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Colds!
« 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.

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Re: Colds!
« Reply #1 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.   :)
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Re: Colds!
« Reply #2 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?
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« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Colds!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 04:32:26 AM »

Lucosade... hot whisky and honey....bowls of jelly and icecream
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Re: Colds!
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 07:57:55 AM »

Definitely not ice cream or anything milk related! Lots of soup and hot, spicy food.
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« Reply #6 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!
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Re: Colds!
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 12:11:15 PM »

NyQuil if you're not.

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Re: Colds!
« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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!
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Re: Colds!
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2010, 12:24:34 PM »

glad you're feeling better!
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« Reply #11 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!
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« Reply #12 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...
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Re: Colds!
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2010, 03:04:07 AM »

the next stage is a grey complexion and and an urge to eat brains
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« Reply #14 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 !!!!
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