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What's that medicine called that you take at the first sign of a cold to knock it out before it really hits?
My sister is feeling a cold coming on and has a trip planned for later this week and wants to try to shake it before she leaves. Does anyone know that medicine that'll get rid of it in like three days? Thanks so much in advance!

kitty kat

masia l

Zicam. you can get it in various forms.

chewable tablet (discusting tasting!), syrup (pretty nasty), nasal swab (not too bad at all), or the nasal spray (which iprefer...it doesnt drip to the back of your throat, it doesn't burn).

You could try loading up on vitamin C .


Though some may be well meaning in advising this, they are probably unaware that many have permanently lost their sense of smell and taste as a result of taking this medication.

Best of luck to your sister,

Zicam there are several different types, they have quick dissolve tablets, pills, and liquid I believe. Target sells it for anywhere between $5-$15.

Zinc lozenges and ecinachia have been known to help. I've personally had a lot of success with colloidal silver. A good source is: http://www.colloidsforlife.com. You can get colloidal silver at your local health food store. You need to act fast for these products to work though and start using them right at the onset of a cold. Good Luck!

tell her to take benadryl or nyquil either one of those two will kick it out in like 2 days

The one I keep hearing rave reviews about is Cold FX. Is that it?

tamilflu... it is not over the counter, it needs to be prescribed by a physician. also, it doesnt stop it, it reduces the duration.

My December

Cold is the most common illness that affects infants and elderly alike. Unlike the contrary belief cold weather is not the cause of colds. There are 200 types of viruses, which cause cold. The common cold is usually mild with symptoms of running nose, sneezing and throat sore. The symptoms may last for one or two weeks. Cold is common among the children and decline with age. On an average people may get 2 to 4 colds per year depending on their body immunity.

Common Causes of Cold
路Viruses (esp. rhinoviruses and corona viruses)
路Person to person (through cough, sneezing or hand contact) 路Psychological stress
路Allergic disorders
路Menstrual cycles

Home Remedies for Cold

A tablespoon of carom seeds (ajwain) crushed and tied in a muslin cloth. Inhale whenever nose is blocked.

Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for three days.

Coarsely pound ginger is boiled in a cup of water till the water reduces to half the original volume, add some honey and drink hot at bedtime.

3-4 tsp onion juice with 3-4 tsp honey taken daily prevents cold.

陆 tsp cinnamon oil mixed with 陆 tsp honey certainly helps.

Vitamins are most helpful in fighting against the cold as well as other diseases. Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is helpful in preventing the colds and it can be found in many foods such as citrus fruits, some vegetables.

Zinc is also helpful for cold that can cut colds short. When you first feel that you may be getting a cold, start taking zinc

Garlic, as well as onion, is sometimes taken for the relief of congestion and minor infections.

Horseradish is another herb that has an excellent property to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.

Another effective remedy for sore throat is to gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water. Gargle several times a day.

Echinacea is an herb that acts as nature's antibiotic. It helps to increase the body's immunity and thus helps in fighting against the infection and illness.

Goldenseal is another herb that acts as a natural antibiotic, and can be taken to help fight against the cold.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 5 ml lukewarm water. Use this solution as a nasal drop. Use 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily.

A ginger tea can be prepared by boiling ginger in normal tea. It gives relief to congested nose.

Drink a teaspoonful of ginger juice mixed with equal quantity of honey.

Take hot water in a bowl and put some Thyme leaves. Inhale vapors by covering head with a towel.

Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 shot of lemon juice, 1 shot of whiskey to a coffee cup. Fill the remainder of the coffee cup with steaming hot water, stir, and sip until cold is relieved.

Make hot chicken soup with lots of garlic. Have when hot. It will help unclog nasal passage.

Warm 录 katori mustard; add 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Apply this on nose, chest and back. Cover up and sleep.

Boil half a bowl of water, add few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam.

Sage is used to cure sore throat, stuffed nose, gingivitis and coughs, is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Use as a gargle.

Warm up coconut oil. Gently massage the coconut oil over the child鈥檚 chest for about 5 minutes. Repeat the same on the upper portion of the back. The massage should be given just before child goes to sleep.

Avoid sugar (even natural sources) as it can impair immune function. Orange juice contains a much higher level of sugar than vitamin C. Therefore consuming lots of orange juice during a cold may do more harm than good.

Chilies, especially Jalapeno, are the best, most available and most effective antiviral.

Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat colds and flu. Recent research indicates that elderberry fruit extract may de-activate cold and flu viruses by preventing them from replicating.

A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, low saturated fats and whole cereals will provide protection against infective organism. Raw fruits and vegetables are better than the cooked one.

Take 1 tbsp of fresh gooseberry juice with 1/2 tsp ginger. It is a very effective remedy. This can be taken regularly to prevent recurrence of cold.

A tablespoon of ajwain crushed in the palms and tied up in a thin kerchief can be used for inhalation to relieve nasal block.

Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for three days.



airborne i believe :D

Bad Kitty!
Zicam is one.
But don't use the nasal swabs or spray! There have been many cases of people PERMANENTLY losing their sense of smell after using this product.

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