HELP! HOW TO GET RID OF A COLD FAST!

  • citypartyboy

    Posts: 187

    Nov 11, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I have a bit of a cold going on, nothing too wild, but still its there. I have a big event on Saturday night that Im going too, what can I do to help get rid of this bug and fast!?

    Thanks!! icon_twisted.gif
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

    Posts: 357

    Nov 11, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    There is no cure for the common cold.

    If treated, it lasts about 14 days. Left untreated it lasts about a two weeks.

    The best you can do is treat the symptoms. There are plenty OTC (over the counter) products on the market.

    However rest is the best 'treatment'. Rest up as much as you can during the next few days. Use cold remedies as directed.

    On Saturday, don't drink alcohol with cold remedies. Bad, very bad.

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    Nov 11, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    Have you ever tried zinc lozenges or pills? If you start taking it within 24 hours of your first symptoms, it can cut the duration in half:
    http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20110215/zinc-may-prevent-and-shorten-colds
    Last time I got a cold I started taking it immediately and the cold only lasted for 3 days. Normally my colds last a couple weeks. Ginseng is supposed to have a similar effect. You should also try airborne or emergen-c. Sure they are supposed to help prevent colds, but they couldn't hurt to take.

    I've also heard that rubbing Vick's on your chest, upper lip, upper back and feet can help too. Never done it myself, but again, wouldn't hurt.
  • Crepuscule

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    Nov 11, 2011 9:59 AM GMT
    This is a normal dish, but it contains just what you need. Just double the amount of garlic, chili and ginger, and send thanks to Jamie Oliver icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jamie's recipe for Sirloin of Beef with Pak Choy, Soy Sauce and Ginger, from his book "Happy Days with the Naked Chef" - Serves 2.

    2 x 225gr / 8oz sirloin steaks
    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 pak choy or bok choy (even spinach or any other greens will do)
    8 tablespoons soy sauce
    1/2 a garlic clove, finely grated
    1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
    1 fresh chilli, de-seeded and finely grated
    juice of 1 lime
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    On a very hot griddle pan, cook your seasoned sirloin steaks until medium or to your liking. Place on a plate and allow to rest for 2 minutes, then cook your greens in salted boiling water until tender. While hot, douse the steaks with the soy sauce, and sprinkle with the garlic, ginger, chilli, lime juice and olive oil. When the greens are cooked, simply divide on to 2 plates, slice up the sirloin steaks, place on top of the greens and drizzle with any of the infused sauce left on the resting plate. A fantastic dish.
  • Crepuscule

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    Nov 11, 2011 10:00 AM GMT
    ...and if you can't find pak choi, then steam boiling broccoli works just as well icon_biggrin.gif