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FDS
02-24-2007, 06:02 PM
Screw taking a 10% alcohol based cold medicine to knock me out for a good nights sleep. I might as well catch a buzz. A hangover couldn't make me feel worse. What's a good alcohol for this? brandy in coffee? Beer just will not taste good right now.

noa
02-24-2007, 06:06 PM
Hot toddy's are good for a cold. http://www.drinkstreet.com/searchresults.cgi?drinkid=1063&drinkname=category:12

Whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot water

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Skip Towne
02-24-2007, 06:10 PM
Alcohol is a diuretic. It sucks all of the water out of your cells. It may make you feel better for awhile but is not good for fighting off illness.

dave0320
02-24-2007, 06:10 PM
Brandy in hot tea.

Joie
02-24-2007, 06:13 PM
Do the alcohol if you want. But also, lots of vitamin C and water. Hope you feel better soon.

noa
02-24-2007, 06:16 PM
My girlfriend swears by this stuff: http://www.herbalremedies.com/72700.html

RJ
02-24-2007, 06:37 PM
Hot toddy's are good for a cold. http://www.drinkstreet.com/searchresults.cgi?drinkid=1063&drinkname=category:12

Whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and hot water

PBJ PBJ PBJ



That is the exact "recipe" I used when I was sick last week. It worked better for the sore throat than any of the stuff I got from the drug store and gave the added benefit of being able to sleep. I recommend it highly.

StcChief
02-24-2007, 06:40 PM
Zicam worked as well.

Simply Red
02-24-2007, 06:44 PM
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FDS
02-24-2007, 08:44 PM
Brandy in hot green tea with honey and lemon.

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StcChief
02-24-2007, 08:47 PM
Brandy in hot green tea with honey and lemon.

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SR

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Brandy and Tea/honey did that too....

Take the Zicam during the nite/daytime.
The cold must run it's course...

I now swear by it to shorten the time you have a cold.

FDS
02-25-2007, 12:48 PM
Bitch moan
whiney bitch mode in full effect
this shit sucks

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elvomito
02-25-2007, 01:37 PM
apparently kerosene takes care of colds as well as many other conditions
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http://users.mrbean.net.au/~wlast/cancer6-remedies.html
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/8929/cures.html
http://www.endtimesreport.com/homerem.html
:toast:

luv
02-25-2007, 01:43 PM
I agree with Skip on this one. The only reason alcohol is in cold medicine is to help you sleep, not to make you feel better. Alcohol is not good for a cold cure.

That being said, if you're going to try to drink it away, you might as well go for screwdrivers. At least you'll get vitamin C that way.

I can't see how you would want to drink coffee when you're sick. Too much caffeine. Also, hot toddies have helped me when I'm congested, but done little for my overall cold. Just my experience though.

Hope you get well soon!

RJ
02-25-2007, 01:51 PM
If alcohol isn't good for a cold why is it an ingredient in Nyquil?

Hog Rider
02-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Shot of Wild Turkey or Old Grand Dad.

luv
02-25-2007, 01:57 PM
If alcohol isn't good for a cold why is it an ingredient in Nyquil?
Maybe because it helps you sleep?

RJ
02-25-2007, 02:06 PM
Maybe because it helps you sleep?


But if alcohol is bad for a cold why not put in another type of sleep aid?


Neither a physician nor a pharmacist am I.

luv
02-25-2007, 02:11 PM
But if alcohol is bad for a cold why not put in another type of sleep aid?


Neither a physician nor a pharmacist am I.
Maybe it's the most effective when conbined with the other ingredients that are supposed to relieve some symptoms long enough for the alcohol to kick in and put you to sleep.

I'm just guessing as well.

The nerd in me is going to try to look it up for you.

luv
02-25-2007, 02:29 PM
If it helps....

NyQuil contains 10% alcohol while DayQuil is alcohol free. Some of the ingredients used to relieve different cold symptoms in DayQuil are different than those in NyQuil, and DayQuil has the warning to avoid drinking alcohol due to the contents.

PinkFloyd
02-25-2007, 02:32 PM
Not sure about a cold, but for the flu I just put on about 5 layers of clothes and then get under about 10 blankets and sweat it out...

Works every time...

kcfanXIII
02-25-2007, 02:37 PM
i like screw drivers anytime, but especially whne i'm sick.

RJ
02-25-2007, 02:41 PM
If it helps....

NyQuil contains 10% alcohol while DayQuil is alcohol free. Some of the ingredients used to relieve different cold symptoms in DayQuil are different than those in NyQuil, and DayQuil has the warning to avoid drinking alcohol due to the contents.


Maybe they choose alcohol for the sleep aid ingredient because it's cheaper than any alternative. Similar to the way so many foods use high fructose corn syrup.

luv
02-25-2007, 02:51 PM
Maybe they choose alcohol for the sleep aid ingredient because it's cheaper than any alternative. Similar to the way so many foods use high fructose corn syrup.
Makes sense to me. If it's cheaper, easier, more readily available, and (most important to the company) people will buy it, then go for it.

FDS
02-25-2007, 05:55 PM
But if alcohol is bad for a cold why not put in another type of sleep aid?


Neither a physician nor a pharmacist am I.

Because underage drinkers can't stomache enough mouthwash it get a buzz. NyQuil and 7up fit in a kid's back pack.

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JimNasium
02-25-2007, 07:24 PM
I can't believe that no one has recommended antifreeze yet.

MichaelH
02-25-2007, 07:27 PM
Good blackberry schnaps can't be any worse than that over the counter cold crap they sell.

StcChief
02-25-2007, 07:32 PM
I can't believe that no one has recommended antifreeze yet.

FDS turned into a Cat?