Until a little while ago I was using over the counter cold/flu/tumor/and else medicines, along with some PM cough formula. I have not been overdoing the dosage since it doesn't take much for me to react.
The store bought stuff has been doing OK, but it tries my patience when 100% of any airflow through my nose is blocked. So, the only hope I know is Hot Ginger Tea. It is not all that tasty, but who in this condition can taste well?
By Hot Ginger Tea I mean any form of ginger available. I boil a cup of water in the microwave. I dump in a bunch of ginger from a seasoning can which claims to contain ground ginger. I add some milk or half and half. I had milk. Then I add some sugar; honey would be first choice but yo no lo tengo.
this must be raw form ginger. as you can see it runs around on its belly and you can't tell what's an arm or leg for sure. hunters use leaf blowers with a hose on the sucking side to convert the device into a giant vacuum cleaner--best way to ginger hunt.
The Tea is sipped while one contemplates the dark night, the odd sounds from the mule down the way, and items about life which are both uplifting and down-lifting. One sip and I noticed that I could breath gently through my nose.
It took me over a decade, from the first time this cure was suggested to me, for me to actually try it. Since then I have bullied and bored friends by singing the praises of Hot Ginger Tea every time the topic strays to the difficulties of sore throats or extreme congestion due to various illnesses. One out of maybe ten people who have been told of this miracle have actually tried it. Most suffer in uncomfortable, know-it-all, congestive smugness.
this is the Ginger Rogers variety of Ginger. Much harder to catch, and much preferred over the little herd animal shown above.
I think the next really good instrumental piece I create will be called Hot Ginger Tea. Maybe it could be a regular song. I throw in some things to get a rating label banning kids from buying my album. That will boost my sales to minors.