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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Melatonin

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

Why do I take a sleep aid to fight a cold? Simple. I think sleep is the best way to fight these things off. I’ll sometimes add a little zinc, but knock …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Multivitamin

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

I’ve found that Wellness Formula from Source Naturals has the right combination of immune boosting herbs and vitamins. At the first sign of feeling unwell, I’ll pop a couple with a meal. …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Vitamin C

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

Vitamin C. Lots and lots. I get the 1000mg supplements from trader joes and take one with each meal, sometimes more if the cold is just beginning. Boosts your immune system and …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Apple Cider Vinegar

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

Drinking 1-2 tbsp of raw apple cider vinegar mixed into a glass of water. It helps clearing your head/sinuses, kills bacteria, and helps with a sore throat if you gargle it warm.

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written on October 27, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Ginger

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

When I feel the onset of a cold, I immediately make ginger shots and ginger tea with honey at home using fresh ginger. In my experience, I can feel beneficial effects within …

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written on October 4, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Drink Water

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

This is the most boring, but effective remedy I’ve had besides my grandma’s hot toddy… just drink a ton of water. Flushes everything out faster and your body needs to stay hydrated …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Elderberry

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

I’ve always taken elderberry gummies. Have to be careful though. Those gummies are tricky. They are so good. I assume the sugar is counterproductive, but whatever, the taste makes me remember to …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Honey

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

Nothing works better to soothe a sore throat from a cold than a spoonful of honey. Sometimes I just swallow the whole bit of it, but I also dissolve honey in warm …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Vitamin C

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

My wife absolutely swears by orange juice. The moment she feels achy, or just a little off, she goes out and buys a jug of OJ that she proceeds to down throughout …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Neti Pot

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

It has always seemed logical to me that flushing the bad stuff out of your sinuses may help your body fight off a cold faster. I’ve always done it and I don’t …

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written on October 24, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Ginger

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

At the onset of a virus, I usually take Vitamin C, Elderberry, drink plenty of water and add honey to ginger tea if my throat is raw. By no means does this …

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written on October 24, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Honey

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

At the onset of a virus, I usually take Vitamin C, Elderberry, drink plenty of water and add honey to ginger tea if my throat is raw. By no means does this …

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written on October 24, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Elderberry

My effectiveness rating:
It is hard to tell whether or not it is effective.


My experience:

At the onset of a virus, I usually take Vitamin C, Elderberry, drink plenty of water and add honey to ginger tea if my throat is raw. By no means does this …

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written on October 24, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Vitamin C

My effectiveness rating:
It is hard to tell whether or not it is effective.


My experience:

At the onset of a virus, I usually take Vitamin C, Elderberry, drink plenty of water and add honey to ginger tea if my throat is raw. By no means does this …

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written on October 4, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Vitamin C

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

I don’t know whether its a placebo effect or it really does help, but the second i feel a cold coming on, i try my hardest to overdose on emergen-c, and it …

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written on October 4, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Elderberry

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

I think it works better than Tamiflu. Elderberry has documented antiviral properties and is safe for children as well. Elderberry works best as a preventive. Take X amount ever day and then …

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written on October 4, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Zinc

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

What works for me is to take a Vitamin C plus zinc supplement if I feel something coming on. Your body actually uses zinc to make white blood cells and there’s evidence …

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Private User

written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Chicken Soup

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

My Dr swears by chicken soup over any saline hydration iv. Chicken soup is high in sodium which is pretty much similar to what they give you in iv bags. I’ve always …

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Private User

written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Salt Water Gargles

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be very effective.


My experience:

I gargle salt water if I have a sore throat. but DO NOT SWALLOW it will be the worst thing ever. And when i mean salt water, i mean salt with a …

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Private User

written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Cayenne Pepper (Capsaicin)

My effectiveness rating:
I found it to be somewhat effective.


My experience:

If my cold is starting in the throat and upper respiratory tract: Make a thick slurry of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, salt and hot water. It should be a liquid, but just …

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written on October 1, 2021 

Remedy tried:
Zinc

My effectiveness rating:
It found it to be not effective at all.


My experience:

Everyone says to use zinc for a cold so I did. Awful stomach ache. So I tried it with food the next time. Same thing. I guess it’s not for me.

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