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#1 Posted by epgpx (365 posts) -

I've had this bloody cold for about three weeks now and it does not want to go away. Anybody have any recommendations for what i can take to rid myself of it.

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#2 Edited by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

Yes, Black Chicken broth, my people have been using it for thousands of years for this reason. You will need to go to a good Chinese supermarket to get one. Don't be put off by the colour, it's colour is merely the product of a very healthy diet which consists of high potency antioxidants.

Chop the chicken up and boil gently for a while (don't remove the skin), then add crispy "yang vegetables" (root veg) of your choice and spices. Recipes can be found online. Not only will your cold go, but you'll be able to avoid one for months.

edit: Here's one recipe, you don't need to follow it fully but I do recommend adding the Ginseng and Ginger, as they help clear out the infected mucus in the stomach lining better than anything else.

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#3 Posted by Ursus_Veritas (412 posts) -

Visit a Doctor before eliciting advice from a video game forum? 
 
If you think it's lingering on for longer than it should, you might want to just have your doctor check it out. They'll give you something for it if it's anything serious, or just tell you to dose up on cough syrup and the likes if it's just a cold.

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#4 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

If it's cold there's not much you can do other than taking something that boosts your immune system. Like others have said, the only people qualified to give medical advice are doctors so go see one!

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#5 Posted by Jrad (638 posts) -

Don't buy any bullshit alternative medicine or herbal remedies. Don't take megadoses of vitamin C. There's no cure for the cold, but you can treat the symptoms: nasal sprays can provide reliable (but temporary) relief. I'm partial to cough drops when it comes to dealing with sore throats, too.

Pretty much the only preventative measure you can take is frequent hand washing. There are a couple of others, but they're absurdly inconvenient (face masks). There are no drugs that have been proven to be effective in preventing the common cold, and it goes without saying herbal and alternative medicines have no effect.

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#6 Posted by Snail (8886 posts) -

Play video games.

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#7 Posted by runnah555 (152 posts) -

Scotch has been linked with flu fighting power.

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#8 Posted by Laksa (254 posts) -

See a doctor. RIght now.

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#9 Posted by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

Uh... three weeks? No cold should last three weeks. Are you sure you aren't just reacting to the seasons changing? I know that whenever summer comes to a close and fall is right around the corner, I start feeling like I have a cold. Hell, I've felt that way all week.

Do you have a fever?

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#10 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

You should probably go see a doctor. Whenever I get a cold, it always seems to become infected and then I have to go get antibiotics. A cold shouldn't last more than two weeks, so you might be in that situation.

Go see a doctor!

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#11 Posted by TyCobb (2031 posts) -

Bloodletting. It's the only cure.

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#12 Posted by Ben_H (3933 posts) -

Halls. Lots of Halls. The stronger the better. Those clean me out perfectly. I had a cold for about 2 weeks and I needed those to work because I work in a refrigerated environment so I would get really sore throats and would plug up.

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#13 Posted by BonOrbitz (2475 posts) -

@EPGPX said:

I've had this bloody cold for about three weeks now and it does not want to go away. Anybody have any recommendations for what i can take to rid myself of it.

SLEEP. Lots of that and fluids. Take vitamin C tablets and zinc tablets. I hear zinc is better than vitamin c when it comes to colds, but take both. Minor metallic taste aside, it'll do you some good.

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#14 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Take cocktails of various cold and flu, and vitamin medicines you have laying around the house. That usually does it for me. Mix n' match.

I feel obligated to tell you I have no medical licence. Who needs a licence when you got style?

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#15 Posted by HH (932 posts) -

pull yourself together man!

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#16 Edited by Metric_Outlaw (1201 posts) -

If its been going on for that long it could be an infection. I would see a doctor but that being said I have found a lot of Vitamin C always helps me. But Vitamin C won't help with an infection. You'd need antibiotics.

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#17 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

JAEGERMEISTER!

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#18 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

stop masturbating

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#19 Posted by BonOrbitz (2475 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

stop masturbating

I thought sneezing through your penis is good.

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#20 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@Ursus_Veritas
Visit a Doctor before eliciting advice from a video game forum? 
 
If you think it's lingering on for longer than it should, you might want to just have your doctor check it out. They'll give you something for it if it's anything serious, or just tell you to dose up on cough syrup and the likes if it's just a cold.
Never listen to The Silence. They're some shady fucking aliens. But yeah maybe go to the doctor.
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#21 Posted by Zleunamme (932 posts) -

The longest cold I had was a week because I wasn't taking medicines to alleviate the symptoms. Unless you have seasonal allergies, go to a doctor immediately. Maybe leeches could help.

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#22 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (735 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

stop masturbating

Ha, there's actually an element of truth to this joke. Zinc plays a vital role in your immune system.

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#23 Posted by j0lter (311 posts) -

@TyCobb: Release your inner demons!

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#24 Posted by TheHumanDove (2520 posts) -

three week cold? Sounds like bronchitis

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#25 Posted by S0ndor (2717 posts) -

Boost your immune system, if you're overweight then adjust your diet and get your ass to a gym. Stuff like that. There is no magical cure for the common cold.

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#26 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

Eat chinese food

Your nose will run until there's nothing left

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#27 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -

ecstasy and a Daft Punk album always works for me.

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#28 Posted by Coafi (1520 posts) -

Go to the hospital, you might be sicker than you thought, you silly person!

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#29 Posted by Franstone (1455 posts) -

@UitDeToekomst said:

ecstasy and a Daft Punk album always works for me.

Omg I couldn't help but crack up when I read that.

Was gonna suggest Airborne and a shit-ton of weed.

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#30 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -

@Franstone said:

@UitDeToekomst said:

ecstasy and a Daft Punk album always works for me.

Omg I couldn't help but crack up when I read that.

Was gonna suggest Airborne and a shit-ton of weed.

as a professional loser, i'll gladly endorse your suggestion as well.

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#31 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

If you've had a cold for three weeks, it's probably not a cold. 

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#32 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

drink ginger ale and raspberry juice.

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#33 Posted by RandomHero666 (3184 posts) -

When I was like.. 9, I had a cold that lasted for 3 weeks before I was taken to a doctor.

Turns out I had a chest infection and some other nasty stuff goin on in there, Doc said another week or so without treatment would have been fatal.

So.. yeah

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#34 Posted by Baillie (4708 posts) -

@EPGPX: So, are you just going to leave us all hanging? Did you go to the hospital? Are you dead?

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#35 Posted by Sploder (918 posts) -

  

  Here you go
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#36 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

@Milkman said:

If you've had a cold for three weeks, it's probably not a cold.

It might be bronchitis, which is similar to a cold but you could need medication for it.

Are you coughing up any phlegm?

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#37 Posted by Intro (1271 posts) -

Drink water and get sleep.