Remedies for the Common Cold… That Actually Work? Anyone?

By on 10/12/2013
Blue Nasal Bulb Syringe

I know this blog is new, and the reader base is probably… I don’t know, let me do some calculations… mom. (Hi mom). Asking for advice this early seems silly. That is OK though, for I am desperate.

I have a cold! (ya don’t say?)

I admit I’ve already jumped right over the head of natural remedies and taken DayQuil. However, I don’t like the way it makes me feel: kinda clamy, kinda stoned and pretty detached. I mean, it’s comprised of some pretty serious drugs. Don’t they use this stuff to make other, less legal drugs too?

So, what else can I do? I have insane sinus pressure and nose drippage. I am staring down my son’s Blue Bulb of Death (lovingly named by him) and wondering why adults don’t use this? Could it work? Will it relieve the pressure more than blowing my nose? If so, WORTH THE MOCKING.

Blue Nasal Bulb Syringe


(Answer: NOPE! Attempting this will make you feel dumb and does not work. Do not try in front of other adults.)

In the past I have tried every tea ever marketed towards a cold, and honesty the only thing I’ve ever noticed is a MORE severe headache. The tea remedy is not for me.

I also admit I am not a fan of cough drops. They feel like pointless, medicinal candy. “Oh, you have a cold? Here eat these… No, they won’t relieve your cold, but its justified candy and that kind of makes you feel better, right?”

Shockingly, this WebMD article says Zinc, Vitamin C, Echinacea, and chicken soup do not work. They did actual scientific studies which netted no positive results. Hmph. Ok. Those are always the “go-to” natural remedy that I’ve heard about.

So what else can I do to relieve cold symptoms? Preferably drug free, but also… anything. I’ll listen to any remedy.


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Hi there! This is my little blog project where I am trying to learn more about health, wellness and living a balanced life, while also sharing a bit of my silly side as well. By "silly" I mean sarcastic. And by "a bit" I mean way too much. Sorry about that.♥ - Anna

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