• I can't stand that feeling!!! I find drinking really cold bottled water seems to help me. Hope you feel better!
  • Take something non-drowsy, and use Zicam. (Sounds like a gimmick, but it really works.)
  • Elderberry Syrup (from This is a great cold and flu remedy, helping with expectoration, coughs, fevers and the general process of getting well. And kids like the taste! Elderberry Syrup (adapted from a recipe by Herbalist Angela Kann) Ingredients: Sambucus nigra berries (dried) - 8 oz Zingiber officinalis root (dried) - 2 oz. Ligusticum porteri root (dried)1.5 oz Mahonia repens root (dried) 2 oz Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark (dried) 3 tsp Honey (unpasturized) 2 cups Distilled water 8 cups Brandy 1/4 cup Weigh the proper quantity of each herb and combine with the water in a stainless steel pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes. Strain the mixture into another pan using a cheese cloth and strainer (a press if you have one.) Once the liquid is separated, add the honey and brandy at a low heat setting, stirring with a wooden spoon. Pour the syrup into dark glass bottles. Green wine bottles work nicely and can be stored in the refrigerator. I keep a 2 oz brown, blue or green bottle out and handy during the winter months.
  • washing your face with cold water is a temporary fix, but causes problems if your wearing makeup. and totally agree with the ice will also help you kick the cold.

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