A non-scientific experiment about the common cold...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

First of all, I am not getting paid or free stuff or anything for this post but I feel it is my duty to advise my readers of the results of my not-so-scientific experiment over the weekend.

My husband started sneezing on Saturday morning. We were not sure if it was a cold.  By Saturday night, he was down for the count. Sneezing, runny nose, complaining,etc etc.  He did the usual soup, over the counter meds, sleeping thing.

The rest of us resorted to avoiding him, washing hands a lot and using lysol liberally.   He was miserable Sunday and Monday too.  On Monday morning I felt it coming on.  My sister mentioned that she had used the Zicam melting lozenges and felt they had helped her.  As soon as I felt the congestion, I bolted over to the drug store and picked up a pack. 

I started dissolving one of these tablets in my mouth every three hours.  As the day progressed I rapidly developed a full blown cold. I was miserable and going through hundreds of tissues. I still kept taking the rapidmelts. Thanks to Pinterest, I made a little cold-craft …(Empty tissue box taped to new one provides a handy little garbage bin)

The next morning I woke up cold-free. I took the pills all throughout the day anyway and I am cured!!! My husband is still at the tail end of his cold

Was it the Zicam or coincidence? Who knows but if you feel a cold coming on, it may be worth a try. The box was about eight dollars and I did not take them all during this "pre-cold"

BTW, it is 48 degrees here in Miami. Where did I put my gloves that allow me to text???

Once again, I did not get paid to write this post. I bought the zicam (and the Kleenex) with my own money.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the tip!
We passing around a virus that lasts two week up here in the Pacific Northwest.
Keep warm!

Unknown said...

whoops! typos! "We're" "weeks"
so sorry!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i will buy some just to have on hand "in case" and thanks! and i LOVE the tissue box idea! clever and sanitary too!

smiles, bee

Kathy said...

I love the tissue box idea. That is definitely a keeper.

I will have to look into the Zicam. It's certainly worth a try.

angryparsnip said...

Another friend used the Zicam and it helped. Is this the one that has a nose spray ? Or am I thinking of another.
Happy to hear you are doing fine !
I think I will buy some for my son. just in case.
Great post today.

cheers, parsnip

Jenny Woolf said...

Thanks for passing on the tip. I will look out for it, I don't know if they sell it here in England but if it works it would be great!

NanaDiana said...

I have never tried that. TheraFlu always worked like that for me- and now they have taken it off the market. I swear they did it because it worked and they lost money on other cold-related products! I will pick this up and try it! Thanks- xo Diana

Susie said...

Japolina, Hi honey, I have missed visiting you and my other blog pals...sooo much. I am going to get some of that med...as soon as we can ever go into town again. snowed in again...it's been the worse winter ever. I find it so hard to believe how cold it is there. Please stay well and find those gloves girl. xoxo,Susie

Katherines Corner said...

happy you are feeling better sweetie Hgs

Unknown said...

Well that's good to know - but what I really love is that crafty kleenex box - brilliant lol !!!
Glad you're better!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

hmm interesting! I'll have to remember zicam the next time I get pre-sick, which won't be anytime soon (knock on wood).

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's good to know about. Do you ever drink emergen Cee? It's really good when you already have cold symptoms! Stay warm...it's cold here in this part of FL today, too!

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