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    sjk: I have that same problem - it's the pseudoephedrine that's in those medicines that i can't take. I could not understand why the heck Nyquil was keeping me awake ;) Luckily now pseudoephedrine is behind the pharmacy counter in our state and it's a lot easier to find something I can take since nothing on the shelf has that in it.

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    Zicam -- everybody here in my house was hit with a nasty cold -- started doing the Zicam nasal gel stuff, and while I did get the cold, it was gone in about 3 days, rather than the week+ that everyone else has had it.

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    i'm in the above-noted house and i doubled up on the nasal spray gel and the throat mist and only had one bad day. not even a whole day..... zicam rocks!

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    hmm maybe I should invest in Zicam. I work in a lab, so everyone is wearing gloves (which helps keep you from touching your face) and washing their hands. Yet we still manage to spread colds.

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    Ooh, maybe it's rat flu!

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    as a teacher ... i have found that airborne works well if you take it as soon as you feel anything AND take it every 3 hours.

    i constantly wash my hands, use hand sanitizer, wipe my door knobs and desks with clorox clean wipes.

    i now put their tissue (that they bring in) near a trash can that is far far away from my desk. i also put hand sanitizer there for them.

    i just re-read my entry and wow - i sound paranoid! but i tend to get really sick each winter esp. since i have been around kids ...

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    It must be cold season!

    Posted on the BBC today:

    Clean hands the way to stop flu

    del

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    Cold F-X

    I use Emergen-c.. (over priced) but I like it! And Cold-F-X made from ginseng.. I also take Zinc and Echinacea.. I don't take things regularly.. I just try to boost my immunity here and there.. I work as a flight attendant.. So getting sick is AWFUL and I think I get exposed to a lot of germs.. I think the Cold F-X works..but it is so hard to know.. I love sanitizer and I have 500 Mg..chewable C tablets..

    I think shaking things up..not overdoing anything..but trying everyday to take one thing..seems to help..

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    I like to take Chamomile tea anytime I feel sniffles or sickness coming on. It helps me a lot. I also like to drink peppermint tea when I'm feeling stuffed up. I do take a bit more vitamin C when I'm worried about colds, and try to drink more water. I haven't used those Airborne medications, but I was just looking at it the other day at the drugstore, wondering if they were any good.

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    Maybe this is weird, but I find that if I tell myself I'm not sick, the symptoms disappear and I don't end up getting sick. I dunno.
    But obviously if you really are sick, it's better to treat it than deny it.

    Get enough sleep, take a warm shower, lounge around drinking tea, if you feel anything coming on.


 
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