Common Cold/Flu Home Remedies

Ok guys so I've been fighting a cold for the past couple of days (bad headaches, weakness/fatigue, nasal congestion, coughing, etc.). Obviously with work I don't want to nor can I afford to take time away from the office.

Does anyone have any home remedies that they've found to be successful? I promise I won't judge if it's something your mom or wife taught you :)

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  • go to bed and sleep for 3 days.

    And i am serious.

  • If you must insist on spreading the cold around and going to work instead of taking time off and allowing your body to fight the infection, which is its own way of telling you that it needs to rest as you have a cold.

    Then what I have found that works incredibly well, especially for clearing your sinuses and making breathing easier, is a drink called ''Bottle Green (cordial) Ginger & Lemon grass'' About £3.15 from Waitrose, Asda or Tesco.

    BUT, it has to be the CORDIAL and NOT the sparkling stuff, all you do is put some in a mug, boil the kettle and add the boiling water to it, instant relief from nasal congestion, and it ''clears your tubes'' (as my mum calls it!)

    Ideally you need to rest though...hope this helps..

  • There are potentially over 200 kinds of cold. What may work very well with one kind may leave you with problems for a year if its another kind of cold.

    Your Boss won't thank you if you make expensive mistakes while under the influence of your cold.

    You won't be happy if you have a serious accident trying to get to work under the influence of lack of concentration.

    I had a cold in my early 20's which took a year to recover from. I know people who totally lost all knowledge of what they did the day before they had a cold.

    Its your body and your mind. Only you can make the decision as to what your capabilities are under the influence of a nasty cold.

  • Very good GP friend of mine once told me. If you have a cold you have two choices. Take paracetamol, stay at home in bed and rest and you'll get over it in about seven days. Or, you can spend a fortune on over the counter remedies and you'll get over it in about a week. 😉

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