Sweet hubby and I both have a common cold. Seems strange to call something that makes you feel so rough should be called common. It also seems strange that something common would baffle scientists and that no cure can be found for this dread illness. I searched some of the most prestigious medical minds and schools as to treatments for the common cold. The experts seem to agree that there really are no treatments, advising the afflicted to stay away from nose sprays (other than saline/salt); stay away from anti-histimines, etc.; stay away from over the counter cures, especially cough syrups, which don't have enough of anything in them to actually do you any good; stay away from coffee, tea, and alcohol.
What do the experts suggest for this awful ailment? Tylenol; Aspirin; homemade chicken soup; liquids, specifically juices. Physicians can order narcotic cough syrups that will suppress your incessant coughing and soothe your throat (and make you sleep). Physicians can also prescribe a non-steroidal cortisone dose pack to help with your inflammation, runny nose and congestion.
If your cold moves to your chest or you develop an infection or wheezing, then you really do need to see your doctor so he/she can order specific medications for those problems, so you don't end up getting worse or with something more dangerous than the common cold.
- 1/4 Cup Brandy, cherry (Bols)
- 2 oz. Liqueur, lychee
- 1/2 Cup Brandy (Napoleon)
- 2 oz. Triple Sec
- 2 bottles (Gamay, Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc) Wine, red
- 2 qt. Carbonated Water/Club Soda
- 1 Cup Cranberry Juice
- 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
- 1 Cup Orange Juice
- 3/4 Cup Sugar Syrup
- Add fresh sliced fruits as you desire
Combine all ingredients, except the soda in a pitcher and chill
completely. Sangria should age in the refrigerator for at least 24
hours in order to allow the flavors to develop. Before serving add the
club soda. Pour over ice into a highball or pint class. Garnish with
Combine all ingredients, except the soda in a pitcher and chill completely. Sangria should age in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours in order to allow the flavors to develop. Before serving add the club soda. Pour over ice into a highball or pint class. Garnish with fresh fruit.Never fear, the beat goes on. The Grouch and Morbid Strangers will be playing tonight at Boondocks, HWY 70, BRUCETON, Tennessee. Actually it's between Bruceton and Camden. Here's the set list, 4 full sets. I may have to fix a batch of this sangria and take with me, ha. It won't help the cold, but I won't care either. (Just kidding).