Getting sick, advise?
- 03-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Getting sick, advise?
I am coming down with the cold/flu/strep/something. I am one of those individuals who hardly gets sick but when I do, it hits me pretty good. My throat is itcy, light fever, I feel weak. Any suggestions on how to fight this? I am alergic to acetaminophin. I am taking Alka-Seltzer (tablets), its about one of the only thing I can consume that doesnt have acetaminophen. Any other ideas?
- 03-25-2009, 02:30 PM
03-25-2009, 02:35 PM
Give this a gander:
Trauma1's common cold facts/treatments/studies.
The zicam nasal swabs are probably one of the few things i'd recommend. It's designed to attenuate the virus (inhibiting viral replication) right at the nasal mucosa site of origin. It should help to decrease the overall duration of the actual URI (upper respiratory infection.)
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
03-25-2009, 06:30 PM
03-25-2009, 06:32 PM
Salt water rinses, lots of sleep. Also some advice from Dr. D the last time I cauht a cold
Originally Posted by Dr.D
03-25-2009, 07:30 PM
I'm not too sure how long the rhino (cold) virus can survive on objects but I'd recommend washing hands and spraying lysol on keyboard, mouse, steering wheel, door knobs ect... Change pillow case + sheets. Avoid rubbing eyes or putting hands to your face.
All the other remidies will help You recover, I'm suggesting some prevention techniques to use when your ill so you don't keep getting infected over & over (I'm not a germ-a- phobe)
03-25-2009, 07:39 PM
Lots of Vitamin C. Sounds pretty cliché, but I will down 3 g when I start feeling a cold come upon me and it knocks is completely out. Saturday night I was coming down with a sore throat and took 3g of crystallized V C before bed. Next morning I took another 3g and by that afternoon I was feeling normal.
03-25-2009, 10:42 PM
1 gram twice a day, everyday and 1 more gram post workout if it's a training day. Haven't been sick since doing this and i've been around plenty of sick people.
When i have been sick in the past i always went off whatever diet i was on and tended to eat more junk food. Sugary junk food. Always made me feel better.
03-26-2009, 01:19 PM
03-26-2009, 01:30 PM
03-26-2009, 03:34 PM
oddly enough i take garlic pills, its an antioxident... since i started quadruple dosing those and overdosing fish oil at night i have been feeling a hell of alot better and i think i have bronchitis