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What is your favourite thing to do when you have a cold/flu?


I have a pretty *****in' cold right now, so I thought this would be a fun thing to discuss.

I like to cuddle up in the house, consume an entire bottle robitussin in a small period of time (doesn't help the cold, but it makes things more interesting), drink ginger tea, eat extremely spicy food to clear my sinuses, surf the web/watch crappy daytime TV for hours (and maybe catch up on homework).
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drinking red currant juice and sleeping under blankets in a fetal position. and burning lots of candles.


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Eat hot food. Peppers (especially chillis; unripe ones supposedly contain more, which is good if you're a wimp I guess) are one of the best sources of vit. C. There's literally only a handful of things that contain more of it per weight.
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Sleep. That's my favorite thing to do. And take ridiculously long showers (I don't like baths very much so even when I'm sick and should prefer I bath...I do a shower haha). The most helpful thing I do, though, is taking echinacea and santizing everything.
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Sleep. That's my favorite thing to do. And take ridiculously long showers (I don't like baths very much so even when I'm sick and should prefer I bath...I do a shower haha). The most helpful thing I do, though, is taking echinacea and santizing everything.
Yes, I love showers too when I'm sick. That feeling of hot water is on the back of the neck so relieving.
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For flu: rest, fast, warm bath, rest
For cold: rest, eat hot salsa, use up Kleenex reserves
but, I haven't gotten either in a long time...not enough
daily contact with strangers, co-workers, etc...
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I like watching a whole season of something. Last time when I was sick I got sucked into watching a whole season of Heroes. It gets a little repetitive but I still watch anyways. I also try singing to hear what I sounds like...it entertains me...I get a little loopy when I'm sick..
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popsicles, HOT hot chocolate, and sleep

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I like watching a whole season of something.
I do this too. My last cold, I snuggled up in bed eating and watching most of Stargate SG-1. The time before that, I watched all the Harry Potter films.

If my head is clear, I like ****ing around with geeky things on the computer too. i.e. compiling a kernel in Linux, Linux From Scratch, setting up home servers/networks, that kind of crap.

It's all made that much better when it's freezing cold and you can hear the rain/wind outside.
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Most of SG-1? Either you were watching it 24/7 or you had a proper long cold

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I usually just get on with my day as normal - I have never taken a day off due to a cold

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haven't had the flu/cold in ages, but I like to have a bath and a hot water bottle, in my jammies, a cup of tea, whilst browsing online or watching tv

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sleep eat sleep watch tv..watch movies.. Go on internet..sleep sleep cuddle get into warm cosy bed.. Watch more movies.. Eat eat and eat.. Sleep ...
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Try 1 lemon glass with few drops of honey regular for three days and you will feel good...
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I'd say watch movies, read a book, watch a TV series (but I do this anyway).

I like working out or playing sports though. It clears you up at least for a little while.

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If I'm really sick I'll stay in bed and watch movies all day I also like long hot showers and having soup and lots of tea
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post #19 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 10:05 AM
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Whenever I get a really bad flu, I listen to 'dear mama' by Tupac, ever since I was in grade 9. In the past 3 years, I've only had two really bad colds.
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I like to eat lots of ice cream whenever I have a bad sore throat.
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