1. Nicole says

    If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a hundred more times: Lil’ Critters Immune C gummies for the kids. We have only had one 24 hour fever this whole winter. My usual sicko hasn’t even had the sniffles.

    When someone gets sick, we go straight for DayQuil with Mucinex all day, NyQuil with Mucinex all night, using plug-in Vapor pads and drinking lots of Green Tea. Usually kicks it in about 24 hours.

  2. Mariel says

    @jocelyn – I hope you feel better soon!

    @nicole – thanks, mama! you always have good info 🙂

    @teresa – are you going on a hot date that I haven’t heard about??

  3. Livin it up says

    Haha…no dates. I have to sing a solo in front of 365 women plus our conductor for an audition. It’s a call back for a solo I already tried out for and since all these women sing ummm, I don’t wanna sound horrible with my cold! Just purchased the Neti pot, took some Emergen-C, bought some lemons and honey, have some mucinex for later and yeah…hoping that works! 🙂

  4. Charlene says

    I’m, um, cheap…well, frugal. I didn’t buy a neti pot – but I use a plastic water bottle with a sippy lid on it. Works great! I do it in the shower, though, so I don’t drip on my clothes!

  5. Mariel says

    @teresa – you mean business, girl! i hope you feel better. good luck with the audition!

    @charlene – that’s great! if it works, why not?? thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Kara says

    I do have an idea about St Patty’s day for you. My friend does this and it is so cute. She goes around at night after her kids are asleep and messes up the house ie: tips over the furniture etc. Then she will color a green four leaf clover on their hands while they are sleeping so when they wake up they think a Leprechaun has been there. After they wake up they have to find the pot of gold and treats he left for them!

  7. Tessa says

    When my kids are coughing, I rub Vicks VapoRub on their feet instead of their chest, then put socks on. I am not sure WHY this works so well, but it does! HOURS of relief so they get some good sleep and they feel better faster. It works well on me too, but my husbands feet are too caloused to get GOOD relief for him.

  8. Elizabeth says

    Grossest, most complicated remedy that seems to work? Like Tessa, Vicks VapoRub on the feet, but add a few steps:

    Soak feet in a HOT bath (as hot as you can stand) then slather on the Vicks VapoRub on the feet and then, quickly, stick those feet in cotton socks that are icy wet. Then put those hot, cold, wet feet (with the wet cotton socks) into a pair of wool socks — and then sleep all night in them. You’ll be surprised to find that your socks and feet are moisturized and dry by morning 🙂

    According to mom there’s something about the combination that increases circulation to help you get better. Worked for me!

  9. Meshan says

    Ha! I did a somewhat similar (but not nearly as good as yours) post on this same subject today! My friend, Danika actually referred me to your blog because of my post. Thanks for the tips!!

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