It finally happened. I finally got sick from this ridiculous weather we are having. Let me tell you. I feel like crap. I can’t really breathe very well, my throat is sore, I have no voice, and I have a slight headache. Unfortunately, I still need to come to work every morning so I need to tough it out. I have been trying a bunch of different medicines and remedies. Here is what works.
Hot Showers: I know everyone tells you to take a hot shower or bath when you are sick. Listen to them. A long hot shower works wonders. It relieves some of the sinus pressure and congestion. You can breathe better! Even if it is only temporary, it is a temporary feeling of bliss.
Vicks Vapor Rub: It smells pretty awful and it makes your skin feel all types of weird. Use it. It opens up your sinus passages and if you feel a lot of pressure in your chest it seems to help with that as well.
Tylenol Cold Relief Nighttime: This medicine works wonders. I used it every time I got sick in college. It actually makes you feel better before you get put in a wonderful, feel good, and restful slumber. It is a bit pricey, but it is absolutely 100% worth it.
Robitussin: I had purchased the “Cough and Phlegm Control” version of this medicine. While I do not yet have a cough, it does help with with the other disgusting symptoms.
Alka Seltzer: This is absolutely vile. It tastes disgusting and smells disgusting. However, I took it this morning and so far so good. The trick to this is to really just chug the damn thing and get it over with.
If anyone has any other medicine I should try please let me know. I have done pretty much everything to get my voice back to no avail. I have pretty much given up on getting that back.