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    Special Russian Method against a cold or the flu?

    I have got a cold

    and a friend of mine has the flu

    why? cuz temperature went down from 18 to 10. (all in celsius)

    While in Russia, you live with -10 - 20. How do you cope with that?

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    Common cold is a viral infectious disease, and it has very little to do with weather conditions and nothing to do with witchcraft. C'mon guys, it's the 21st century.

    Drink plenty of liquid, Mordan, and rest. To avoid a cold, wash your hands more often and minimize the use of public transportation if possible. And don't pick your nose.
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    While in Russia, you live with -10 - 20. How do you cope with that?
    Got used to low temperatures
    I walked outside at -35 when I was in Siberia, fine
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    drink a lot of hot tea with honey cover yourself in a hot blanket when you sit home.
    Не плюй в колодец, пригодится водицы, напиться.

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    Yeah, hot tea with honey or with raspberry jam. When I was the kid they also made me drink hot milk mixed with honey and a little piece of butter. It kinda helps but it's sooo unpalatable.

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    In fact, the epidemies of the flu are rather common in Russia. (Try to go to http://www.yandex.ru, enter "Эпидемия гриппа" and find a lot of links...)
    I completely agree, what low temperature is not much of importance here. Coldness alone doesn't matter -- if you're dressed adequately, it can't harm much. That's why most flu epidemies happen in autumn/spring instead of winter: when lots people still (already) dressed too lightly for a season, and it "helps" them to catch cold.
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    Screw the cold. Excersize more.
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

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    adoc's correct about weather. The temperature does not directly affect you getting the flu.

    A drop in temperature only has 2 effects on your health... it can weaken your immune system, so you become more susceptible to germs and viruses from other people... and cold air is less dynamic, allowing germs and viruses to linger in the air longer (different from summer).

    Oops... I forgot a third... cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which can result in death. So... stay warm!

    Cold weather does not "cause" colds or flu illnesses.

    For a treatment, I've always preferred my father-in-law's remedy... honey tea, with a spoon or two of cider vinegar. And when the women aren't looking, add a shot of bourbon whiskey. Actually, it tastes pretty good!

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    Re: Special Russian Method against a cold or the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    While in Russia, you live with -10 - 20. How do you cope with that?
    1) На улице: тёплая одежда. http://www.bask.ru/catalog/syntheticwea ... icjackets/
    2) В городе: водяное отопление.
    В деревне: печь. http://belkamin.narod.ru/pech_shwedka.htm
    Дополнительно: электрические обогреватели. http://climat-club.ru/PHILIPS-HD-3446.htm
    3) С мёдом и малиной осторожнее, так как это лекарство. Можно наоборот простудиться ещё больше.

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    Drink a lot of vodka. Then, you'll ask yourself, what cold? what flu?
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Drink a lot of vodka. Then, you'll ask yourself, what cold? what flu?
    That's the spirit!!!

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    vodka or cognag
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    Is it not a good idea to take some cold medicine if travelling?

    I just read somewhere(but cant find it) that certain medicine is not allowed.

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    At first when you feel sick, eat less. Every meal is a poison, don't overload your organism with work, it needs to cope with the virus. Drink much to let your organizm get rid of virus' toxines quicker. Take something that contains vitamine C. Dress warmly, even if you don't feel cold - higher temperature destroys viruses quicker, that's why body temperature rises itself when you are sick - so put on a sweter to feel just a bit hot. Gargle regularly (once in an hour or better in 30 minutes).

    I rarely take medcines that promise to quickly cope with symptoms. You want to heal rather that just to hide them.

    Usually I feel okay the next day, but I know my organizm is weak and don't dare to subject myself to cold, neither to go to crowded places (I don't want to catch another thing, nor to spread my virus).

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    Re: Special Russian Method against a cold or the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    I have got a cold

    and a friend of mine has the flu

    why? cuz temperature went down from 18 to 10. (all in celsius)

    While in Russia, you live with -10 - 20. How do you cope with that?
    But seriously, once you get it, there is nothing you can do to get rid of it. You can lessen your suffering by taking medicine, and using home remedies, but you are not going get rid of it. Let it slide, it will go away, eventually.
    You could've prevented it by taking a flu shot in advance, but once you got it - only time will heal.
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Для того, чтобы предотвратить атаку гриппа, просто перестань мыть руки на каждом шагу. Иммунная система станет крепче.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Для того, чтобы предотвратить атаку гриппа, просто перестань мыть руки на каждом шагу. Иммунная система станет крепче.
    Wow... never heard of that one...
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Для того, чтобы предотвратить атаку гриппа, просто перестань мыть руки на каждом шагу.
    Ну может от гриппа это и поможет, не знаю, но дизентерию и тиф подхватишь тока так!
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