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Cold remedies!

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by maitai, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. maitai

    maitai Type 2 · Member

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    There has been a bug going around and i've become one of the unfortunate victims!

    What are some home/safe remedies that you guys do when you get a cold?

    I'm afraid of taking cough medicines because every article I read says that it's bad for your BG and my BGs have been a tad bit high since catching the bug!

    And what are some go to meals when you're feeling a bit sick?

    I have a scratchy throat, chest cough and a runny nose.

    All replies are appreciated!
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    You can get sugar free cough syrups just ask at your chemist. There’s also sugar free Strepsils for sore throats.
    I don’t get colds often now, I started taking vitamin C and zinc a few years ago (before my type 2 diagnosis) and it has drastically cut down the number of colds that get me.
    I hope you get better soon.
     
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  3. archersuz

    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink warm lemon squash (used to add honey.....) and take paracetamol. I also love to curl up on the sofa in a sleeping bag! Low carb fresh soups are easy to prepare if you don't feel like cooking - just open the packet, pour into a bowl and heat in a microwave
     
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    pyotrr Type 2 · Member

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    I swear by Beechams Powders. Seems to relieve symptoms of a cold very quickly.
    I tip the powder straight onto my tongue and swallow!
     
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  5. mike@work

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    Hope you get well soon!

    Here are a few recipes I would recommend
    1) Chili and garlic - maybe not so fun to eat with a sore throat though
    2) Extract from Echinacea Purpurea - suppose you can buy it in small bottles in GB too

    These "cures" above have only some effect, when you already have a flu, but quite effective if you try to head off a not yet severe cold
     
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  6. Energize

    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Due to one of my regular medications, I can't take any cold/flu remedies. However, I find that Oblas Oil, lots of fluids, steam inhalations and paracetamol sees me through. Saves me a lot of £££ re buying cold remedies etc too ;)
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    A bottle of malt whisky, a box of tissues and sweat it out.
     
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  8. mike@work

    [email protected] Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmm - that whisky thing does maybe not cure a flu, but it's much more fun to endure a flu that way :)
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I don't take anything it will go on its own just as fast so don't get ripped off..
     
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  10. Ross.Walker

    Ross.Walker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tomyam soup.

    it can be all natural ingredients. Garlic, Chilli, lemongrass, galangal, basil and a lot of hot water. Read up on the medicinal properties for each herb/spice and you will be surprised how you can eat your way out of issues
     
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  11. Alexandra100

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    Chicken soup. Traditional and low carb.
     
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