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Title: Colds!
Post by: murmur on February 25, 2010, 08:58:43 PM
Any old fashioned remedies?

I have a temperature of 103.0 and I feel out of wack and am not sure how to get my temp down fast.

Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: CeeGBee on February 25, 2010, 09:23:13 PM
Tylenol is pretty much the standard otc for bringing your fever down, but
most of the things we think of as "headache pills" (aspirin, advil, motrin...)
serve the same purpose. 

If your fever stays over 102 after you take something, you should see a doctor
(like now, not later), because it could be a sign of something fairly serious.

Beyond that, lots of fluids and rest.

Feel better fast.   :)
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: murmur on February 25, 2010, 09:24:03 PM
A friend told me to soak my socks in water and put them on has anyone ever heard of that?
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: CeeGBee on February 25, 2010, 09:27:02 PM
It's one of a number of very-old-fashioned symptom-treatments... If antibiotics haven't
been invented to treat the infection, you could still try to keep the fever down by cooling
the extremities.....

Dipping your feet in a tub of cool water would work about as well as the socks-method, but
not as well as real medicine...  even the common, everyday sort.
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: The Angel Raliel on February 26, 2010, 04:32:26 AM
Lucosade... hot whisky and honey....bowls of jelly and icecream
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: Paul Jon on February 26, 2010, 07:57:55 AM
Definitely not ice cream or anything milk related! Lots of soup and hot, spicy food.
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: murmur on February 26, 2010, 09:26:25 AM
Well after waking up in a huge pool of sweat and hallucinating I think I might be on my way to recovery!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: imaginary friend on February 26, 2010, 12:11:15 PM
NyQuil if you're not.

#@!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: peppamintdynamo on February 26, 2010, 12:16:11 PM
Don't use advil. It's a muscle relaxant, and won't work as well for fevers. Tylenol is much better. Home remedies are great, if your fever isn't high. 103 is getting up there. Please take otc stuff, and if you're hallucinating, see a doctor.
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: murmur on February 26, 2010, 12:18:56 PM
Well I did last night I just woke up like sweating terribly and then I was seeing crazy colors and stuff in the complete dark. It was strange but its passed my temperature today is at 99.3 soo I think im recovering!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: lentower on February 26, 2010, 12:24:34 PM
glad you're feeling better!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: peppamintdynamo on February 26, 2010, 12:43:05 PM
Well I did last night I just woke up like sweating terribly and then I was seeing crazy colors and stuff in the complete dark. It was strange but its passed my temperature today is at 99.3 soo I think im recovering!
Yay, good!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: CeeGBee on February 26, 2010, 02:50:41 PM
Sounds like you're past the worst of it, but seriously 103 degrees is not to be taken lightly...

...to say nothing of delirium/hallucinations...
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: The Angel Raliel on February 27, 2010, 03:04:07 AM
the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: murmur on February 27, 2010, 09:44:38 AM
the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains

I was yellow for a while maybe its coming !!!!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: lentower on February 27, 2010, 04:53:53 PM
the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains
I was yellow for a while maybe its coming !!!!

the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains
I was yellow for a while maybe its coming !!!!

yellow often indicates liver malfunction ...

emphaszie what CeeGBee said about some symptoms
telling you to see a doctor!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: murmur on March 01, 2010, 09:08:39 AM
the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains
I was yellow for a while maybe its coming !!!!

the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains
I was yellow for a while maybe its coming !!!!

yellow often indicates liver malfunction ...

emphaszie what CeeGBee said about some symptoms
telling you to see a doctor!


I'd see a doctor if I had medical or a million dollars just to see a doctor.
Eventually I will have medical so we will check in a few months.                                                           
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: imaginary friend on March 01, 2010, 10:35:15 PM
find a free clinic or something. liver problems ain't nothing to play with, girl. :(

#@!
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: CeeGBee on March 01, 2010, 11:19:41 PM
find a free clinic or something. liver problems ain't nothing to play with, girl. :(

#@!
...or dain bramage
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: Pope Totalfrog on March 02, 2010, 01:29:59 AM
...or dain bramage

I had that once but I am fine now..............LOOK A PURPLE MONKEY!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: CeeGBee on March 02, 2010, 02:15:28 AM
...or dain bramage

I had that once but I am fine now..............LOOK A PURPLE MONKEY!!!!!!!!!!
You Aussies have everything cool.....   :'(
Title: Re: Colds!
Post by: turtle club on April 09, 2010, 05:42:11 PM
colds suck. i heard you never actually have the same type of cold more than once as your body becomes immune when it heals itself, there are a couple of hundred types so you could have every one once over your lifetime.