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Bad Winter Cold That Turns In To Bronchitis? Remedies Please! #2903584
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So I finally caught that "bad" winter cold that is going around. Seems like a third of my winter colds turn into Acute Bronchitis which is a major hassle. Took 3 days to fully come down with it this time (after lots of vitamin C and Airborne)...have pretty much all symptoms (sore throat, jacked up sinuses, drippy nose, ear fullness, and the WORST part is the cough on just about every breath where you can barely breathe that really tires you out!?), but no fever, and phlegm is mostly white and a little yellow out of the sinuses. Prefer to avoid antibiotics (unless absolutely necessary). Have been drinking a lot of fluids, resting, some cough drops, and the steam from the shower really helps the sinuses. Wondering if any other remedies out there to get well soon?!!

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Get well soon, bigsurfer67!
Years ago, I got sooo sick that my normal usage of Vicks NyQuil Cold+Flu Nighttime
+ Alka~Seltzer Plus Cold+Flu, usage too of a netti~pot with distilled water, {not tap water},
+ lotsa Trader Joe's Chewable Oranges + C, even tried Airborne as you also mentioned,
when I was very sick, well they just would not help me kick this ones arse!

A bro told me of another over~thee~counter flu medicine called Mucinex DM,
went to my local CVS store, had to bust out my drivers license to buy it, was scanned+passed,
bought some, it worked rather quickly. Might help you too...

Here's a link comparin' Mucinex vs Mucinex DM for ya:
https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu/mucinex-mucinex-DM
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Re: Bad Winter Cold That Turns In To Bronchitis? Remedies Please! [Re: RWVBWL] #2904124
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@RWVBWL...thanks for the Mucinex DM suggestion. Was thinking I came down with this since I surfed for the first time in a long while last weekend a few days after the rains. However, my brother came down with it a few weeks ago, my mom last week (she had low grade fever too), and now me (was trying to help them both out).

Luckily the constant cough on every breath (the worst symptom!) has really subsided! Second worst symptom (sore throat) still there but getting better. Third worst symptom (all of the sinus congestion that Mucinex will prolly help) getting better too without it...was raised old school to not take medication and just suffer lol. Just been trying to take it easy and have been drinking a crapload of water with fresh sqeezed citrus in it from some backyard trees.

This one powered through all of the Vitamin C/Airborne for a good 3 days before completely setting in. On the mend now though, and plan on getting back in the water soon!

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http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html

This works best when you do it right away.

Also buffer the C.


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My mom used to make me do hippie BS remedies when I was a kid like gargle warm salt water and chew raw cloves of garlic

If youre into that sort of thing, maybe try those

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Originally Posted By: Autoprax
http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html

This works best when you do it right away.

Also buffer the C.



That is some major Vitamin C Mega dosing...however, I do take a lot when coming down with something. Worked pretty well for Linus Pauling...lived to age 93. Passed away from Prostate Cancer...he claimed that the Vitamin C delayed its onset for 20 years...hard to prove that, but there seem to be tangible benefits.

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Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
My mom used to make me do hippie BS remedies when I was a kid like gargle warm salt water and chew raw cloves of garlic

If youre into that sort of thing, maybe try those


Was basically raised on those remedies lol. Very rarely antibiotics (unless I'm spitting up green crud with blood), or the sore throat is lasting forever, which is usually a bacterial infection at that point. Mostly better now luckily...just sinus congestion. Hate the ones where the cough seems to linger on for like a month!?

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be careful w/mucinex w/respect to de-hydration.

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Originally Posted By: bigsurfer67
Originally Posted By: Autoprax
http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html

This works best when you do it right away.

Also buffer the C.



That is some major Vitamin C Mega dosing...however, I do take a lot when coming down with something. Worked pretty well for Linus Pauling...lived to age 93. Passed away from Prostate Cancer...he claimed that the Vitamin C delayed its onset for 20 years...hard to prove that, but there seem to be tangible benefits.


Going to bowel tolerance right when it comes on is defiantly something.

You got to do right when you start to feel a little off.


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I had this in October. Go to the dr. Inhaler really helps. My doc also gave me codeine cough syrup for night.

Mucinex is really good. I also make a pineapple jalapeno ginger smoothie.

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Originally Posted By: bigsurfer67
So I finally caught that "bad" winter cold that is going around. Seems like a third of my winter colds turn into Acute Bronchitis which is a major hassle. Took 3 days to fully come down with it this time (after lots of vitamin C and Airborne)...have pretty much all symptoms (sore throat, jacked up sinuses, drippy nose, ear fullness, and the WORST part is the cough on just about every breath where you can barely breathe that really tires you out!?), but no fever, and phlegm is mostly white and a little yellow out of the sinuses. Prefer to avoid antibiotics (unless absolutely necessary). Have been drinking a lot of fluids, resting, some cough drops, and the steam from the shower really helps the sinuses. Wondering if any other remedies out there to get well soon?!!


you ever been checked for allergies? that may be prolonging your illness. my wife had this issue for a long time in that her winter flu/cold always turned into Bronchitis. might want to check with doctor on that angle if have not already. GL.

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Originally Posted By: bigsurfer67
So I finally caught that "bad" winter cold that is going around. Seems like a third of my winter colds turn into Acute Bronchitis which is a major hassle. Took 3 days to fully come down with it this time (after lots of vitamin C and Airborne)...have pretty much all symptoms (sore throat, jacked up sinuses, drippy nose, ear fullness, and the WORST part is the cough on just about every breath where you can barely breathe that really tires you out!?), but no fever, and phlegm is mostly white and a little yellow out of the sinuses. Prefer to avoid antibiotics (unless absolutely necessary). Have been drinking a lot of fluids, resting, some cough drops, and the steam from the shower really helps the sinuses. Wondering if any other remedies out there to get well soon?!!


you ever been checked for allergies? that may be prolonging your illness. my wife had this issue for a long time in that her winter flu/cold always turned into Bronchitis. might want to check with doctor on that angle if have not already. GL.


Mostly better now...hitting the gym lightly tomorrow...first time in a few weeks...can't wait to get back in the water...when it cleans up after the rains!

Never checked for allergies...none that I know of, although I occasionally sneeze like 20 times in a row, so maybe something?

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Originally Posted By: bigsurfer67
So I finally caught that "bad" winter cold that is going around. Seems like a third of my winter colds turn into Acute Bronchitis which is a major hassle. Took 3 days to fully come down with it this time (after lots of vitamin C and Airborne)...have pretty much all symptoms (sore throat, jacked up sinuses, drippy nose, ear fullness, and the WORST part is the cough on just about every breath where you can barely breathe that really tires you out!?), but no fever, and phlegm is mostly white and a little yellow out of the sinuses. Prefer to avoid antibiotics (unless absolutely necessary). Have been drinking a lot of fluids, resting, some cough drops, and the steam from the shower really helps the sinuses. Wondering if any other remedies out there to get well soon?!!


Colds usually last a few weeks.

Antibiotics don't fight viruses.

Rest and time are the cure.

Science...


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If its bronchitis taking a shot of abuterol in the morning or afternoon can help keep the gunk from piling up in your lungs.

I agree that you should get an allergy test. Last winter I was sick for most of October thru May. It was also the first year living in a new place with new allergens (I never had allergies before) and my daughter was in her first year of preschool, so she brought home every virus she could find. But the allergies kept me from healing properly and I wound up with pneumonia.

So, keep the lungs clear and get checked for allergies, on top of eating well and resting lots.


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