Stop that cold in its tracks!

posted on January 20, 2014 by  |  posted under Parenting  |  23 Comments

Stop that cold in its tracks

It’s that time of year. Ah yes.

Glorious cold season.

Are any of you like me and find yourselves thinking that those darn colds seem to NEVER go away?!

I was feeling discouraged the other day when I realized my cold was lasting FOREVER, and rather than put up with it any longer, I did what I always tend to do when I have a problem. Take it to our wise Facebook friends. They pretty much always know what to do. :)

The question I asked them was this: “Finish this sentence…”the best tip I’ve learned for zapping a cold fast is______.”

Here are just a few of the great responses. You can read all the rest HERE!

Rachel P. said, “Chicken noodle soup with lots of pepper, vitamin c, and Zarbee’s natural cough syrup.

Kim H. said, “Nyquil, Vapo rub, Sleep, Fluids.”

Chelsy P. said, “Lots of OJ! And rub Vicks on their feet at night and put socks on them…clears up a runny nose fast!

Wendy T. said, “Emergen-C every three hours.”

Michelle C. said, “Mucinex, Netipot, push fluids and rest. Swear by it and I have been a registered nurse for 23 years.”

Tin O. said, “Homemade lemon & ginger cordial made up with hot water and a large spoonful of honey.


Some great tips, right? And there’s so many more!

Make sure to read the rest of the comments and bookmark them somewhere for future reference, or pin this post. :)

Lastly, it seems like children, specifically are ALWAYS coming down with something.

–I’m convinced there’s nothing worse than your little one looking at you with those big, dark, sad eyes and begging you to help them feel better. —

My 2-year old has had a constant runny nose for over a month, and we had another discussion on FB about treating kids.

We had over 100 comments in no time, and they were all so helpful! Here’s just a tiny bit of what was talked about.

Dana P. said, “Vaporizer and saline nasal drops 2-3 times a day really helps to cleanse the sinuses and wash to boogers away! Really really works!

Wilma E. said, “I would wonder if she has allergies, then I would consider giving her yogurt w/ probiotics in it to help boost immune system…if you had concerns I would talk to Dr about it.

Pam K. said, “After they recover from their illness always throw away their tooth brushes and get new ones. Works for adults as well.”

Breanna C. said, “We use essential oils at our house and they work wonders!  I put them on their feet/chest/back and diffuse into the air. Keeps them healthy when others are sick around us and helps them get over it so much faster. Good luck! I hate sick kids.”

I can’t thank you FB gals enough for coming to my rescue. This list is such a great resource!

For more great ideas, check out this great post:

7 “secret” home remedies

What do YOU do to stop a cold in it’s tracks? Please leave a comment below. :) :)

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Have fun shopping!

Stop that cold in its tracks

– Missy

    1. January 18th, 2012 at 1:01 am
      Caley says:
      Love these great ideas! This is a good page to bookmark, for sure!
      Not only for the suggestions, but for those beautiful brown eyes! How adorable! ;)
    2. January 18th, 2012 at 3:14 am
      my honest answer says:
      This is ME right now! Off to brew some ginger tea. Thanks for the suggestions.
    3. January 18th, 2012 at 5:40 am
      aje says:
      Sleep, fluids, zinc, elderberry, netti pot, vicks on chest and feet and prayer.
    4. January 18th, 2012 at 5:52 am
      Alicia says:
      8 oz of hot water, 2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Tbs Honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Drink it down! Helps open up the chest and the head. I swear by it after it got me over a cold quick!
    5. January 18th, 2012 at 8:16 am
      Missy says:
      ADORABLE pics, Alysha!
      I also am now swearing by DoTerra's Breath. Ever since they reformulated nasal decongestants because of drug use, they don't work. BREATH (essential oil blend) totally clears you up so you can breath again! Love it!
      On a side note, the ONGuard has helped my little one stay out of the hospital since I started using it.
      I also love NyQuil at night. ;)
    6. January 18th, 2012 at 10:04 am
      Shelley says:
      I love showering my kids with mommy love when they are sick. Heck, I like being showered with love when I am sick. That means fresh Orange Juice, snuggle time, and lots of TLC.
    7. January 18th, 2012 at 11:09 am
      Mindy says:
      Thanks for highlighting some responses here. I saw the post in FB but didn't want to read 100+ comments!
    8. January 18th, 2012 at 1:53 pm
      Krysta says:
      Green Tea with Honey, Defend & Resist Complex (Shaklee), NutriFeron (Shaklee), Vitamin-C and lots of rest!
    9. January 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
      Alison says:
      Your daughter looks cute blowing her nose:)
      Great post Alysha!!
    10. January 18th, 2012 at 8:14 pm
      Jennifer S says:
      I started using something called Cold & Sinus Blaster. It's an herbal supplement (It does contain 30-40% alcohol so its not for kids). I take this at the first sign of a cold and you can LITERALLY feel it working on your sinuses and throat. If its a basic common cold it usually goes away by the 3rd day. Sometimes 5 days if its stubborn one. BUT, just to warn you..its not the best flavor. You can put it in water or juice tho which is nice. You can take it 2-3x/day. Anyways, works for me and my husband.
    11. January 18th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
      shellagh selee says:
      Ok....hands down WITHOUT fail....airborne!! You know the little fizzy tablets you get in a tube at the grocery store??? Take 2 in a 1/4 cup of water (approx)the minute you feel any cold symptoms....any little plugged nose, teensiest sore throat etc...take 2 a day till no symptoms. IF it's already full blown....take 6 a day till it joke. I promise if you do it you will never have another cold. End of story!! We spend about 20/mo on it but none of our family has a cold for longer than a day. Our kids (tweens & teens) will occasionally have one for 2 days because they aren't as diligent in taking it right away. But 2 days of 6/day & it's all but gone. Finish the next few days taking 2 or 3 a day.
      Try it!! Pink grapefruit is the best flavor.
      Shellagh :)
      • January 9th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
        Paula says:
        I haven't tried Airborne myself but my husband who is super skeptical of all of those natural remedies/supplements kind of thing (... or actually any sort of remedy really, I can never even get him to go to the doctor) swears by it! He tried it once and said it helped him feel better right away, I would like to know though... would it be fine for kids? Anyone know? If it works for them too I'd love to give it to my little ones to help them feel better!
        • January 19th, 2013 at 9:03 pm
          Jessica says:
          I believe (can't be 100% sure) but I think they have a kids version as well. I have to also Pilgrim DoTerra breathe. My son has asthma and I put it in his diffuser at night and it helps keep him clear and calm. For the little Guy I also use Hylands original cough meds. They don't have any of the hard hitters that our meds do, just all natural stuff. Works like a charm.
    12. January 19th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
      FestivePartyGirl says:
      Like Chelsey P. said, a friend of mine swears by the Vicks on your feet with socks on. My daughter just came down with a cold and I think I'll call the hubby and ask him to pick some up so we can try it on her.
    13. October 19th, 2013 at 3:57 am
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    14. January 29th, 2014 at 10:23 am
      anne says:
      I love HALO. You spray 3 sprays in your mouth and it prevents 99.9% of germs from entering your body! Also, I love LAVI nasal saline with Dead Sea minerals. Both can be ordered through your pharmacy if they don't already have them - they should! I am an elementary school sub and they keep me healthy.
    15. January 30th, 2014 at 8:16 am
      Lorraine says:
      I make the kids a cough and cold "tea" from something readily available in Kentucky - elderberries. Ours are first dried, but regardless, they must be boiled! (You can get dried elderberries from various online sources, too.)
      1/4 cup dried elderberries
      4 cups water
      1 stick cinnamon
      2 tbs whole cloves
      Local honey to taste
      Boil the ingredients together until the liquid is dark and a bit syrupy. Shut the heat at that point, and add the secret ingredient: a raw, chopped garlic clove.
      Let it steep until cooled. It will keep in the fridge for a week or so, and can be drunk either chilled or re-heated.
      Surprisingly, the garlic just adds a fresh "green" taste that's not unpleasant. Our kids actually ASK to drink this on a fairly regular basis.
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