B777LRF wrote:Hot cup of tea, with a splash of rum if that takes your fancy, go to bed for a day or two.
Filling yourself with drugs is, generally speaking, not a good idea. Let the body fight it off the natural way.
DTWorld wrote:Close. Specifically it prevents the cold virus from binding to the cells and prevents its replication.My understanding with the chemistry of it is that it makes your body inhospitable for the cold to spread, so it weakens and thus makes it easier for your white blood cells to kill it.
einsteinboricua wrote:I used to swear by Afrin, but the doctors warned me against it since it's a steroid. Sure it provides almost instant relief, but they're habit forming. So instead, I've done nasal irrigation and saline sprays and haven't looked back since.
Dieuwer wrote:Anybody knows how long it takes for a medication to become active? For instance, I have taken Nyquil two hours before bedtime, but I doubt it does much, if anything.
Nasal spray works within 30 minutes, even with the minute quantities I use (I usually only use it in the most congested side of my nose).
fr8mech wrote:Yeah, unfortunately irrigation and saline don’t do the job for me. The addictive qualities of Afrin, et al, are the reason I will not use them unless I’m laying down to sleep. I’ll suffer through the day with a stuffy nose.
casinterest wrote:When you get hit with a cold, what do you do? I take some Tylenol cold and sinus maximum strength(Walmart Equate knockoff) and Ibuprofen with some Afrin when needed. Anyone got better suggestions?
DocLightning wrote:Cetirizine (ZYRTEC) has been shown to have some nonspecific antinflammatory properties that may relieve viral upper respiratory infection symptoms. Otherwise, liberal irrigation with saline in the nose and judicious use of antipyretics (acetaminophen/paracetamol and ibuprofen) and decongestants is all there is.
DocLightning wrote:Cetirizine (ZYRTEC) has been shown to have some nonspecific antinflammatory properties that may relieve viral upper respiratory infection symptoms.
DLFREEBIRD wrote:steroids tends to work well for me.
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