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    Who has already suffered through a bad cold or flu this winter?
    I am now in day 3 battling a head cold that I am fighting with Zicam and EmergenC. Hopefully it won't blow up into on of those long lasting things that I a few people I know have been battling.
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    I fought a cold that started around Thanksgiving and lingered on and off all the way through Christmas. It would go from my head and then into my chest. I think I felt more lousy than I had if I had the flu.
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    EmergenC is a great way to head things off before they get so bad that you have to start taking meds. I always keep some at my desk at work and plenty at home. Good to drink on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    I am now in day 3 battling a head cold that I am fighting with Zicam and EmergenC.
    Both of those are great supplements. The Zicam nasal swabs are the way to go. The only way zinc has been proven to shorten the lengths of colds is if you absorb it nasally. Vitamin C has never been proven to do anything to help fend off colds, but it helps me, so it's good enough for me. A vitamin B complex will help you feel better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Both of those are great supplements. The Zicam nasal swabs are the way to go. The only way zinc has been proven to shorten the lengths of colds is if you absorb it nasally. Vitamin C has never been proven to do anything to help fend off colds, but it helps me, so it's good enough for me. A vitamin B complex will help you feel better too.
    I've never yeard of the whole snorting zicam thing...does it really work?

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    Ah YUP .... Zicam is a miracle drug....love the swabs cause you can carry them with you...the chewables taste bad, have a weird texture, and leave a metallic taste in your mouth, but they work great
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    I've never yeard of the whole snorting zicam thing...does it really work?
    they make q-tip type nasal swabs to use.

    I just learned that a few weeks ago. I used to tell everybody to buy Coldeeze until I read an article on zinc use.

    I just imagined somebody snorting zinc Scarface style lol

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    Ive been using Zicam last few yrs the spray and it does not seem to work for me...never tried the nasal swabs.
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    i'm gonna score me some of this zinc stuff you guys are talking about...sounds like a good time.

    seriously, I'm going to. I'm all about arming myself against a cold and catching it before it gets bad.

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    I've had a persistant cold for the last week and a half. Started in my nose, a little to the throat and has now stuffed up my ears something awful. Permanent plane ears is no fun, kids. And it hurts! I'm going to the doctor tomorrow. Hope she can do that earwax removal thing in which a large chunk just falls splat onto the table.
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    Funny this thread showed up today, been fighting this damn thing that's been going around lately. Sore throat so bad I can't talk, congestion to where I can't hear. Sucks massively.

    I guess I was due, since when everyone was sick back in November and December I managed to dodge it. Had to catch up on me sooner or later.
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    so the kids are back in school....germs will be coming home soon....many many germs....disgusting things happen while little ones are in away....armadillos pooping on the playground all summer....birds taking dumps on the swing sets...then the children track all that in to the cafeteria where the milk that isn't served quite as cold as it should, spills on the floor and mutates with corn juice drippings.

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