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Any suggestions on how to get better (from being sick) in one day?

Ok, I've been sick since Monday and it is now Saturday. I was supposed to be going to my boyfriend's house Friday, but my mom said no because I was too sick and that I didn't need to go off anywhere and spread my germs getting everyone else sick. So, he came over to my house. Now, we asked if I could go over to his house Sunday (if I'm feeling better) since I didn't get to Friday. Mom said as long as I'm feeling better by then, I can. I don't really get to go to his house very often so I really need to get better! I am willing to try anything to get better just so I can go to his house!

[SYMPTOMS]

Sore throat
Coughing
Headache
Stuffy nose
Face feels like it is on FIRE
Feeling really tired
Not really hungry
Can't get comfy
And my neck has been bothering me

I started taking some cough syrup and some ibuprofen and I've been eating cough drops like candy. My throat isn't as sore anymore, but now I have a runny nose and I'm sneezing. Other symptoms haven't really changed. WHAT DO I DO?!!

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Take a bath, it'll help with the cough and uncomfortableness. Drink something minty, it'll help your throat and nose. Keep drinking lots of fluids. Vapor rubs help clear up congestion quite a bit. Try and eat something light, like crackers, once you start eating a little something your appetite may magically come back.

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I'm just a bit confused about the "drink something minty"? I don't think I have any minty drinks..
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Well, like mint or peppermint tea, and such.
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Ohh, I don't have any.. Do you think putting a peppermint in warm tea woukd work? Oh, and I forgot one other symptom.. I can't taste anything.. :/
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I don't see how it could hurt.
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Ok, thanks.
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BELIEVE you are better. it shortens my sick time .. power of suggestion works miracles ..
example .. if the dr says you have the three day flu you will probably be sick three days .. if he says you have a 24 hour bug .. you will probably only be sick 24 hours .. problem solved ..

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Ooh, mind tricks.. I like this!
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the power of the mind is amazing if you work it ...
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Gargle with warm salt water. (a half teaspoon of table salt per glass). Drink lots of water, and blow your nose, often. Get plenty of rest.

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I've been wiping my nose and blowing it and stuff but it only seems to make my nose raw.. Dx
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U need too wash your hands often, when you sneeze/cough cover your mouth with a Kleenex to not spread germs, and every time you touch something wash your hands with warm water for at least 20 seconds and you'll get better in no time ?

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I actually wash my hands like a freaking ton! I'm just weird like that though, I have to have clean hands..
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