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    so i'm in freshers week at uni and had a slightly sore throat this morning after sleeping with my window open. now i have the sniffles. although this clearly isn't serious it's happened at the worst friggin time possible and is very annoying so i'd appreciate any cold tips bearing in mind i have no medicine... i've tried lemon and honey and i had a couple of hot chocolates already. this is so annoying >.<

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    You've got to feed a cold to get rid of it. So in other words eat loads of hot food. Pies, Soup etc.
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    (Original post by Andrew1991)
    You've got to feed a cold to get rid of it. So in other words eat loads of hot food. Pies, Soup etc.
    cheers i actually didn't think of that, i've not been eating much
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    Get some vitamin C tablets, fruit and veg and real food.

    Also it's very likely "freshers flu" - in a week or so the entire first year will be on their knees.
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    You have fresher's flu.
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    Everyone gets ill when mixing with a new bunch of people. It'll be like that for your first year at least.
    The most amaaazing cold treatment I've ever had is Contac 3000 (it even sounds like it's from the future). When I was a vocalist in a band and I had a cold I took them and they make you feel human again - not perfect, but definitely better than all other apparent "Cold & Flu" treatments. They're slow release and don't make you drowsy or anything.

    Take some and continue to enjoy Freshers week!
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    Simple paracetamol worked wonders for me when I was ill during freshers. If you're feeling REALLY rough, don't push yourself to go out drinking or anything - you'll miss one night of fun but you'll feel so much better the next day.
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    (Original post by john_john)
    Get some vitamin C tablets, fruit and veg and real food.

    Also it's very likely "freshers flu" - in a week or so the entire first year will be on their knees.
    lol i just read about fresher's flu before reading your post and it makes sense, like i met a northerner for the first time ever yesterday xD

    i read colds usually take 3-7 days to clear, but can take longer which would suck, but when i read about freshers flu it said it's usually just sniffles for 2 days which i can deal with so i'm hoping this is the case
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    You're ill.

    'Wah wah wah I don't get to do exactly what I want because of biology'! :cry:




    Be a man and deal with it. You'll be back up on your feet in no time. Until then, just rest up and have some chicken soup.
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    (Original post by SoapyDish)
    Simple paracetamol worked wonders for me when I was ill during freshers. If you're feeling REALLY rough, don't push yourself to go out drinking or anything - you'll miss one night of fun but you'll feel so much better the next day.
    yeah i'm actually quite lucky i think because tonight's the first night i'm not going to any parties i'm aware of, i'm just going to watch a comedy so it's cool.

    thanks for all the advice people and i love my mum, i just found a load of cuppa soup she packed for me lol xD
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    You could try vicks first defence, if you start taking it today your cold may not be as bad and could even go away. Failing that defo lots of vit C and also try zinc or ecinacea(sorry thats probabaly spelt wrong). Hope you feel better soon.
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    (Original post by jumpingjesusholycow)
    You're ill.

    'Wah wah wah I don't get to do exactly what I want because of biology'! :cry:




    Be a man and deal with it. You'll be back up on your feet in no time. Until then, just rest up and have some chicken soup.
    Lol i understand this. there was a simple practical purpose to this thread which was to ask for ideas of what i can do, and as a result of this thread i have been recomended medicine and thought to drink some cuppa soup after someone prompted me to go look for food.

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