Monday, January 14, 2008

The One Day Natural Cold Remedy Provides Relief

In today's busy world, one day could cost you more than a day of pay. If you're like most of us, you can't afford to be away from the office or the job for a whole work-day. But colds and coughs have a way of lingering, and sometimes could get worse and become a more debilitating illness. We have a doctor in the family who used to say to us, "If you have a cold and do nothing - it will last about a week. If you have a cold and go to the doctor, he will prescribe something for it - and it will last about a week." In other words, there is no cure for the common cold. However, there is relief.

A cold is a virus that typically causes inflammation in the nose, throat and bronchial tubes. The inflammation causes mucus to form, which the body tries to loosen and expel through coughing and sneezing. Coughing can cause further irritation in the throat and airway, which in turn will produce more mucus. The key to reducing and easing the symptoms of colds and coughs is to eliminate the mucus and reduce the inflammation. Although there is no actual "cure" for the cold, you can greatly reduce the misery you suffer while the virus runs its course.

I must warn you, this may make some people uncomfortable - even just thinking about it, so if you are sensitive - please look away now. Okay, I realize you can't read the rest of the post while you look away, so be warned that the rest of this post describes information about cleaning mucus from the nasal passages, and should not be considered medical advice.

While there are utensils on the market that are intended for cleaning the nasal pasages, you will find that they do not cleanse as thoroughly as the following method. You can actually do a better job of cleaning your nasal passages with a teaspoon of salt and a pint of warm water. Sniff the water and blow it out, repeating until your nasal passages are free of mucus. This will not only help to cleanse the mucus you currently have, but also work to "dry out" the nasal passages. This can also work in the case of sinus congestion.


  1. You have a very nice blog, good post…keep up the good job

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Sorina! I appreciate it, and encourage you and everyone else to post your own ideas in the comments as well!

  3. Sorina, I also visited your website (as I often do with commenters . . . hint-cough cough). You have a very full and informative site with great info!

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