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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
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    Worst Year of URIs ever!

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    As I am sick again, and I call on doctor's practices, I think this is the worst season of upper respiratory infections that I have seen in a long time. I do believe the unusually warm winter has contributed to this.

    I eat healthy, take some supportive supplements, but this is ridiculous. Of course, I just got back from Boston, and the wonderful air on the airplanes does not help. And I took Airborne!
    Lisa

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
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    The warm weather means increased allergens, hence an earlier allergy season. Allergies, left untreated cause uris.
    The trick is to to pre-treat the allergies. This year, you would have had to start in February.
    Airborne has been proven to do nothing.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    I swear by black elderberry extract. If it were only placebo effect I don't know why nothing I tried before that ever worked for me. I pretty much have to get on it as soon as I start feeling a little run down like I'm going to catch something, and if I do, either I won't catch the cold at all, or I'll get well super fast.

    But +1 on the allergens. I treat all of mine year round. It takes months to build up to a full dosage, so there's really no point in going off shots once the season is over (never mind there's something I'm allergic to in every season anyhow ).
    Trying to live every day as though it were my first

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    West MI
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    I :heart: my neti pot. It has saved me from countless URIs. I used to deal with at least 3 sinus infections every year. Now I maybe get 1/year, at most. Flushing that gunk out before it gets a chance to fester is golden, as is using Sudafed ASAP.
    Kirsten
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