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common cold preventions idea thread
« on: December 09, 2008, 09:49:59 am »
my name is jaz and I have a cold, sore throat stuff sinus the works

I work in an enviroment that some one always has a cold of some sort, and is staffed 24hours a day
if we get sick we have to find a replacement or suffer,

So besides washing our hands lots covering mouth when sneazing and not coming to work when sick, drinking lots of fluids and vitamin c

What are good ways to prevent colds? any ideas? we can keep these to battle the next after con cold
(and i am tired of being sick)

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 05:13:48 pm »
plenty of rest, tea(depends on what kind), sunshine, and not sharing with people that are sick.

I think their are some other ways too but I can't think of them now.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 05:28:48 pm »
I hear that honey and cinnamon are both supposed to be good for keeping your body healthy.  If you have some in your tea every day it couldn't hurt.  Start using honey to sweeten your coffee.  Eat cinnamon rolls and buns, or cinnamon toast for breakfast.  Dress warmly, and stay away from sick people. (physically not mentally,  we are all rather sick people mentally  ;D )
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 05:32:08 pm »
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that we are, that we are. well not too much ciniman buns/rolls. that's alot of calories. but that's another thing. you need to eat regularly for your system to stand a chance.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 06:37:36 pm »
The doctors always tell me that the way to a healthy immune system is through a healthy lifestyle. They always stress eating a good balance of vegetables, getting enough sleep, being active, and avoiding sleep. I work in retail so theres LOTS of oppourtunity to get sick, Tea i hear works, honey/pepermint/Chalomile (I have no clue how to spell that) all the herbal stuff. They say Airborne works, but I remember reading about a lawsuit against them NOT working at all. I have never tried it myself. Oh, and stay as warm as is comfortable, use sweaters at work that can be removed if you get hot. You never want to be freezing around viruses.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 09:28:03 pm »
For me, that zycam zinc gel stuff really works.  Being as I can't take most medications, I really need to look to prevention :)
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 09:34:27 pm »
I take a daily vitamin to help. I don't seem to get sick a lot, not sure if it is due to that or what....but I have also used the zycam and it seems to work well for me.

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 10:07:00 pm »
Totally forgot about multivitamins! Yes! They work with your immune system too!
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 12:20:25 am »
The doctors always tell me that the way to a healthy immune system is through a healthy lifestyle.

YUP! Thats what ive always heard! 
 Umm Always try and cool down slowly.  And umm Be Healthy! Healthy people don't get sick often. My brain is kinda blank right now but i know there is more..

That or you could always invest in a Hazmat Suit..

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 06:42:49 am »
oooh I'd wear one. >_< ha ha, Not.

but hey it would protect you. you fresh air also helps. don't stay locked up inside all the time.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 11:37:09 am »
Sleeping enough helps. I get sick easily if I don't get enough rest. Your body is resting when you sleep to prep u for the next day.  I think some peeps have already mentioned the others...  8)
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 11:52:01 am »
yes! sleeping is a huge thing that will help you get over being sick and prevent getting sick.

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 12:00:21 pm »
I used to use echinacea purpurea tincture. You can get it in glycerine if you need to avoid alcohol tinctures. However it often is paired with goldenseal. Some swear by goldenseal, but personally I haven't tried it, as it's a "blood purifier" and I wasn't sure what that meant, or whether it would affect my BP or heart rate. I used to work at Icky's TeaHaus, which had a lot of herbal teas. Though I'm not really an herbalist (and nothing anyone posts here, unless they are a medical professional, should be mistaken for medical advice), here are some things that worked well:
Lemon-ginger tea with honey (I make this at home with fresh lemons; if fresh ginger is too strong for you, add some crystalized-sugar-coated ginger candy instead.)
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Throat Coat tea is pretty good
Slippery elm bark also soothes throats
Mint teas with honey can be nice (I prefer spearmint as it is cooling)
You can bathe in chamomile flowers, it's relaxing
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 12:20:46 pm »
I use a weird combination of Hansen Tangerine soda (or 7-Up) mixed with Orange Juice.  Can't really say what's special about it but it seems to work.  I also like to have the Odwalla C Monster drinks.
As for the sore throat, depending on how sore, I suggest drinking tea called "Throat coat."  You make a cup of tea, gargle it, then swallow.  It's really helpful when your throat is really sore.

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2008, 01:15:41 pm »
it's funny, I realized when I am sick I don't do anything healthy to make myself better(nor do I think what I'm doing is unhealthy). but when I'm fine I'm pretty good about what I eat and do. unless staying up till 3 is necessary. >_<

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2008, 08:03:36 am »
The veggie thing could be my weakness cuz yeah i dont eat a lot of them, I know i should part of the prob is the veggie i do eat our fridge cant seem to not freaze in the veggie crisper so multi vitamin would be good,
tea sorry but it makes me gag, exept green tea rarely

I have heard good stuff about zinc

tho working a double cant help my recovery time :P
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2008, 07:43:00 pm »
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working a double wouldn't be good for recovering. try having a V8 fusion. it's the taste of fruit the nutrients of both fruits and veggies. :3 I personally love just regular V8.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2008, 08:22:40 pm »
I know but it made up for the sick day i took plus i will get sunday off guilt free now
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2008, 11:54:35 pm »
I have been very very lucky to not get sick at all so far. ;D

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2008, 07:31:23 pm »
I got pretty sicky a few weeks ago and because I am pregnant they couldnt do anything for me. It stunk. I hate being sick.

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2008, 11:38:28 am »
If your sickness gets worst don't try and tough it out; go see a doctor!


I was stupid enough to try and muscle through it (being finals week and all) and I ended up sick for two weeks (and still recovering)...I ended up having to go to the doctor's >__>

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2008, 11:45:34 am »
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oh man I know tons of friends that have done that. they just keep trying to tough it out. or not even that they just try to ignore their sickness and then it does get worse but they never. Go. See. A. Doctor. :/
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2008, 02:39:27 pm »
I had a cold for 3 weeks straight and it's coming back. Wash your hands, keep clean, don' run around naked outside while you're wet, and stay away from little kids.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2008, 02:28:27 am »
I had the stuffy noses while I was in culinary class and we were making sushi that day.
Ate some SUPER SPICY wasabi. Painful, and it made me cry a bit cause it was TOO strong but it cleared up my sinuses instantly.
I still has the snuffles but I seem to be getting better after standing out in the sleet for about 20 minutes XD

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2008, 09:12:41 am »
good option right here. don't go out in the snow that's falling right now if your sick. if you aren't GO HAVE SOME FUN. sorry sick people. :[
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2008, 11:29:03 am »
I think my sickness got worse.....
I'm coughing now, and I only has the snuffles yesterday...

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2008, 11:46:59 am »
@sugar
you been doing the things listed in this topic to get better?
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2008, 11:54:15 am »
Nope, I haven't even looked XD
I heard tea with honey is good for the throat!

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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2008, 11:55:19 am »
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definitely is.  ;D go try some, see if it helps. stay inside, keep warm and rest should be your best bet for now. :3
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2008, 01:19:53 pm »
I went to the doc on monday tho my docter was out of town the guy i saw was a total quack, basicaly said
"either its strep throat and the test will show or a cold and rest mean while let me waste you time with a story about a sissy guy who used to wear dresses and there is this peach wine place in medford  they used to make ketchup but now they have a winery and make peach wine do you know the place?"

he didnt even look in my ears to check for a ear infection, and I also told him about this low grade lower  back(tail bone hip region) pain i have been having for about a month that for last week has changed to moderate said sit on a cushion and take tylonal, which has not helped at all and anyone who has seen me i has the junk in the trunk sittin on a cushion is going to do jack
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2008, 01:24:54 pm »
@jaz
he said what not about peach wine? that does sound like a quack. I don't know how to help you with the pain in your lower back but just try different things for each part that's bothering you. like take med's for your throat, some for you head, what ever works and what ever you haven't tried yet. :/ I hope you get better soon.  o3o
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2008, 01:46:10 pm »
I got pretty sicky a few weeks ago and because I am pregnant they couldnt do anything for me. It stunk. I hate being sick.

be sure to eat well ween if your not feeling well, soup ay be what you want but your baby might want a big steak

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2008, 03:12:30 pm »
I had some tea and i'm not coughing anymore. I think i'm only super sick when I wake up XD and as the day progresses I get better but then I wake up I'm sick again XD

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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2008, 03:16:43 pm »
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thats good! yeah whenever I'm sick the same thing happens for me. that and I never actually really can sleep.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2008, 03:17:47 pm »
It is easy to stay healthy

1. Eat well
2. Get exercise
3. Use common sense
4. Get a healthy dose of anime

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2008, 03:18:17 pm »
I passed out this morning XD That's how I slept [/passed out around 6:15]
When I'm sick I have a stuffy nose so I have to breath through my mouth which is uncomfortable.
Then I have to clear my nose which I can't and spend time blowing my nose for no reason -_-

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2008, 03:21:47 pm »
yeah and then when you sleep you drool.  :P

anime could really be a cure for all. :3 i tend to watch it only when I'm sick since I have tons of time and nothing else to do. and my body won't let me do much else. and it does make me feel a little better. and I'm serious on this. when I was vomiting for three days the only thing that kept me from puking or passing out from a twisting stomach was watching pokemon.
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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2008, 04:17:03 pm »
lol when i got my wisdom teeth pulled I watched anime all day.
Didn't feel much pain though.
I think tea is the best thing for coughs.
I need to start taking vitamines to

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Re: common cold preventions idea thread
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2008, 05:28:23 pm »
It is easy to stay healty

some times not so easy, when working in an enviorment filled with peeps who frequently go to drs or hosplitals and cough and dont cover their mouths or wash their hands often, even if you do
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