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01-04-2013 10:26 PM
Elppan
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Originally Posted by dbosman@msu.edu View Post
By the way, if you're getting a codeine cough syrup, you can ask the physician to specify an expectorant other than terpin hydrate. There are others that don't taste nearly as nasty.
Idk what I got this most recent time but it tasted sooo good. Either that or I have no tastebuds left lol

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01-04-2013 10:14 PM
dbosman@msu.edu
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Most they will do is give you cough syrup with codeine in it anyway.
By the way, if you're getting a codeine cough syrup, you can ask the physician to specify an expectorant other than terpin hydrate. There are others that don't taste nearly as nasty.
01-04-2013 08:51 PM
tiggity It's not scientifically proven, but milkshakes does it for me.

A few pounds later, I'm crying for my lack of self control and forgotten about the cough and cold.

Works on other ailments too
01-04-2013 08:38 PM
crazydaz I would definitely have him eat soup and drink tea through the day, and gargle salt water at least twice a day. However, make sure that he stays hydrated too! Hot tea, salt water, and chicken soup work really well for relieving congestion and killing germs in the mouth and throat, but they can aggravate a dry cough too! IF he has a dry throat, warm/hot showers help relieve congestion, and you could try a humidifier/vaporizer in his room at night on a "Low" setting.

And yes, as a young kid and if I had a hacking cough, my parents would give me about a half-shot (I think) of whiskey. It didn't taste good, but it did warm the throat and was pretty effective and quieting me down. I don't advocate under-age drinking, but it is what it is! Maybe once he learns how awful hard liquor tastes, he'll stay away from it more. LOL! I barely even have a beer anymore.

And I swear that the flu shot works WONDERS!!! I've gotten it the past three seasons and (knock on wood) have yet to become sick since with anything. I used to get sinus infections or bronchitis once a year on the dot. Now, nothing!

Poor little dude! I hope that he feels better soon!!
01-04-2013 08:03 PM
Elppan
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Originally Posted by herns View Post
I always suffer for sore throat when cold season comes. I went online and found home remedies of warm water, lime, little bit of salt and honey. It was very effective.
I... I now want to drink a margarita because I have a sore throat! Hahaha.

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01-04-2013 07:44 PM
herns
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Originally Posted by slavecorps View Post
This works well, I've done the honey and cayenne. Even just plain honey works well to soothe the throat.
I always suffer for sore throat when cold season comes. I went online and found home remedies of warm water, lime, little bit of salt and honey. It was very effective.
12-31-2012 03:10 PM
dewalltheway I would invest in a Vicks humidifier, the one where you can put in a vapo stick into it. When my 2 year old has been stuffy or a small cough starts to develop, we run the humdifier at night while she sleeps and helps her sleep plus helps keep things loose. Moisture is a good thing to the nose & throat especially when the heat comes on in the winter and things dry out.

Also, have him gargle luke warm water with salt & honey. Works great on a sore throat.
12-31-2012 10:42 AM
Shangrila Blink, got the Jagermeister just in case but the boiled honey and onion thing has been surprisingly effective.

Wendyjo, my son tells me it really doesn't taste that bad.
12-31-2012 12:49 AM
blink
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Originally Posted by mjalex007 View Post
Uh, take the child to a real doctor and stop gambling with his health. Modern medicine seems to work pretty well, the last I heard.
Going to the doctor over a cold/cough is the reason why people have to wait hours to see a doctor when they go in with more serious ailments.

IMO, people need to toughen up and stop relying on modern medicine to treat passing, minor ailments. A cold takes about two to four weeks to pass, they have always taken 2-4 weeks to pass and in our lifetime will probably continue to take 14-30 days to pass no matter what the doctor tells you or how much the magical pills cost.

By the way Shangrila, did you try the Jagermeister? Has there been any improvement?
12-31-2012 12:08 AM
wendyjo Moose I have the exact same thing going on except I've had it for over a week now and it's not getting better. I've never been so tired in my life. And yeah, just going up the stairs to my bedroom has me gasping. I did get some antibiotics and an inhaler because the doc felt it was turning into bronchitis. I thought it was just a bad cold till I read the flu description but yeah I have everything on that list except for the fever.

Funny thing is I got a milder version of this (and bronchitis) immediately after my flu shot as well, back around Dec. 1. That cleared up and I was good for about 2 weeks and then BAM I got hit with it big time and this time it's knocked me out.

I am so grossed out by the thought of boiled onion and honey. OMG that sounds so nasty.
12-30-2012 09:47 PM
Diana Some of the herbal teas called Throat Coat or similar are pretty good for a sore throat, especially with a generous spoonful of honey.

Hot honey and lemon juice is good, too. Basically a hot lemonade, but not the sugary stuff from the stores. Squeeze a fresh lemon into the cup, a spoonful of honey and top it up with hot water.

The other ideas from above, designed to loosen the phlegm and make it easier to cough up are good, too.
12-30-2012 09:27 PM
Zefrik
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I didn't realize alcohol was toxic to juveniles. TIL
12-30-2012 08:52 PM
Elppan
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Originally Posted by Shangrila View Post
Uh, been to real doctors already. "Modern" doctors don't like to treat coughs for some reason. Not like when I was a kid. Thats why I'm trying to get ideas.
Most they will do is give you cough syrup with codeine in it anyway.


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12-30-2012 08:19 PM
Shangrila
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Originally Posted by mjalex007 View Post
Uh, take the child to a real doctor and stop gambling with his health. Modern medicine seems to work pretty well, the last I heard.
Uh, been to real doctors already. "Modern" doctors don't like to treat coughs for some reason. Not like when I was a kid. Thats why I'm trying to get ideas.
12-30-2012 08:12 PM
Elppan Tea with a little bit of lemon, dash of cayenne pepper, and a spoonful of Brandy is what I usually use.
Theraflu also makes some new flavors of tea now, that also contain things to lower fevers.

Taking prescription medication, and even over the counter medication isn't always the healthiest thing to do. I'd always use a natural remedy for a common cold. No reason to use highly concentrated medications if you don't have to.

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