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Here are 2 remedies for common cold that have worked well for me.

Those who have known me well, would know that I am very vulnerable to a cold and most of my engineering days & a little later too - I almost always had a cold. You would see me with a jacket in summers, and friends cracked numerous jokes about my love for the handkerchief...

Last 2 years have been very different though and the reason is the 2 remedies below.

  • Cold water shower -  This is a remedy that my brother in law told me about. He also asked me to keep my mouth closed during the shower & advised keeping a little water in the mouth during the shower to help achieve that. This works like a charm for me. Besides fixing the cold, it also makes me feel a lot more charged up during the day.
  • Drink a lot of warm water - When I get back home from work, and feel like I am catching a cold, I have 6-7 glasses of reasonably warm water at short intervals (every 15-30 minutes) and by the time I sleep, the breathing tracks are clear. This was a mom ka nuskha that  has worked well for over 2 yeasr for me now.
Besides these, when I am regularly jogging I have no cold, but then I am too lazy to be regular at jogging which is why the above 2 quick-fix remedies are my favourite over the long-term jogging solution.

Disclaimer: These have worked for me, DOES NOT mean that they will work for you. But if you are in similar climatic conditions, may be the chances are high. I live in Bangalore, which never has any extreme weather.

If you are courageous enough to try these, or have already tried these in the past let me know if they work for you or not, so that I can decide on how forcefully I should advocate these.


p.s: I promise this shall be my last post about Health for sometime in the future.
Current Location: Bangalore
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From:solzaire
Date:February 6th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
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my personal magic remedy is inhaling steam.
and yes to sipping warm water :-)
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