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Old 12-21-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Traditional Medicinal's does make great herbal teas.
And this is one of my favorite remedies for respiratory issues.
Planetary Herbals :: Loquat Respiratory Syrup
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The only time I ever succeeded in preventing a cold when I felt one coming on, was when I was in Mexico. I went out and bought about a kilo or two of fresh limones (key limes), and sat up all evening drinking hot tea with the limone juice squeezed into it. I woke up the next morning feeling fine, and never came down with a cold.

One other time, I needed to go on a trip that would require about 36 hours of nonstop driving. I came down with a cold the day before, and had to go anyway, and when I got there my cold was gone. Driving in the winter, heater on, very dry air in the car, boxes of tissues on the seat next to me in my controlled isolation chamber. (Mapquest says the drive now is 28 hours, but there were no interstates in those days.)
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Why don't they come up with the Cold Vaccines?
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Why don't they come up with the Cold Vaccines?
They've tried to develop a cold vaccine, but the problem is that colds are viruses, that genetically modify frequently which makes getting the right range of viruses difficult. Until then, we'll just have to suffer.

My favorite cold remedy is zinc tablets. Zinc seems to lessen the effects of a cold, and I get better faster.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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I used to use Zicam nasal swabs before they banned the sale of them. Whatever that company still has on the market doesn't work as well for me. (It was banned because it was known to make frequent users lose their sense of smell. Too bad because it was great for colds.)

Without that to use anymore I tried something called Coldcalm by Boiron, a homeopathic med made in France that is put in your mouth to dissolve. It is supposed to be taken immediately after symptoms appear, so I carry a blister pack in my purse. You never know when a cold will creep up.

I have never found anything that completely stops a cold from coming on but this stuff really did lessen the severity and duration.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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. . . I have never found anything that completely stops a cold from coming on but this stuff really did lessen the severity and duration.
I haven't had a cold since 2003. That's when I began taking Vitamin C every day. I take 500 mg twice a day, because the body is unable to absorb more than 500 mg at one time.

This is my experience and I stumbled onto it because I'd started to catch a cold the day before flying to Jerusalem and I panicked, fearing I'd be feeling miserable.

It totally worked; no cold developed! I was taking 1000 mg 2 or 3 times a day for the first couple of days. I didn't know about the maximum absorption ratio at that time, but a Dr. told me later.

So that's my method; I don't let myself get one in the first place. Don't know if this would work for anyone else.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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the whole line of teas that throat coat comes from is good for colds, they have a bunch, my favorite was teh gypsy cold care, i think the brand name was traditional medicinals, but they are all really good and dont taste that bad... tho the throat coat is a bit syrupy, add a teaspoon of honey and it goes down like candy

also, vitamin c... dont care what the doctors say, when i get sick i start poppin vitamin c like candy and within a day or so im over whatever i have
1000mg of C good enough for the day?
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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^^ Yes, but take it in 2 - 500mg doses for best results. Because of the maximum absorption factor.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:30 AM
 
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^^ Yes, but take it in 2 - 500mg doses for best results. Because of the maximum absorption factor.
I have Airborne. Each tablet is 250mg C plus others. So 4 times a day?
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Zinc 12mg chewable tablets one daily when I feel the beginnings of a cold myself or when other people around me are sick. Vitamin C 500mg daily. I have found this combination has made me less susceptible to getting a cold.
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