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    Re: Cold and Flu relief

    devist8me, I don't usually take any medication when I have a cold because I find more often than not that it makes me feel even more tired and sluggish than I would otherwise.

    Sometimes after a bad cold, I've been left with a cough which can keep me awake at night. I found a "recipe" online that I want to try next time that happens. Since I found it, I haven't had the opportunity to test it so i can't vouch for it but here it is in case anyone can use it:



    I once had a coworker who told me that a spoonful of sugar doused with blackberry whisky would cure a cough. I tried it and although it felt like my throat was on fire to swallow it, it did help!

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    devist8me, I don't usually take any medication when I have a cold because I find more often than not that it makes me feel even more tired and sluggish than I would otherwise.

    Sometimes after a bad cold, I've been left with a cough which can keep me awake at night. I found a "recipe" online that I want to try next time that happens. Since I found it, I haven't had the opportunity to test it so i can't vouch for it but here it is in case anyone can use it:



    I once had a coworker who told me that a spoonful of sugar doused with blackberry whisky would cure a cough. I tried it and although it felt like my throat was on fire to swallow it, it did help!
    We call this a 'hot toddie'.
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    devist8me, I don't usually take any medication when I have a cold because I find more often than not that it makes me feel even more tired and sluggish than I would otherwise.

    Sometimes after a bad cold, I've been left with a cough which can keep me awake at night. I found a "recipe" online that I want to try next time that happens. Since I found it, I haven't had the opportunity to test it so i can't vouch for it but here it is in case anyone can use it:



    I once had a coworker who told me that a spoonful of sugar doused with blackberry whisky would cure a cough. I tried it and although it felt like my throat was on fire to swallow it, it did help!
    That is good for a cold/cough. Though I usually replace the water with fresh-brewed tea.
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    Re: Cold and Flu relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    We call this a 'hot toddie'.
    I've heard of hot toddies but didn't realize this was one! It sounds good enough to not wait for a cough.

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    That is good for a cold/cough. Though I usually replace the water with fresh-brewed tea.
    Whenever I see alcohol used as a medicinal treatment, I always think of Granny and her "rhumatiz" medicine on "The Beverly Hillbillies".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    I've heard of hot toddies but didn't realize this was one! It sounds good enough to not wait for a cough.
    Yes it does. Like LM, I've used tea instead of plain water, though the lemon water sounds tasty too.
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    Not at the moment it’s not - I’ve a wisdom tooth that will have to be cut out and it’s developed an abscess whilst I’ve been waiting. I’ve lost near half a stone so far ‘cos I can’t eat and even co-codamol every four hours does not touch the pain. Hopefully the anti-biotics will take the swelling down soon.
    That sounds absolutely miserable and I hope your discomfort has been eased by now. What an ordeal that must be!

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    That sounds absolutely miserable and I hope your discomfort has been eased by now. What an ordeal that must be!
    My referral to the dental surgeon originally came through for June! I now have a cancellation for them to cut it out tomorrow morning as long as the infection has gone down enough - I’m not convinced as I still cannot open my mouth far enough to eat without bad pain. Not the agony it was but bad enough to restrict me to slop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    My referral to the dental surgeon originally came through for June! I now have a cancellation for them to cut it out tomorrow morning as long as the infection has gone down enough - I’m not convinced as I still cannot open my mouth far enough to eat without bad pain. Not the agony it was but bad enough to restrict me to slop.
    Lower, or upper?
    I went through that with an upper wisdom tooth some years back. The dentist suggested that I get them all at the time, and I never regretted following his recommendation.
    ...Well, maybe during the week following the procedure.
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