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14 August 2008

Is there anything I can do to stop these cold symptoms There's a big pharmacy next door and I have some cash. I need to go out canvassing for two hours and have had this cold for three days!
Mostly the feverishness I want to get rid of.. tired and shivering won't work.
posted by By the Grace of God 14 August | 09:27
You might try 10 aspirin and a bottle of rum. You'll still have the cold, but you won't care.
posted by Orange Swan 14 August | 09:47
Do you really want to share your germs with all those people you'd be canvassing?

Other than that, get some saline nose spray and spray the heck outta your sinuses-that does kill germs and help with congestion.

But I do think you might want to wait on the canvassing.
posted by bunnyfire 14 August | 09:56
Nthing that...when I'm feverish, all I want is to wrap up in a blanket and sleep.

Happy belated!
posted by brujita 14 August | 10:15
can't!!! Not contagious at this point anyway, according to what I've read on the internets.. Had a lemsip, am feeling better..
posted by By the Grace of God 14 August | 10:21
The real kind of sudafed (behind the counter) or dayquil will dry you up and make you zippy. But you'll have to sign that non-meth thing.
posted by rmless2 14 August | 10:27
sudafed it is!
posted by By the Grace of God 14 August | 10:33
Yeah definitely sudafed, but it might give you a buzz. And you only need one - I didnt take it for ages and then did without reading the instructions, automatically took two and I was high as a kite, pupils like dinner plates.

You don't have to sign anything in the UK yet, rmless2. They only restricted purchase to one box of 12 at a time like, last week (previously 2 boxes of 24 - er, I should probably explain at this point that my boyfriend gets bad hay fever). Crack is still the down-and-out drug of choice here.
posted by goo 14 August | 11:03
Is there anything I can do to stop these cold symptoms

Slow down. Relax. Lie on the couch and listen to music. Let the sickness run its course.

Let someone else take care of the two hours of canvassing.
posted by jason's_planet 14 August | 11:07
Ah, interesting! Next time I travel to the UK I am bringing back the good stuff and not getting on a watch list.
posted by rmless2 14 August | 11:12
Crack and smack, I mean. And cheap grog.

But jason and the others are right, Grace. Se if you can take it easy, and I find this soup to be quite good at staving off colds (but only before they've really hit):

Chop lots of garlic, shallots/scallions/spring onions, ginger and as much chili as you can stand. Bring to the boil in a pot of water with a stock/bouillon cube for flavour if you want, simmer for 10mins then cool and drink as much as you can stand, have a rest then drink some more until it's gone.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

On preview: Heh, rmless2 - I, er, know of people who send it from here to family in Australia. If you have a genuine need for it the restrictions are so frustrating.
posted by goo 14 August | 11:18
i am organising the two hours of canvassing, and besides i have the fuckin' canvass packs!

maybe i should give someone else the damn packs when i get there and turn around adn take the train home..
posted by By the Grace of God 14 August | 11:41
BtGoG, I love DayQuil. It clears the fog and the stuffiness and allows you to function. If you have it, or an equivalent, go for it. A non-drowsy cold remedy is probably your best bet.

Sometimes we can't stay in because we have a common cold. We live in communes. We are going to spread germs. It's a fact of life.
posted by LoriFLA 14 August | 11:56
I am in love with Advil Cold & Sinus (from behind the counter). It's my favorite cold/drip/sinus cure-all. I should be a spokesperson for that product.
posted by Claudia_SF 14 August | 12:49
Wait, wait, it's only two hours of canvassing? How much time per house/flat/hovel? If it's only a few minutes, and if you can get in one or two big noseblows in between houses, you probably won't be noticeably ill to anyone.
posted by mdonley 14 August | 13:02
There are other people in Scotland who want independence. The canvassing can be postponed for a few days. Get some rest pronto.
posted by brujita 14 August | 13:28
hi, i did canvassing :) we had a lot of new people! was more like three hours of canvassing :P

bleaurgh. other half is cooking! yey :)
posted by By the Grace of God 14 August | 16:21
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