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Thread #148803   Message #3458500
Posted By: Jeri
28-Dec-12 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lingering Head Cold...
Subject: RE: BS: Lingering Head Cold...
Sorry. Must have lumped it together with some other stuff you started. It's not something that I'd think to start a thread about, but some suggestions might well enter the realm of "folklore".

Sleeping a lot helped.
Soup helped.
Drink way more water than you feel like drinking.
Also, try not to sniff or blow your nose. Later on, you'll get that viscous snot that's an awful lot like rubber cement and creeps down the back of your throat from your poor sinuses.
Guaifenesin (in cough syrup and that pill whose commercial has a little mucous family and all their friends partying in people's passages until the victim gets wise and takes the pill) works pretty good, but you have to drink water so the stuff can re-hydrate your snot so you can snort it or hack it out.
Netti pots would help, although I've never own one and use the saline spray instead to rinse.

About the only thing you can do is treat whatever symptoms you have, and just generally take care of yourself.