We're all getting over our Hanukah illnesses in time for Christmas, hopefully. I haven't bothered updating my workout log this week in the right sidebar. It's all zeroes, in case you're wondering, although I plan to swim today.
It sure would be nice to avoid all these colds and sniffles and coughs, but I think they're inevitable with a kid in preschool.
Ellie and my training buddy David are both urging me to take Airborne. I say show me the evidence. Yes, that's non-anecdotal. I'd get my Skeptic Credentials revoked if I bought some of that.
Zinc nasal spray has too many cases of loss of ability to smell associated with it. Too risky.
Zinc lozenges have slightly more research behind them, but the results are still quite equivocal. They mess with your taste buds and you have to take them every two hours, starting at the first set of symptoms. It's always too late for me to run to the store when I figure out I'm coming down with a cold, it seems.
Even Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) is hard to come by these days, unless you go straight to the pharmacist for it.
I'm pretty sure that eggnog and rum works best, though. Or hot tea and whiskey. And our humidifier. And quarantining the entire premises. I'll stick to those approaches for now. It's a damn hassle putting up that concertina wire around the perimeter, though.
What do you use as your time-tested home remedy?