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Cold Remedies: What works, What doesn't work & What Can't Hurt

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I hate, hate, hate being sick. I mean, who honestly likes being sick? Over the weekend I somehow managed to pick up a head cold {insert major complaints here and bold claims about how I “never get sick”}. Regardless of the how or why, here I am on a Sunday stuck at home in my pajamas feeling ultra lousy and sorry for myself. I started to do some research about how I can kick this cold ASAP and came across some pretty interesting tid-bits of information. Because it is officially the season of the cold and flu, I thought I’d share my findings with you.

Tip #1

Apparently vitamin C will not help the average person prevent colds. However, taking vitamin C prior to the onset of cold symptoms might shorten the duration of cold symptoms.

Tip #2

The best thing you can do is to take care of yourself. Try a steam shower or bath with epsom salt to ease your aches and pains.


Tip #3

Researchers say that adding moisture to the air can help loosen congestion. I’ve linked to a favorite humidifier at the bottom of this post.

Tip #4

My room-mate and best friend in college, Shannon, used to open every single window in our apartment to “get the germs out.” It’s something that has always stuck with me and I continue to do to this day.

Tip #5

I once heard that if you get sick that you should immediately replace your toothbrush because it carries the germs that got you sick to begin with. I’m not sure if this helps but hey, it can’t hurt.


Tip #6

My Dad swears by Bayer. He says it is the miracle drug that cures anything and everything. Again, not sure about the scientific validity of this but it can’t hurt but to try.

Tip #7

It is important to blow your nose regularly and get the germs out rather than sniffling mucus back into your head.

Tip #8

Rest is 100% key to fighting a cold. Your body is tired and rundown from fighting this battle so give it a little break by lying down under a blanket.


Tip #9

Drink hot liquids and nourish yourself with good food, however you should avoid caffeine. Try warm lemon water with honey. It can help loosen congestion.

Tip #10

I read that antibiotics do not help with colds. Common colds are caused by a virus, and antibiotics treat bacterial infections.


What is your #1 cold remedy? Leave a comment below!

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  • Ceta

    interesting! Really cute pictures too. Good idea for this time of year (:

  • Great tips- and I believe that your roommates logic is correct. Apparently being outside helps to shorten the length of the cold!

  • Zinc supplement is something that I swear by…any little symptom you have, take zinc (zicam) immediately and it will either prevent your cold, or diminish your symptoms if you already are sick!

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

  • I hope you’ll feel better as the days goes by … getting any kind of cold is horrible. Feel better soon! ♥️😘♥️

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  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Kim Barkman

    Raw garlic has antiviral properties, according to some integrative doctors. Chop one clove into small pieces and swallow with lots of water. Hey, we aren’t going anywhere anyway, right?

  • I’m laughing about the window thing! My family has done the same thing my whole life! I definitely get rid of my toothbrush, but wait until I’m not sick anymore. I mean, why germ up a new brush!? lol
    I load up on emergency-C, like 2-3 packets a day. Might be excessive but I swear by the boost of Fit C + all the other Vits/Minerals.


  • Sherry Isherwood

    Oscillococcinum. Works great if you take it as soon as symptoms appear!

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