Guys, I’ve been sick for 6 days. Though I know the average cold typically lasts 7-10 days, I’m typically only sick for 2-3 days when I get something. Therefore, yesterday I started to look up several natural home remedies to try and kick this thing….it finally came to a head when this morning I DRANK garlic! It was gross….
I have been doing all the usual remedies throughout the week–increasing my vitamin C and zinc intake, drinking tons of fluids, resting, drinking lemon and honey tea, drinking Kombucha….anything I could think of.
I thought I was getting better on Friday, but I woke up Saturday feeling the most miserable I’ve felt yet! My throat was sore, nose running, very congested, and no voice… John and I went to pick up our herd share milk, and they had a booth for essential oils there. I’ve never tried essential oils, but they had a vapor rub one that was supposed to help congestion. I figured it couldn’t hurt, so we bought it! Well, it smelled good, but I don’t think it helped my congestion.
I woke up in the middle of the night feeling even worse! So, I googled some home remedies for a cold/congestion. I found this website with a ton of suggestions. Here are the ones I tried:
Hydrogen peroxide in the ear
Garlic and onion wrapped on my foot
Then this morning, I tried drinking garlic, and made a steam concoction to breathe in!
Did any of these work? No……. Well, I feel great this morning, but I still can’t talk, I’m still congested, and my nose is running like crazy….. Sigh….I guess I just have to let it take it’s course!
Any of you have any other home remedy suggestions?
Anyone else dealing with this nasty cold?
Good news is, I ran 3.25 miles this morning with Mya and felt great!
I’m staying home from church because I don’t want people to think I’m going to give them the plague, but I think I’m good to try the Indoor Bike Time Trial this afternoon!