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Ugh, A Cold for Thanksgiving

Yesterday I woke up with a little bit of a sore throat, so I tried to drink a lot of fluids to flush out the system. This morning I woke up with razors in my throat and the start of the sniffles.
My boss just told me about a product named Varigen that's worked for her to shorten colds. Just wondering what else people use to get rid of the nasty cold bug?

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Hmmm. Never heard of Varigan. May be worth a try. I usually just take Tylenol Cold medicine and drink lots of fluids and hang out on the couch. Also hot tea with honey is very soothing on the throat. I hope you feel better soon. ((((HUGS))))
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If it's any consolation, I think I might be coming down with a sinus infection. Loads of fun, because I get dizzy.


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I don't think anything "shortens" colds, maybe just relieves certain symptoms while it runs its course whatever course that is.

I'm on day 11 of a nasty one that started just as you describe. And I'm still pretty miserable.

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Our family haven't had a flue shot, in like 15-20 years - we seldom get ill or even much of a cold now.
Co-workers seem to take much more sick time off, the ones taking the annual flu shots.

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If it's any consolation, I think I might be coming down with a sinus infection. Loads of fun, because I get dizzy.
Not fun! Hope it goes away soon!

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I'm on day 11 of a nasty one that started just as you describe. And I'm still pretty miserable.
Mine can't last 11 days! My mom and I have a big shopping trip planned in Chicago on the 30th. I have to be in tip top shape!


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Co-workers seem to take much more sick time off, the ones taking the annual flu shots.
I never get a flu shot either. The only time I've seen people get the flu is after they've had the shot!

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If it's any consolation, I think I might be coming down with a sinus infection. Loads of fun, because I get dizzy.


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Yesterday I woke up with a little bit of a sore throat, so I tried to drink a lot of fluids to flush out the system. This morning I woke up with razors in my throat and the start of the sniffles.
My boss just told me about a product named Varigen that's worked for her to shorten colds. Just wondering what else people use to get rid of the nasty cold bug?
Sorry to hear it. I have (for years) gotten a mild cold every summer and fall. I have found Zicam (at least gives the illusion of) helps quite a bit. I don't get the "bad" version with sore throat and all often, maybe once every 4 years.
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So sorry to hear this. Colds are miserable at any time of the year but horrible during the holidays when you want to have fun and good food!

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