Colds and Flus and The Apocalypse, Oh My.

I’m sick. I have a cold. It’s loud and uncomfortable and I’m full of medicine.

How am I supposed to deal with a cold during the apocalypse? I can’t pile up pillows and alternate guzzling night and day medicine.

I should try some hippy apothecary shit while I have the chance but I really just want to sleep peacefully, breath without coughing, and not be in constant minor pain.

And speaking of noise, there is no way to hide someone coughing the way I’m coughing. There is almost no suppression for sale that can tame this noise.

Seriously, fuck this noise.

I’m the worst thing in the office and I’m sleeping on the couch to be polite.

One thing that has worked for me a bit that will be around post-apocalypse: honey. I put it in water or drink it straight from the bottle.

Most of the articles I’ve read discount the use of Zinc or echinacea to boost the immune system or combat colds, they also seem to agree that vitamin c can be helpful but is not a remedy or preventative. Boo. I guess I need a wizard and a spell book.

WebMD offers 8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way, a list that includes gargling with salt water and keeping the right fluids in and out of your body.

Do you know any solutions? Solutions to have handy in case of apocalypse.

tavia.

My parents let me watch and read way too much science fiction and fantasy when I was a child. Now that I'm grown, I'm bored and I can't wait for SkyNet to awaken or the super-virus to cull the human population. I'll be safe because I've learned to reason with robots from Data and the Terminator franchise... and I eat gummy vitamins by the fist-full.

3 Replies to “Colds and Flus and The Apocalypse, Oh My.

  1. Totally unhelpful, but, colds and flu are going to kill people post apocalypse. When bed rest and sufficient sleep are not a possibility, a person’s immune system tends to struggle.

    Also never forget the benefits of alcohol. A good bottle of a spirit (used only for medicinal purposes otherwise you will run out quickly) is invaluable.

  2. I swear by the tried and tested method of OJ + chicken soup. Whenever I’ve a big event coming up and it’s cold season I stock up on those like nobody’s business. Seems to do the trick.

    Honey sounds good though too. Post apocalyptic bee keeping would be interesting …

    Jamie

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