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Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Dave!The way I get over a cold has been the same for over a decade... 1) Overdose on Vitamin C. 2) Stay warm. 3) Drink lots of liquids. 4) Take whatever pills needed to get 10+ hours of sleep each night.

The first three things are what gives you body the ability to repair itself while you are sleeping half the day away. And it totally works for me. I can get rid of a cold in 3 days... 4 days tops. When I am unable to get the 10+ hours of sleep, the damn thing can drag on for a week or longer, so lots of rest is clearly key to fighting a cold. At least for me...

Dave Sleeping on SHEETS

And, sure enough, my cold "broke" last night at around 9:30, four days after it had started. There I was watching television, and CRACK! My sinuses split wide open, letting me know that my cold was over. I spent most of today clearing the crap out of my lungs, which means I'll be good to go by tomorrow.

When I will be flying to Europe.

Here's hoping I don't catch another cold in the 9 hours it takes to fly over the Atlantic.

Because flying home from Cincinnati on a plane full of sick people last week is how I caught the one I just got rid of.

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  1. Neil T. says:

    Try taking zinc supplements, or eating zinc-rich foods when you have a cold, or any other viral infection. Zinc helps to kill of viruses.

    • Dave2 says:

      Zinc is most effective when you shove it up your nose very quickly after contracting the virus… but scientists say that repeated use of zinc in your nose will probably damage your sense of smell, so I stopped using it (I don’t even think they sell it for nasal application any more?). I’ve found that zinc tablets or lozenges don’t do a thing for me (neither does Vitamin D, which many swear by), so I’ve been sticking to Vitamin C and rest. I guess different people react differently to these “cures” and everybody has to find what works best for them.

  2. ssp says:

    +1 for the Spongebob sheets :)

    Have a good journey.

  3. I’m jelly! I’ve been trying to kick the cold I and my son caught last Friday. Damn thing will not give up. It’s definitely on the way out, but it’s dragging it’s heels along the way. Have a great time in Europe!!

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