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Writer's Block: Chicken soup

December 17th, 2011 (10:12 am)

What is your cure for the common cold?


I hate to break it to you guys, but there isn't one. That's why I'm home with a fever today instead of going out and doing the awesome fun things I had planned.

THANKS FOR RUBBING IT IN LJ

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Posted by: kellyhul (kellyhul)
Posted at: December 17th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)

Get well soon, Oh Sniffly One.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: December 18th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
ashamed

Thanks.

Posted by: Jan Radder (janradder)
Posted at: December 17th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
crying

I know, really.

Posted by: Jesse the K (jesse_the_k)
Posted at: December 17th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
pill head

Here, have a silk handkerchief (it comes with a laundry service, too).

Take care.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: December 17th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)

I suppose if I weren't so miserable I would find it funny that I can accept having a fake disease with such aplomb but the common cold fills me with self pity and endless despair.

Posted by: yasonablack (yasonablack)
Posted at: December 18th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)

I firmly believe that illnesses like colds and stomach bugs just mess with our mines and tell us how much life just sucks, so we become mopey and miserable in a situation that we should be able to handle without so much dread. ;) At least that's my thoughts on it.

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: December 18th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)

seriously! My brain is infected!

Posted by: yasonablack (yasonablack)
Posted at: December 18th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)

It wasn't a hypothetical sci-fi question? Feel better soon!

Posted by: shweta_narayan (shweta_narayan)
Posted at: December 18th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)

fwiw, zinc lozenges, while awful, actually work to cut down the length & severity of colds. There's actual data on it.

But. Some things. The guy who figured this out is no longer selling 'em, but has advice on the commercially available stuff. And... note that one finds honey-lemon ones in drugstores, IDK why, since citric acid negates the effect. (Something to do with zinc ions getting into the mucus membranes & thence into the sinuses...) And in general one wants to double the suggested doses on any of these boxes.

So what we figure is, if you get 'em go for the horrible cherry ones, and use twice as much as they say on the box :/

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: December 18th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Shweta!

Posted by: mcewen asker (mcewen)
Posted at: January 5th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
Plague upon us all

Me too, plus everybody else - should have bought those cheap tissue boxes when I had the chance.

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