Cold prevention strategies

Hi guys! :wave:

I am on the verge of getting a cold which would be really inconvenient right now.
Any top tips of how to knock it on the head FAST!!!


Break your ankle so the cold doesn’t seem so bad

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I am not going to do that, but thank you for your fast response

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Be super buff so the germs can’t even penetrate. Wouldn’t dare. That’s what I do.

I don’t think I have enough time to get super buff before the cold takes hold unfortunately

I was lying anyway.

I can’t help, budgie, but what I can do is use this thread to moan about the woman at work who has a bad cold and keeps coming into the office. Day two now. She sits directly behind me and I do not want a cold.

Guess I’m going to have to break my ankle.

Put a jumper on

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Vicks First Defence nasal spray.

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^This - as far as I can tell, it seems to work/has a massive placebo effect…

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Just plain saline spray is my top tip as someone who’s job depends on being able to work through flu. I use it now even when I don’t have a cold as it can help prevent them.

Don’t have any sympathy for colds tbh.
No need to miss work, no need to mention them.
Flu is when my bad health sympathy kicks in

  • I agree
  • Oh but my nosey hurts and I have a bit of a sore throat

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Yeah I’m VERY dubious about it but I always think it’s worth a crack!

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I’ve got sinus problems and whenever I get a cold I feel absolutely terrible and have a blistering headache for 3/4 days. I long for just a sniffly nose and a scratchy throat…

Yeah we definitely learn it. Kids don’t give a fuck when they have a cold, just crack on streaming mucus everywhere. No bother.

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I don’t think you can really? If you have an infection your immune system is going to fight it and that is what’ll make you feel ill. There is debatable evidence about whether high dose vitamin C will have any impact at this point, but mostly rest and stress avoidance is probably the best you can do to support your immune system.

The worst people out there are those who go to work when they’re sick and infect everyone else with their sickness.
Worse than that are those that come to work CLAIMING THEY HAVE FLU. It’s a cold you ninny and GO HOME.


yeah but a cold isn’t really proper ill.
Worse having loads of people off with colds and more work tbh.
Don’t even notice when I have a cold. Sometimes my wife is like “oh, do you have a cold?” and I’m all “dunno, just a cough or something” #lad

how is it not?
You must not have ever had a cold then. You just had the sniffles.

Oh shit yeah! Will get some at lunch! :+1::+1::+1: