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How Do You Cope With the Common Cold?

Over on Lockergnome, LucaGTech wonders how you cope with the common cold. The answers are actually quite varied. You’d think that in this day and age, we’d have the medications or technologies to help us get over this annoying malady quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice to sneeze once, take a pill and be completely fine within hours? Being sick is not only annoying – it can really mess things up in your life, as well. It’s very difficult to pull out of a hole when you get behind on work (or classes) for several days due to being ill.

My assistant Kat happens to be extremely ill right now, and she’s doing everything in her power to get better faster. She visited the doctor to get proper medications for the Bronchitis. She’s resting as much as possible, is taking vitamins and eating as well as she can. However, she has to let the illness run its course. The same thing happens with a regular old cold – you have to wait it out. Some people will tell you that there are different home or homeopathic remedies that will lessen the severity and length of a cold. This isn’t exactly rocket science, and none of them have been officially proven. If they worked 100%, none of us would ever sneeze again!

How do you deal with things when you get sick? Do you resort to OTC medicines? Do you rush to your doctor? Do you lock yourself in the bedroom and hide under the covers? Make sure you do your part to prevent the spread of germs which cause colds and other illnesses: cover your cough and wash your hands frequently – please!

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