Helz Bellz
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Member Since: 21st Aug 2002
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Posted:Does anyone know of a sure fire way to get rid of a cough. It's driving me mad, and everyone I know. Feels like I have something stuck in my throat. Plus coughing is hurting my neck, and giving me a headache! gggrrr.....

Any advice is welcome



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SmallBoy - x
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Location: London
Member Since: 29th May 2002
Total posts: 2737
Posted:See previous hangover cure - lol

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Pooh-Bah
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1810
Posted:And it's killer her flatmate

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Mark P
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Location: Bath, England
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1031
Posted:Awww hels,

Have a great big a nice cup of chai and some super duper painkillers honey

Take care, Mark


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Helz Bellz
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Posted:Ah SmallBoy - should have guessed that would have been suggested LOL



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Doc Lightning
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:So I am going to give my usual medical advice here:

ASSUMING you are otherwise healthy (i.e. you haven't had your spleen removed, you aren't immunosuppressed, you don't have AIDS or cancer, etc.):

Do the chicken soup (if you're not a vejumatarian), vitamin C, echinacea, zinc, and hot tea with lemon and honey thing. Don't try to force a fever down with aspirin or Tylenol. Fever is how your body helps to get rid of an infection.

And keep an eye on it. If it gets any worse, see a doctor. If it suddenly starts to get REALLY bad, go to the emergency room.

Also, I don't know what bone it was that you fractured in your back, but it's probably not totally healed yet, so take it easy.

Oh, and I prescribe ten foot massages.


-Mike )'(
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vaperloc...the mighty
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Location: Ft worth Texas
Member Since: 12th Aug 2002
Total posts: 466
Posted:Drink hot tea smoke two and call me in the morning.

There are no obstacles only challenges.
Very funny scotty now beam down my pants.
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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:garlic, garlic, lots of garlic. Of course this will mean that you will have to abstain from talking to people for many days, but it is worth it!!!

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:I agree with MikeG and Rozi, but here are two things to consider:
1. If your voice is getting more and more hoarse, that might indicate the presence of a tumor.
2. A chronic dry cough for no reason can lead to pneumonia.
I suggest you get it looked at.
You may actually have something stuck in your throat, a bit of chicken or fish bone.
If it hurts when you swallow, that's the sign of an infection. Traditional herbal remedies include marshmallow root tea and thyme tea.
Foot massages will help you relax, but I think neck, throat, and head massages, with lavender oil, are in order.
Yoga before bedtime may help, too.
Good luck.
Maximus


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pozee
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Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:do you smoke...

anyone got a light?

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SmallBoy - x
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Location: London
Member Since: 29th May 2002
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Posted:Hehehehehehehehe

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Helz Bellz
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Member Since: 21st Aug 2002
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Posted:Thanks guys!

Maximus - So I could have a tumour or get pneumonia...excellent!!!

MikeG - I am otherwise healthy (i.e. no cancer or Aids or anything) so I'll keep taking my vitamins etc. The bone that I fractured was at the top of my spine, so it does kind of hurt when I have my coughing fits. Although I'm sure your foot massages will help alot

Vaperloc - I tried to call you babes....but you weren't home

Rozi - will try the garlic thing. MikeG - you gonna be OK with a garlicy Hels, cos I did win you in the auction and don't want to waste any time with you....

Pozee - eeerm, "Do I smoke?" well kind of, well yes actually. And yes I know I shouldn't, and it's going to make my cough worse etc etc, so pleeaseee don't tell me off

'z to all you guys for caring!!!

Hels
xxxx


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Helz Bellz
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Posted:Pozee - Oh.My.Good.God....

Have just seen your profile!

I think to just sit and look at you will help me feel better, much much better. God damm it, I feel better already!!!



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Member Since: 1st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1810
Posted:Woww nice taste Hels.......so that's pozee and Myst...corr i need a cold shower now!

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Doc Lightning
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Hels Bells:

MikeG - I am otherwise healthy (i.e. no cancer or Aids or anything) so I'll keep taking my vitamins etc. The bone that I fractured was at the top of my spine, so it does kind of hurt when I have my coughing fits. Although I'm sure your foot massages will help alot

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Rozi - will try the garlic thing. MikeG - you gonna be OK with a garlicy Hels, cos I did win you in the auction and don't want to waste any time with you....

Hels
xxxxHels, I can eat plenty of garlic, too...that way it won't bother me, either.

But any way I can convince you to stop smoking tobacco?


-Mike )'(
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The Brick Layer
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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Sep 2002
Total posts: 17
Posted:Why not try to hock the whole load of thick gooey phlem out of your throught.

Better out than in


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Maximus
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Location: Upland, CA., USA
Member Since: 13th Dec 2001
Total posts: 250
Posted:There's also the possibility that the broken bone in your back is the cause of it. Does the coughing date to the injury or recovery experience at all?
There's something called cranial therapy or craniosacral therapy that can cure you if that is the case. Highly recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil.
Do switch to herbal cigarettes--sage and coltsfoot are a good mix for coughs.
Take a hot bath with lots of peppermint oil.
Make sure your posture is good, shoulders relaxed, neck straight, chest held high, and your breathing deep and regular.
Good luck,
Maximus


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