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  • #30909
    Emily.p
    Member

    Hi all

    It is now the season when all the coughs and sniffles start and well mine have already and I’m not sure what I can and can’t take to help any advice from all you amazing lot would be great!!

    Emily xx

    #46097
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Paracetamol is fine, what is worrying you, are you thinking of whether cold syrups etc are ok?

    #46093
    Emily.p
    Member

    Yes just wasn’t sure what syrups,sweets and pills we can take I’m guessing things like soothers are a no go!

    #46094
    Emily.p
    Member

    I have been taking anadin extra today 1 every 2 hours but I think they are upsetting my tummy

    #46096
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    I would recommend just plain paracetamol to be honest, brand named tabs are usually a blend and often contain caffine, and all you really need is to keep your temperature down, and I guess all you can do about cough sweets is to look for the lowest sugar ones you can find, and try, and see how you are. Cough syrups have been proved to be ineffective, usual advice if you feel you need one would be simple lemon, glycerine and honey, but still high sugar. Just rest and fluids, and don’t take the Anadin if you feel it upsets you.

    #46088
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    You might get sugar free throat lozenges in a health food store? Other than that, like Ruby said: paracetemol, rest and fluids, fluids, fluids. I personally use the throat sprays as they are syptom specific rather than painkillers. Like Ruby says, paracetemol will bring down your temperature if you have one. As with all colds – IS there a cure?!?!

    #46095
    Emily.p
    Member

    Ok great will stick to what you have suggested it was just another one of them unknown situations that no one really tells you about. I think I have dodged it and feeling ok!
    Thanks

    #46091
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Emily.p 19975 wrote:

    Ok great will stick to what you have suggested it was just another one of them unknown situations that no one really tells you about. I think I have dodged it and feeling ok!
    Thanks

    Glad to hear it ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

    #46092
    Pinkdancer
    Member

    This was a great thread and one I hadn’t really thought that much about but great advice there, with the cold season coming upon us. But hopefully with all our vitamins we take and our new healthier selves which might even miss some of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Perhaps these guidelines could be included somewhere on the website as this is our place of reference for our new lifestyle.

    #46090
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Pinkdancer 20014 wrote:

    This was a great thread and one I hadn’t really thought that much about but great advice there, with the cold season coming upon us. But hopefully with all our vitamins we take and our new healthier selves which might even miss some of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Perhaps these guidelines could be included somewhere on the website as this is our place of reference for our new lifestyle.

    Great Idea. I’ll get onto it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    x

    #46087
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Just moved this to general medical, as I think this will now start to affect us all! Tis the season to be fluey…tralalalalalalalala!

    #46089
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Thank you Streamtweet ๐Ÿ˜‰

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