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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:08 PM
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Just took a healthy swig of Cuervo Gold for my cough . . . what works for you?
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 03:15 PM by bertha katzenengel
I don't get drunk. I was pissed off at this cough, so I just swigged from the bottle.

Took. Too. Much. . . . wheee! Temporarily feeling no pain . . . wheeee! . . . and temporarily cough-free.

This got-damned cough kicks my ass daily. Allergies.

I take Claritin. I take Flonase. I take Delsym. I pop cough drops like candy. Nothing stops it.

Nothing, that is, except for alcohol.

I can't take tequila to work. :(
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:41 PM
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1. Last time I had a bad cough
and needed something to take to work I bought Fisherman's Friend lozenges. They seemed to work pretty good. Pretty strong! Hope it helps! :hi:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:46 PM
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2. Spanish Brandy
But it wasn't worth the side effects. If I had it to do over again, I would have taken my prescription cough syrup w/codeine and called it a night, last night.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:03 PM
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3. dark chocolate
is supposed to be as good as codeine for coughs!!

side note: I could take Nyquil only because I could drink tequila straight! lol. Moonshine worked on my bronchitis in college, once.

Also - you might need a different allergy tab - like Zyrtec. yeah, it's expensive but it works on more "types" of allergens than Claritin.

Or you might not have an allergy at all. There's something called vasomotor rhinitis. Same symptoms as allergies, different causes. Not much you can frickin' do about it.

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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:16 PM
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5. yikes
"vasomotor rhinitis" sounds like a broken-down nose on wheels

:hi:
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:06 PM
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4. 12 ounces of prune juice.
I better not cough. Really.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:22 PM
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6. Dr. Jim Beam was very helpful once for a nagging cough of mine.
Glad you found something that worked! :hi:
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:25 PM
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7. You forgot the salt on the neck and the lime in the mouth
That's the ONLY way to kick it! ;)

:evilgrin:

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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:38 PM
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8. hmmm that's interesting
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 04:40 PM by pitohui
i never heard of tequila being used for a cough but this might be a regional difference

i thought coughs were best dealt w. by rum, bourbon, brandy, or apricot brandy

i prefer a bourbon toddy with real butter, honey, fresh squeezed lemon myself

if it's the alcohol that cures, it probably doesn't really matter and i am just repeating deep south superstitions

p.s. ever since the invention of claritin, i have not needed the flonase so i have never needed to use both together -- this suggests our physiology is quite different -- whatever i hope you stop coughing and get well soon, i hate the damn coughing which was the devil of my younger years
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:29 PM
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9. Chicken broth
Laced with garlic, onions parsley, brown rice, and red pepper.
Kills off whatever the Zicam nasal gel didn't.

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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:33 PM
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10. Bourbon mixed with sugar -
- enough sugar to make a syrupy paste. Cuts the cough and tastes good!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:47 PM
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13. oh i thought you had to mix w. honey!
interesting the different recipes for this
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:43 PM
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11. My dad puts brandy into a spray bottle when he has a sore throat.
Hope your cough goes away soon. :hug:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:17 PM
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12. Absolut chilled in the freezer. No fuss, no muss, no cough, no coordination
*thud*

:silly:
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:56 PM
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14. Anything carbonated. Works every time. n/t
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:28 PM
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15. Bourbon and honey -- works like a charm.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:30 PM
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16. Coughing? Guafenesin usually works all right for me...
But I have been known to take a swig of brandy myself.
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