Beating the Common Cold

Here’s the news on that – you can’t. I don’t care what you say or do, what recipe has worked for you in every time you’ve had a cold since you were five, you cannot beat it.

However, to minimize the pain of the symptoms, here’s a recent story I heard which covers your best bets:

Take two single ingredient drugs every 12 hours, at the start of the scratchy, continue until symptoms are clear

  • Ibuprofen/Naproxen - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, helps to easy the feeling of malaise, cough, sore throat.
  • Anti-histamine - first generation, make you drowse, Benadryl or Chlor-Trimeton, take care of runny nose


  • Salt water gargle - to relieve sore throat
  • Lemon mint throat lozenges - to relieve cough

NOTE: these do not make you better but help you feel better while you're sick.