Cold Remedies You’ve Never Considered

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yler Powers demonstrates how to cure a cold by smearing mustard on his chest. Photo by Crystal Snow

yler Powers demonstrates how to cure a cold by smearing mustard on his chest. Photo by Crystal Snow

It seems that just about everyone has a cold remedy they swear by. The different remedies range from actually helpful to downright bizarre. Here are just a few of the most common Google-searched remedies. Attempt on your own conscience and at your own risk, and let your friends know if they actually work!

• Put slices of onions in your socks to draw out toxins.

• Chocolate helps sooth coughs (especially dark chocolate)!

• Have some ginger and/or honey tea

• Drink plenty of liquids, but avoid caffeine.

• Eat some chicken or pigeon soup, the Internet isn’t picky.

• Smother your chest with mustard.

• Put a hairless dog on your bare chest.

• Gargle toothpaste.

• Mix a honey and onion cough elixir.

• Brew up some lizard soup.

• Wear Vick’s Vapor Rub and fluffy socks on your feet when you sleep.

Snow College students had a lot to say about some of these supposed remedies. “Lizard soup? As if, that’s disgusting!” Student Natalie Klein stated. “Having a cold is awful, but there is no way I would ever eat that.” She did, however, appreciate the suggestion to use chocolate to sooth coughing.

Jessica Guymon agrees that some of these cures are just no-go’s. “I would never use onions in my socks. I hate the smell, and it would make my bed and socks forever smell of onions. Nobody wants that.” She proclaimed.

A vocal music major, Natalie Dickman, said she’d be willing to try gargling toothpaste. “If I was desperate enough and had to sing I’d do it,” she said, “but otherwise it would be a no.”

As the season of colds and the flu approaches, it is important for students to drink plenty of liquid and stay warm so they can avoid catching cold – especially as finals approaches!

Adria Riley was born on July 11, 1995 and is from Syracuse, which is between Salt Lake and Ogden. She is a freshman here at Snow College and is planning on majoring in English. She isn’t sure if she wants to go into philosophies, journalism or English education. She decided to come to Snow College because she wanted to get out of her house out on her own, it’s cheap, she loves the atmosphere and because of it’s small size. Adria’s favorite color is black because it goes with everything. It creates contrast with brighter colors. In her spare time she likes to read, write, play the viola, sew and party. She enjoys hiking but does not like other physical activity. If Adria could go anywhere in the world she would want to visit all the temples, go to New Zealand to see the Lord of the Rings sites and she would also like to visit the sites where the Avengers movie was filmed. Her favorite quote is “Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own. Something unique about her is she is a quarter Nicaraguan.

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