02/21/09 206 W - + 11 - 11 Cold Remedies


Rounding the bend on a head cold, here's an evaluation of assorted remedies and their seeming effectiveness. Cold-Eeze lozenges, consumed even before the first symptoms, when Mrs. Blogger had her cold. Indeed, it appeared to reduce the duration of what I had. Sinus Buster, pepper nasal spray. This stuff's quite a rush and its natural Capsaicin helped a couple times with congestion. Guess I could've just eaten some peppers, but what fun is that? Generic Ibuprofen, which helped with the headaches. Chicken soup from Panera Bread at the mall, which just tasted good. Helped a bit with congested as well. Order with whole wheat bread, instead of the regular roll. General comfort food, heavy on the carbs, which helped keep me sluggish and thus rested. At least, that was the justification. And late in the game, a neti pot with pre-measured packets of saline solution. Hot water goes into the pot. Saline powder goes into the water. Lean over sink, with head to side. Salt water goes in one nostril, flushes through sinus cavity, and exits the other nostril. Kinda like getting water up your nose at the beach. Has helped with lingering confestion. Google "neti pot" to see how it works.





  
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