I don't get sick too often, or I'm constantly a little sick. I'm never really sure. I've always had allergies that have given me problems but usually a dose of clariton or zyrtec keeps them at bay. But every once in a while I'll come down with something a little more serious, and that's what I've been dealing with the past few days. Yes I've got a wee bit of a cold but I think I'm on the upward swing of it. I always take the same steps when I start to get sick and I think they seem to work so I thought I'd share them to give you ideas when you catch a cold.
I stay uber hydrated, I already drink a lot of water during the day but I've at least doubled my normal amount. Plus a whole lot of sprite and gatorade. I really take the throwaway medical advice "drink plenty of fluids" to heart
Spicy soup. I made some chicken noodle soup for myself but I add a lot of pepper and Tabasco sauce. The spiciness helps clear out my sinuses and whatever vague toxins I think I might have (This might work only in my head, but I'm a firm believer in mind over matter)
NyQuil. The motto in my family when I was growing up was "take some NyQuil and go to bed" I'm pretty sure my dad thinks a NyQuil induced coma could fix a broken arm if it needed to. If nothing else it helps break a fever and lets you get into deeper sleep faster so I still take copious amounts every time I'm sick.
Hopefully I'll be fully back up to speed soon, but really I'm just glad I haven't sneezed on-air yet.