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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/12/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Friday Koffee Klatch
     If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

      But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn    So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
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What are your tips and advise for coping with a common cold?

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   Posted 11/12/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Chicken soup, a warm electric throw blanket, lots of soft tissues and warm socks....and last, but most importantly for me, take tussin (plain/generic) and sip on it all day to break up mucus. It keeps things running in the body and helps to prevent me from getting pneumonia...yuck!

(Just for info, the Tussin was recommended by my PCP. It is the same thing as plain Mucinex. Just be sure not to get any with added medications so they won't interact with your other meds.)
Retired Mom

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   Posted 11/13/2010 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Some advice I wish I could follow is...rest! Let everyone else in the household do what chores you usually and you get to rest. Keep the fluids going and if you can't sleep due to symptoms then take something gentle. For me, if I can't breathe through my nose then I can't sleep. So I have to use something that decongests my head. After that I can rest and let the body fight away.

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