Here comes the August Cold

By JoleneAL Latest Reply 2011-08-10 11:37:02 -0500
Started 2011-08-08 12:04:24 -0500

I've been fighting it as much as I can: fluids, Vit C, Echinacea, well rested and oh well … I lose !!!

Scratchy throat, runny nose, heavy chest … ick ick ick!

How is your day?

5 replies

digitaldoorbell 2011-08-10 00:04:53 -0500 Report

Hope you feel better.
Have you ever tried flu shots?
Any luck with them?

JoleneAL 2011-08-10 11:36:40 -0500 Report

I refuse to take flu shots. I took one year before last and was sicker than I'd ever been for months on end; got bronchitist and a sinus infection … I lived on Z Packs … never again!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-08-08 14:03:40 -0500 Report

You know, no matter what you do, you will have it for 2 weeks if you treat it and for 14 days if you don't! Treat the symptoms but watch you BG #'s as some OTC can cause big spikes. I found swallowing a soapless Brillo pad helps with the scratchy throat. Runny nose, 2 cotton balls shoved up the nostrils. Heavy chest, a hot toddy every 30 minutes. Cured? No, but you won't care after 3 or 4. Hope you feel better, Jim