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Week 14

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Easter was approaching and my hubby was feeling terrible with an awful cold and coughing so hard it would hurt his sides and leave him short of breath. I did NOT want to catch it and get sick, especially with the holiday coming up. I decided to take a chance on something I'd never done before -- I got some Airborne, which is supposed to help minimize symptoms and duration of a cold. In addition to taking the tablets, I got rest and of course washed my hands every time I turned around! And then the day after Easter my daughter was diagnosed with strep, and I REALLY didn't want to get that! Now I can't say I've totally avoided the germs, because I've had a slight sore throat and off and on sinus headache; but so far I haven't been attacked too hard. Perhaps it's because I regularly take vitamins, exercise, and eat healthy, but I figured the Airborne couldn't hurt. Some people swear by these "preventives". I'm not too sure. What do you think? Have you tried any of them and did it seem to help you ward off a cold?
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    I agree with CAZ and think your overall good health and fitness may make you more able to fight off a virus and/or have a milder reaction to it. The good hygiene absolutely helps. But, I do have a friend that swears by Airbourne. I hope all symptoms are gone soon! Stay well!
    2199 days ago
    I suspect keeping your distance and hygiene played the bigger part MN, when you think that colds are caused by a virus the more hygienic you can be the better.
    Having said that, for getting over a cold I swear by Nightnurse night cold remedy for a good night sleep free of coughing so you can really rest and recover and fight the virus, 3 nights of it usually sorts me out.
    And yes I reckon having a healthy diet and being generally fitter really helps you fight illness.
    2199 days ago
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