+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    7,878
    Thanks
    3,397
    Thanked
    5,160
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Head colds... Grrrr!!!

    What's your secret weapon??

    DH and I have the most hideous head colds, have had them for at least a week. We've both had the most massive week so I don't think our bodies are fighting them very well.

    I've just made a pot of chicken soup to try and combat this filthy bug. Please share your best new school or old school remedies, we're only 1/3 into winter and I need an arsenal!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,192
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    1,062
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We've all just recovered from head colds, bloody annoying things! Paracetamol and sudafed helped, keep warm too. Sometimes I find that antihistamines can help to reduce inflammation in the sinuses.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1,448
    Thanks
    199
    Thanked
    741
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Vaporizer in our room over night, Panadol, Strepsils, chicken noodle soup or meals with garlic, lemon and honey tea and sitting with our heads over a bowl of boiling water with eucalyptus oil or Vicks in it with a tea towel over our head.

    ETA and plenty of Vit C!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    4,412
    Thanks
    508
    Thanked
    1,060
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Olive leaf. We drink it everyday all through winter and triple the dose when sick.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,192
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    1,062
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by teenie View Post
    Olive leaf. We drink it everyday all through winter and triple the dose when sick.
    Does it work?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4,125
    Thanks
    1,810
    Thanked
    1,694
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Olive Leaf Extract, high dose Vitamin C (powder) and Betadine Throat Gargle. As SOON as you feel it coming on.

    Also lots of sleep, lots of tea and lots of chicken soup (only believe its really beneficial if cooked from scratch with chicken bones and lots of garlic).

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,914
    Thanks
    482
    Thanked
    552
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have heard olive leaf is good.
    I use dimetapp cold flu tablets and I SWEAR by senega and ammonia cough liquid. Tastes foul but the only thing that works for me.


    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. #8
    Mod-RaryGirl's Avatar
    Mod-RaryGirl is offline Forum Manager
    Winner 2013 - Best Avatar
    << Awesome avatar by Best Things!
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In paradise
    Posts
    20,311
    Thanks
    1,079
    Thanked
    3,276
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Swisse vitamins Immune Defense ... take it daily and increase dose if a cold hits and the colds only last a couple of days. I also take Ethical Nutrients Sinus and Hayfever daily to keep sinus issues away as I suffer badly if my sinus becomes blocked. Swear by both of these products.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,248
    Thanks
    489
    Thanked
    1,263
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Cold and flu tablets - the behind the counter pharmacy ones, lots of water during the day, hot steamy showers and a good night sleep (10-12 hours(. I find a decent sleep has the biggest impact on making me feel better.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    2,287
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked
    936
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I always take echinacea, Vit C & Zinc at the first sign. I double the dose it says on the bottle and take it 3 times a day. It doesn't stop it but I find it lessens the severity and shortens the length. To cope with the stuffed up head I use Dimatap nose spray and some 12hr hayfever tablets and panadol. I find this combo works better for me than cold & flu tablets.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Babies with colds :(
    By Bec2686 in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-09-2012, 19:23
  2. 8-10 colds in the first year
    By BornToBe in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19-09-2012, 00:32
  3. Colds
    By Emma 80 in forum General Health
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-07-2012, 22:04

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pyjamas.com.au
With so many gorgeous brands and styles for every season, our pyjamas, nighties, robes, sleepsuits and sleeping bags are lovely for lights out and perfect for lazy days. Get 10% off first order using code bubhub. Be quick offer ends 31/12/16.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Swim Australia
Swim Australia are the leading learn-to-swim experts, and national swim school authority. With over 600 Registered Swim Schools located across the country, through our aquatic education, we aim to build a Safer, Smarter, Stronger nation of swimmers.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!