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Cold remedies

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Flamingo74, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Flamingo74

    Flamingo74 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m T2 500mg Merformin daily. Last HBa1C in October was 37.

    I am generally well but have the usual winter cold/sore throat. What are people taking to soothe these symptoms whilst avoiding sugary lozenges and syrupy cough mixtures?

    I’m taking paracetamol for the aches and headache.
     
  2. Larissima

    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For clearing the sinuses and soothing a sore throat I do steam inhalation - basically just breathing over a pot of hot (not boiling) water. I usually add a few drops of Olbas Oil, or some lavender essential oil, or even a bit of Vicks VapoRub.

    This autumn I made some "Fire Cider" - garlic, ginger, lemon and chilli peppers steeped in cider vinegar for a couple of weeks - and taking a spoonful of that (diluted in water) at the first sign of a sore throat helped with it not developing further.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Single malt whisky works for me.
     
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    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Gargling warm salt water
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Whisky and pickled onions (or so the GP told my Dad).
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't take any cold/flu remedies due to potentially very dangerous interactions with meds I take so I use steam inhalations several times during the day, normal saline nasal drops, drink lots of warm fluids, plenty of fresh air ;)

    My worst time is when I get middle ear infections (most times with a simple cold), go very deaf taking 3 months to resolve so even wearing my hearing aids doesn't help, so tend to get rather keen on the steam inhalations.

    Oh, and Paracetamol ocassionally. Fortunately, I don't get colds too often, certainly no more than annually ( hope not famous last words ;) )

    Hope you feel better very soon
     
  7. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Being honest anything that you would normally take ! to hell with it why feel miserable
     
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