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Re: Cold/Virus
Jan 26, 2012
This Friday, 1/27, it will have been two weeks since I first felt myself coming down with this cold.

Today, Thursday, 1/26, I feel much improved as my sore throat is gone, the coughing has essentially stopped, and I can now speak. The only symptoms that remain are a bit of head congestion, and on/off fullness in my left ear that comes and goes. (Previous symptoms included a very deep cough, which would bring up [B]lots[/B] of "yellowish" colored pghlem, low fever, hardly any appetite, and [B]terrible[/B] head congestion.)

Doctor advised that what I had was viral, which ruled out antibiotics. So, I started out with Robitussin but after a bit of research switched to Mucinex "Severe Congestion and Cough." I also on occasion used Afrin medicated spray to ease congestion. Tylenol when I had a fever. But that's it. Otherwise, a lot of vitamin C, hot tea, water, gargling with salt water, inhaling steam, chicken soup, and nasil saline spray.

I will tell you - and my wife agrees with me, that a worse cold I do not recall ever encountering. Duration is usually 3-5 with me, but this one easily lasted two weeks and was a bear to get through, one for which I am still dealing with the remnants. A very draining cold.

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