Monday, July 19, 2010


ick. So I have one of those nasty, stuffy nose colds in the summer! Double ick.

In general I don't like colds but I especially don't like them when it's SUMMER time - there's something very unnatural about sniffling and blowing your nose with your eyes half shut when it's SUNNY and WARM outside. Maybe it's just me. I think colds need to stay with winter.

But I can't change the fact that I have this nasty cold. I just took some DayQuil with hopes that I will be able to breath out of my nose at some point today...I'm not a fan of popping pills but I'm AM a fan of breathing and that's all I could think of this morning! All that to say....

...what do you (yes you...if you are reading this you are included...) do for nasty colds? Especially in the summer. I feel like when I get a cold in the winter it's not that hard to let it run it's course...maybe because everyone else is carrying tissues around too!

I've heard of the NediPot (or however you spell it) - does that work? Would it help me right now or is that one of the preventive deals that you do when you feel you may be getting sick?

I LOVE to take HOT showers to drain my nose....2 problems with that right now: #1 - my kids. I can't just hop in the shower whenever I please:) #2 - it's hot outside! (but I still take when when I can when Joe's home)

help. please? any and all suggestions are welcome!

your stuffed up blogger.


  1. I tried to leave a comment the other day but it wouldn't work.

    We make our own 'vicks' rub but also use a lot of essential oils to combat congestion. If you mix eucalyptus and rosemary either with olive oil and rub it on your chest and back or put it in a diffuser (or on a lightbulb) you will breathe a lot easier...or you can boil some hot water and place a few drops of the oils in there and breathe over the steam. We have a neti-pot too!

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. interesting - I may have to get some of those essential oils for colds to come - can you use that with kids too?

    How do you make your own 'vicks' rub? You should write a post about that (assuming it's not a 'Jamie top secret recipe') lol:)