.
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    Old 02-13-2018, 02:24 PM   #3
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    Re: Cold and Flu Remedy

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    What works for you when you get a cold or flu? Thanks everyone
    Prevention is the best way to deal with colds or flu. I never get colds because I maintain a strong immune system. If you get frequent colds it indicates a subpar immune system. As far as the flu, I get a flu shot every year and haven't had any flu-like symptom for almost a couple of decades.

    For a cold, I wouldn't take any meds (over the counter or otherwise) because your body is purposely causing those symptoms for a reason - that's your immune system in action trying to fight it off. As was mentioned, drink plenty of fluids and rest. Maybe some honey for a cough?

    If you get the flu, you might need to see a doctor if it gets really bad, depending on your age. The very young and very old are at greatest risk.

     
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