By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-10-20 12:22:32 -0500
Started 2008-10-18 02:29:03 -0500

What's the best thing for colds an a sore throat and no way to get med.

18 replies

caspersmama 2008-10-19 02:39:51 -0500 Report

I get the Constant Comet tea, it has orange peels in it and I drink it hot with some honey. Very soothing and it smells good too.

Goddess 2008-10-19 03:33:48 -0500 Report

Where do you get I have never seen it before?

seawolf1944 2008-10-19 03:46:25 -0500 Report

Hello Misery, I hope you are feeling better, All of the suggestion from memebers on this site have proven to be very effective against colds. Hot Green Tea also works wonders.When,I get a cold,I drink Green Tea,put vicks salve on my chest and throat. I use Halls lemon drops,plus I put vicks salve in vaporizer,which is located on table next to my bed.I hope this helps you.John

Petrea 2008-10-18 19:55:11 -0500 Report

My grandma would always have us kids gargle with warm salt water. While we were doing that she would put a dab of Vicks Vapor Rub in hot water & have us inhale the steam. Then she would rub the Vicks on our throat & our chest and then put a warm wool sock around our neck & put us to bed. This worked when we were little, but I haven't tried it in a long time!

GabbyPA 2008-10-18 12:15:37 -0500 Report

My husband's remedy is a shot of JD and a thick blanket. LOL

I drink hot tea with lemon in it. I can't use honey, so I have not had to try agave in it, but who knows. There are sugarfree cough drops too, anything with menthol in them will help with the stuffy nose and sore throat.

I also gargle with warm water and salt. It takes some getting used to, but it helps with throat troubles.

Believe it or not, homemade chicken soup with real veggies and chicken in it is great. Make it from scratch and keep the noodles out and you will do great. I asked my Dr about it once and he said that when you are sick, make it by the gallons and eat it every meal. There is something about the combination that works great.

sparkysmom 2008-10-18 11:53:53 -0500 Report

I also drink Hot tea with honey and a cough drop. Works for me. I showed this to Hubby because he thought I was crazy dropping a cough drop in my tea.

Charish 2008-10-18 10:57:22 -0500 Report

Try some hot tea with lemons and honey if you can fine it sugar free. And also with the hot tea I've found if you drop a Halls Caugh drop into it, it will sooth your throat and open your chest if you are congested.

Goddess 2008-10-18 11:37:40 -0500 Report

I never heard of adding a Hall's cough drop it. Thank You Charish

Charish 2008-10-18 17:27:31 -0500 Report

Yeah it really does work well for me because of the issues with asthma too and getting a cold can be double trouble for me. So the Mother of our Church told one of the sisters in the Church for her grandson and she in turn told me and I tried it and as I said it works well for me. I just found the honey that's sugar free several months ago, but if you can't use it proceed with caution and stay away from it if you have too okay. The hot tea with a lemon and caugh drop will work just as well without it.

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