Coughs and Colds


#1

Does anybody have any tips for heavy colds and coughs  - finally getting over one, but unable to take anything as am on Rasagaline.  No doubt another cold will come along, so all tips appreciated.  Thank you


#2

Hi there, I can relate to this, I cant really take any cold meds either, Im afraid I can only suggest rest, keeping hydrated and throat sweets, and I drink hot water with honey and lemon, and I hope the vitamin C in the lemon should help fend off future colds and the honey is antibacterial. Sorry I cant help more!


#3

if you have parkinsons you are entitled to the flu jab free , bit late for this yr but remember it for following yr


#4

Thank you for getting back to me - all advice is most welcome!  That's a good idea about the hot drinks with honey and lemon - I will remember that for the future as no doubt another cold is lurking just round the corner!


#5

Thank you for this - I don't know much about the flu jab so will investigate before next year.  Hopefully it is the way forward!


#6
No worries, obviously its no miracle cure but it cant do you any harm and it's nicer than lemsip anyway hehe. Make sure you have enough vitamin c and you can get these first defence cold set things with a nose spray thats supposed to stop a cold developing but im not too sure how it works. If you get headaches with a cold and cant take painkillers i like the headache cooling strips you stick on your head. You can just ask your GP about the flu jab, i can't have it cos im allergic (just my luck!) but its worth having if you can!

#7

 

I had a flu jab last October  they did ask me before hand am i allergic too eggs??, might be worth getting your vitamins checked too, I spend lots of time outdoors and was found too be vitamin D deficient.


#8

Hi sea angler it seems this vitamin d deficiency is a common thing with parkinsons .I am deficient too . My levels were pretty low so I have been on it since diagnosis (sep) .The PD nurse thought it might be low because of pain and wondered if it was bone pain ? Starting them didn't make a difference . Gonna ask gp to recheck levels . I wonder if the lack of vit d is as a result of PD or whether it has significance in developing it. I'm sure there's research into this but haven't looked into it . 


#9

 i had only  a quick look Not sure if there's a direct link? but with balance~falls i spose there is more risk of injury with bones  or general bone pain ??and it can help ward off flu apparently, i found it hard too believe i was deficient having a tan off water in winter and being a angler eating plenty of fish, they also at the time gave me another supplement of folic acid??, i haven't been checked or tested since too see if everythings ok.

 


#10
Yeah sea angler, the flu jab is cultured in a hens egg and seeing as im allergic to raw eggs i couldnt have it, weird eh! I take a vit d supplement too but i think its a genetic thing with me cos my mum is deficient, and i take a multivitamin every day as well. I hope you manage to keep the colds at bay all of you! Mine is just clearing up at the moment, they really mess with me, damn viruses

#11

That is a great idea about the headache cooling strips - thank you!  I do take Paracetamol, but am loathe to do so


#12

I've heard about this allergy but didn't realise it prevented people have a flu jab.  That is good advice about the vitamins - thank you


#13
No worries, im happy to share any tips, obviously none of them are great but little things can help a bit, im always trying to find ways to help myself or make myself feel a little better!