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Getting Sick!! - November 7th 2011, 08:07 PM

So I feel like im coming down with something, I have a really sore throat and feel super fatigued. My sweet sixteen party is in 4 days, and I'm making everything myself (center pieces, food etc.)!! Im freaking out!! Anyone know how to get rid of a cold super fast???? Im taking it easy and didnt go to school today but I have to go the rest of the week.


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Re: Getting Sick!! - November 8th 2011, 01:00 AM

Make sure to get lots of fluids and drinking some Orange Juice or taking a Vitamin C supplement can help your body fight it off better. Be sure to drink LOTS of water. Double your intake at least. Water actually helps your body function better and will help it be stronger in fighting off the infection.

Otherwise, the only other thing is to fight off the SYMPTOMS of a cold. So, cough drops, cold meds (non-drowsy unless at night to help you sleep), etc.

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Re: Getting Sick!! - November 8th 2011, 02:48 AM

Thanks, I'm going to ask my dad to get some vitamin c tabs tomorrow.


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Re: Getting Sick!! - November 8th 2011, 11:27 AM

1. Freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice mixed together, with no additional sugar
2. Regular flu meds
3. If it is already quite severe, get extra rest
4. If it is still only developing, try doing some light exercise
5. Extra vitamin C
6. Dress warm
7. Warm drinks, hot chocolate/tea is pretty good
8. Ceffeinated drinks, such as coffee
9. Eat well... your body needs energy to deal with illness
10. What works for some, is small doses of strong alcohol, such as spirits, perhaps mixed with something else like tea. Alcohol kills bacteria, and raises your metabolism a bit which is why many people go slightly red when they drink it. Don't overdo it though, because alcohol can also weaken you if you drink too much

10. NO fizzy drinks, they aggrevate a sore throat and mess with your sugar levels too much


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Re: Getting Sick!! - November 8th 2011, 07:33 PM

Most things have been said already, but:
*Sleep! A lot. Under a pile of blankets.
*If you have any physical activity (dancing, swimming, soccer practice, whatnot), cancel it.
*Avoid sugars
*Drink water, fresh orange juice and cranberry juice + herbal teas
*Take vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and zinc supplements. Zinc and vitamin C are the most important ones.
*If you get a runny nose, "snort" salt water. Sounds weird, but it always works for me.
   
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Re: Getting Sick!! - November 10th 2011, 09:15 PM

Cold FX if your local drug store has them. I've gotten rid of colds in 3 days with cold fx


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Re: Getting Sick!! - November 11th 2011, 02:46 AM

Thanks..I drank a ton of cold remedy tea and vitamin c. It helped alot!


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