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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:11 pm
by ChibiBecca
*blows her nose at you all, like.. some sort of thumb biting. huzzah*

my easter present from the housemates was a cold, which i caught a day after getting back to university. i now have all the classic signs of a cold, also including itchy teeth. why the hell my teeth get itchy, i've no idea.

gimmie your cold cures, amase me with your depths of knowledge and wisdom! using google/wiki is cheating!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:30 pm
by Vex Wolf
Burn pine needles and breath in the fumes. Like incense it will clear your sinuses like no other.

Also dandelion roots made into tea does make a good for the headaches that may accompany said cold.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:52 pm
by gurshu12
As tacky as it sounds it turns out parents were right about vitamins.

Mainly, Vitamin C and Zinc are your very, very best friends in this case. Most normal cereals carry a bit of Zinc in it, and of course OJ is the best solution for Vitamin C. They'll kill a cold faster than John Wilkes Boothe after Abe Lincoln.

Local drug stores usually carry some sort of cold drop that'll say it's loaded with Zinc. Find them. Take them. Be happy. Zinc is like an A-Bomb on them cold viruses...alright I'm done with that.

It's why my colds usually last only 1-2 days.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:29 pm
by Shocke
Besides the obvious cures, like, getting plenty of rest, eating some chicken broth, and staying off drugs like caffiene and nicotine, then you could try some herbs like garlic (echinacea helps if you get strep throat), or maybe drink some herbal tea (put some lemon juice, honey, or ginger in it, they help the immune system).
Thats what I do. Now, I go to play WoW.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:22 pm
by Anonymous#1
Listen to the gursh, and drink lotsa tea! Green tea, to be exact.

Hope you feel better!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:42 pm
by godot
Last time I got sick at my grandma's, she made me chug baking soda water. Then I had to snort it.



It burns like hell, but it does help. With the symptoms at least.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:46 pm
by Masteroftheweb
Fuck this helping people out shit...

You want the cure to the common cold?

Kill people.... lots of them.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:53 pm
by Wolfsbane
Masteroftheweb wrote:Fuck this helping people out shit...

You want the cure to the common cold?

Kill people.... lots of them.


Good old MotW. He's like old faithful. He never changes.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:55 pm
by Masteroftheweb
Change can be a bad thing.

Too much care bearism around... if I wanted a decent forum, I'd go to 98% of the forums out there.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:56 pm
by Wolfsbane
True that, I went to the Zebra Girl forums, and people were like...NICE n shit. It was weird.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:58 pm
by Masteroftheweb
Put those bitches in their fucking place... tell them where they can stick it... and shove it in their mouth while you're at it.


Edit:

I actually tried going too a new forum to kill time... and they were SO fucking nice... that I left.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:35 pm
by deathtrooper
*Hugs MOTW*
NICENESS!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:48 am
by Durgrumm
*lights DT on fire and runs away before he combusts*

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:22 am
by deathtrooper
*Burns*

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:18 am
by Durgrumm
*Grabs binoculars*

He's just burning?? Wtf???

*BOOM*

There we go!

Grabs marshmellows, grahm crackers, and chocolate. Anyone for smores?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:37 am
by Wolfsbane
Masteroftheweb wrote:Put those bitches in their fucking place... tell them where they can stick it... and shove it in their mouth while you're at it.


Edit:

I actually tried going too a new forum to kill time... and they were SO fucking nice... that I left.


Haha, hard to change your ways once you're set in them, eh?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:41 am
by gurshu12
Becca is one of the few people I'd go out of my way to help out around these parts.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:49 am
by vden
I want to say it for the record; never, ever, ever take medication for a cold. I had one of those dry-cough ones last week, it got so bad I could hardly talk. So, I go to my GP and she gives me this stuff to take(totally free of course).

A few days went by and I was still choaking on my lungs. Now beinging an idiot, It was only now that I went and read the ingredients list. Want to know what apparently kills a cold?

Glucose
Sucrose
'Liquid Sugar'
Glycerol

Notice the pattern? They're all sugar. Sugar. Fucking sugar. Not even special medical sugar, just sugar sugar. In the medical world, this is called a placebo. Placebos cure Hypochondria, they do not destroy viruses.

Anyway I stopped taking it and was fine two days later (today in fact).

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:57 am
by gurshu12
People are stupid when buying painkillers. I never, ever buy named brand medication if I have to, always go for that...cheaper, crap. Because they have the exact same ingredients. They're just 10 bucks cheaper.

Anyway...good thing you're not a diabetic vden.

...Er, are you?

My most informative post ever!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:00 am
by vden
No.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:01 pm
by Vex Wolf
I am O_O

*hurriedly goes to check his advil and AM/PM cold relievants*

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:30 pm
by ChibiBecca
i'm amased, you guys managed to stay roughly on-topic for an entire page!



well, dispite disliking tea for it's bitterness, the female flatmate has been brewing me up mugs of the stuff (with three spoonfulls of sugar).

i've stopped drinking milk and eating dairy products, coz that's supposed to help you to stop getting more muscus in your body. am i right there..?

i've only really been taking ibuprofen so far, because yeah, i know that few medications will really help with the common cold. i've heard some doctors will give antibiotics to people with colds, dispite it being proven not to help. no wonder we're getting more abtibiotic-resistant viruses around!

there's a big lack of pine trees where i live, but the vitamins are easily gotten.
urgh, i hope i sleep better tonight. last night i didn't drop off until 6am. x.x;

*cookies and hugs to all for the help. has a funeral to go to tomorrow, hopefully will be a bit better by then, doesn't want to be coughing through the entire service.*

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:18 pm
by Yusuf69
sex, lots of it, GO

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:29 pm
by gurshu12
Wrong woman Yusuf.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:59 pm
by Wolfsbane
he's GOT to know that buy now.