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Does drinking alcohol actually help get rid of a cold?

I'm thinking about just taking a few sips a tequila, cause I heard drinking alcohol will help you get over your cold. I was actually told to try whiskey, but we don't have any. However, we do have tequila and peach schnapps. The tequila should do the trick,right?

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It will not help you get rid of a cold, but it might help you forget about it for a while!

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no!!! that's quite dumb!! Rest and lots of water and immunofighting supplements...Vit. C is what helps a virus. Not alcohol!!

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Well, I don't plan on getting drunk.. I just need enough to kick this cough before tomorrow..
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Right...and alcohol will do nothing to kill it.
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No, but it might feel like you are getting better once you become intoxicated

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It won't help you lose a cold. It will add a headache for most people the next day though.

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a small amount can help.

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A couple shots I'm this case would be ok

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no!

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I haven't ever heard of that! So most Likely no

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try whiskey, lemon and honey

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That's an age old remedy! And if you have a sore throat, melt a pat of butter and warm the whole mixture in the microwave. Works wonders. you have to be of drinking age, of course!

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Well, I'm not of age but I would always ask my parents before doing something like that. A couple of years back I had a really bad cough that wouldn't go away and we had tried EVERYTHING. Mom wanted to try all the home remedies before taking me to the doctor, I guess lol. And the last one she could think of was to mix a shot of whiskey with peppermint. It was ok, but burnt my throat going down lol. Well that still didn't work, so my daddy suggested to give me just a regular shot of whiskey. Stupid me decided to try to toss it back like you see in the movies so it wouldn't burn as much going down. Bad idea! I'm an inexperienced drinker lol. So I tried to toss it back and I spit it out and it came out nose! It went everywhere and everyone couldn't help but to laugh lol. So I didn't try it again after that. That may be the reason it didn't work. But, after that my mom took me to the doctor and she told him all about the home remedies we tried. I had to have a chest X-ray, a breathing treatment, two HUGE pills, and two shots (two because the nurse messed up on the first one). And then he told me that I had stripes of bronchitis on my lungs. Sent me home with a butt load of meds and an inhaler. Only to come back to the doctor a few days later cause I was allergic to one of the medicines prescribed to me and I broke out in red dots all over!
THE END.
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