Wht do u take for cold and flu..?!

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#1 Edited by Dogswithguns (10692 posts) -

I used to take Daytime/Nighttime(walmart brand for Dayquil/Nyquil), used to work but not this time.. it doesn't seem to help, maybe I have a Californian flu.. ?!

#2 Posted by lamprey263 (22818 posts) -

fluids and sleep

#3 Posted by Jd1680a (5917 posts) -

I will drink Green Tea, orange juice or warm water during my colds.

#4 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -

Nothing. Not big on taking medication for things that will pass on their own. I just get plenty of rest and drink more water than I normally do.

#5 Posted by lostrib (33376 posts) -

Fluids, sleep, and tylenol for treating the symptoms (fever and aches)

#6 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28010 posts) -

Water and vitamin c.

#7 Posted by Master_Live (14023 posts) -

I take sleep.

#8 Posted by joehult (361 posts) -

Cold- Claritin D, make sure it is the one behind the pharmacy counter.

Flu- water, rest, and frequent showers.

#9 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

i take this usually knocks it out within a few days

http://www.alkaseltzerplus.com/sinus-allergy/products/sinus-cough-liquid-gels/

Nothing. Not big on taking medication for things that will pass on their own. I just get plenty of rest and drink more water than I normally do.

i have tried this before and felt like absolute shit the 2nd day of any cold. quickly took meds after that experience. my brother doesnt take anything for his colds either but he usually has colds for weeks sometimes taking that route.

#10 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1746 posts) -

i only need one drug

#11 Posted by Dogswithguns (10692 posts) -

fluids and sleep

I will drink Green Tea, orange juice or warm water during my colds.

I just get plenty of rest and drink more water than I normally do.

Water and vitamin c.

Flu- water, rest, and frequent showers.

and Alkazelzerplus

Thank you so much, I will do all these above. Greatly appreciated.

#12 Edited by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@Dogswithguns said:

I used to take Daytime/Nighttime(walmart brand for Dayquil/Nyquil), used to work but not this time.. it doesn't seem to help, maybe I have a Californian flu.. ?!

Mucinex D (the shit you have to sign for at the pharmacy, in US anyway), Dayquil/Nyquil.

Btw, there is zero evidence vit C does anything for a cold before or during it. Still helps to get good nutrition all around while sick to help your body fight.

#13 Posted by osan0 (12596 posts) -

a second dose of he flu...grrrrr :P j/k.

hot drinks (soup, coffee) and sleep. sometimes halls exta strong sweets.

i only went for something to relieve symptoms once. i kept sneezing or needing to sneeze (i hate when the sensation comes but then i dont actually sneeze) and i had to make that stop before it drove me to madness.

#14 Posted by Dogswithguns (10692 posts) -

@osan0 said:

a second dose of he flu...grrrrr :P j/k.

hot drinks (soup, coffee) and sleep. sometimes halls exta strong sweets.

i only went for something to relieve symptoms once. i kept sneezing or needing to sneeze (i hate when the sensation comes but then i dont actually sneeze) and i had to make that stop before it drove me to madness.

Im a coffee, I had coffee every morning.. trust me, it's been for 4 days now I couldn't take a zip of coffee. and it's my very first I felt this way, it's weird.

#15 Posted by Kats_RK (2079 posts) -

I just sleep and drink a hot cup of water.

#16 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Usually some soups or something.

#17 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

okay im a little confused here, but what is drinking warm water or coffee suppose to do?

#18 Posted by hippiesanta (9767 posts) -

find a windy area ...... it will makes you feel fresh and reborn

#19 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

@vfibsux said:

@Dogswithguns said:

I used to take Daytime/Nighttime(walmart brand for Dayquil/Nyquil), used to work but not this time.. it doesn't seem to help, maybe I have a Californian flu.. ?!

Mucinex D (the shit you have to sign for at the pharmacy, in US anyway), Dayquil/Nyquil.

Btw, there is zero evidence vit C does anything for a cold before or during it. Still helps to get good nutrition all around while sick to help your body fight.

yeah i saw on the news a few years back that there was a new study out that said vitamin c doesnt fight colds as well as they thought it did. i kinda figured that out a long time ago though cause i used to take these vitamin c drops like candy and they did absolutely nothing for me.

#20 Edited by XilePrincess (13116 posts) -

I rarely get really sick enough to warrant drugs. But the last time I felt horrible I used Advil cold and flu and slept as much as I could. Felt much better.

#21 Posted by sukraj (21902 posts) -

I just drink lots of fluids.

#22 Edited by chaplainDMK (6677 posts) -

#23 Posted by CountBleck12 (22518 posts) -

Tea, fluids, sleep, and some medication.

#24 Edited by spaceninja818 (420 posts) -

Hot tea, cold medicine and lemons when I have soar throat. Though honestly, none of those ever help me, so I just try my hardest to fall asleep. Best medicine is to try to wait it out.

#25 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

Bed rest is the best way to take care of a flu or cold. But, work and classes always limit the amount of rest I can get. So, I take a couple of Dayquil pills every few hours and limit any talking and interaction with people. I also drink as much warm liquids as I could. As soon as I get home, it's off to bed (in the den futon) for me.

I've been trying to shake off a cold this past two weeks. It's almost gone. But, I had to sacrifice a couple of important exams (no studying) so I can rest. It'll be a steep climb if I still want that A.