I have heard that Mucinex is a good product....
And I would suggest drinking lots of tea.
I used to use Zicam nasal swabs and found them to help a bit and be soothing, but they don't make them anymore, and I hate any of the zinc things to be taken by mouth - they give me a bad taste and make my slightly queasy.
You totally have my sympathy, Heather - I feel similarly about
colds. My family knows I handle serious crises much better than a cold, which turns me crabby, makes me feel sorry for myself - I'm "there." I hope it goes away quickly and with no complications.
Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, Azulphidine
Diagnosed UC 1986 Prednisone almost 2 years
Asacol - 16 pills/day, cortenemas, Rowasa
Metamucil - 2 doses/day since '86, and psyllium seed powder
VSL#3DS, Multivitamin, Calcium and D, Flax Seed Oil
homemade yogurt each day
Ryzolt for arthritis pain
Son, 16, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission