• http://www.debt-tips.com KDB

    The two remedies that work best for me are zinc lozenges & hydrogen peroxide in the ear. You can get zinc from any pharmacy like CVS or Rite Aid, but the ones from a health food store are more potent & less sugary. A few drops of peroxide in each ear, left in for a few minutes until the bubbling stops, works great too.

    • Heather Levin

      KDB, Thanks for those tips! I’ve never heard the one about peroxide. Should people use this when they have an ear infection, or if they’re just sick with the flu?

      • Jenadair

        Not flu related, but we have kept from getting ear, sinus, and strep infections (which were VERY common in our home) for the last year by gargling hydrogen-peroxide and water 1/3 parts and dripping rubbing alcohol in our ears.

        Regarding the flu GARLIC GARLIC GARLIC and the chicken noodle soup with fresh (not over cooked) onion, carrots, garlic, and parsley, plus sea salt and pepper.

        Best of luck to you all!

  • Sally

    I’m going to bookmark these tips for when I inevitably get sick. I’ve avoided flu so far (just colds and sore throats) but it’s going round where I live so no doubt I’ll get it sooner or later and this article will come in handy!

  • http://www.exergen.com Thermometer

    Good post exploring some ways to care for a cold, beat a flu and reduce a fever. I wonder how many people can brave the garlic remedy?

  • http://firstgenamerican.com First Gen American

    This is a great reminder especially when you’ve taken that last swig of cough syrup already and the pharmacy is closed. I always have lemon, honey and powdered ginger on hand, so it’s nice to remember that I can just go downstairs and have a do it yourself remedy instead. My mom makes the best chicken soup. I don’t think it does anything for my cold except taste good and hydrate me but I still like eating it when I’m sick.

  • http://www.uhnw.com.au Jim Smith

    I get sick every winter – guaranteed. One thing that I find really useful (as a variation on number 1) is eucalyptus – pretty powerful stuff and guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes, but does clean the nose out.

  • Lisa

    I’ve tried all sorts of coughing syrups, believe me, but none of them helps. Even though Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa does not eliminates the cough I like to stick to this chinese syrup I’ve been taking since I was a kid: Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa. My grandfather is chinese, so I guess my mom got the advice from him. I was really surprised when I found that chinese market selling it here in Belgium. It does have a refreshing, soothing, sweetening effect…as long as it lasts…then back to coughing mode.

  • Drill4h2o

    Wild oil of oregano, on a daily basis

    • Drill4h2o

      Check out the web site of hedd wyn essentials, it has a lot of uses.

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  • Jenadair

    Sorry, I forgot to mention that bathing in water hot enough to steam and Tea Tree oil is also VERY helpful. Eucalyptus oil on a cotton pad under the chin is helpful too.

  • Jenadair

    Not flu related, but we have kept from getting ear, sinus, and strep infections (which were VERY common in our home) for the last year by gargling hydrogen-peroxide and water 1/3 parts and dripping rubbing alcohol in our ears.

    Regarding the flu GARLIC GARLIC GARLIC and the chicken noodle soup with fresh (not over cooked) onion, carrots, garlic, and parsley, plus sea salt and pepper.

    Best of luck to you all!

  • Renu Ahuja

    Thanks for really very good tios, i always give green tea with honey in slightly warm water to my kids for cold and it works…..

  • Guest

    Slightly confused about why you are promoting chicken soup as a vegetarian… Have some standards! I know as a vegan myself its easy to want to please the crowd, but just remember that the suffering will only last longer in the long run… Be brave.

    However thanks for the other information, I think mustard sounds the most interesting! :)

    • Liz

      Because most vegetarians eat vegetables for health benefits, not some misguided I’m better than you meat eaters attitude which is what I find from most vegans. So maybe they DO have standards, which is why they call themselves a vegetarian, not a vegan.

  • Annie Marie

    Thank you!!! very informative, I have a question – has anyone tried shungite water? One of my friends advised me to try it, in his case it helped. If anybody faced this situation and tried it please advise.

  • Tally

    Thank you that really helped but,which mustard should we use oil sauce or seeds thanks

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