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Snowy mountains with a head cold?

Commented on January 31, 2014
Created January 28, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Since yesterday I have been having mild cold symptoms (very low grade fever, runny nose, mild aches). I usually get better on the third day, which would be tomorrow.

We haven't had snow ALL winter and it just started getting cold so we were hoping to enjoy a day in the mountains before it thaws. We weren't planning too much physical activity: Go up by bus, go on the slopes with the sleigh, take a break at a restaurant, then go down the hill until we hit the next restaurant, warm up and ride the seligh down to the bus. It is a very busy, popular spot with lots of families doing the same.

I think I would be fine, but I thought I'd better ask if there is anything that could happen...like me prolonging the cold, getting a high fever. I think I read those are myths but I am not 100 % sure.

I am in good shape and can usually hike all day, or carry my 26lbs toddler for up to 5 hrs. I actually did that hiking up the snowy mountain last year. But definitely would take it easier with the cold (daddy gets to pull the sleigh). I don't get cold easily.

Any tips are also welcome, I am guessing lots of fluids and light foods.

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Thank you those are great tips! I think it worked because I felt much better the next day! The tea was very tasty!

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3 things I do when I am getting a cold, have a cold, or want to save someone from a cold. One is easy, one you should be doing anyway but is very important in your state, and one is a bit time-consuming.

1) Ginger-Lemon Tea. So Simply. Grate (using large holes of box grater) 1-2 Tbsp into a small pot. No need to peel it. Add water. Place over med-low heat. Juice 1-2 lemons and add juice+pulp. Okay if the seeds get in there too, as it will all get strained later. Heat uncovered until warm and the heat is causing the ginger to move in the pan. Do not bring to rolling boil. Add REAL honey (if you can get local, pure, 100% real honey, this is better than candy, worth every penny, and will give you more nutrients than any other sweetener. If you can't get the good stuff, use whatever honey you have...) to taste, and stir. Then strain all into a serving vessel. Enjoy hot. I make this after I come in from a cold day, and feel my head in the clouds. Whole process takes 15 min, including clean up.

2) Sleep a full, solid, 8 hours. Don't get sucked into stressing your body out by feeling ill, hiking all day, being cold and exposed to the elements, and then getting too little sleep. Recipe for disaster. You'll be fine doing all those things, as long as you get a good nights sleep before, during, and after your planned activities.

3) Homemade chicken soup. This takes a few hours, but if you have the time, I believe in it's mystical illness-fighting qualities.

Good luck.

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on January 31, 2014
at 01:23 AM

Thank you those are great tips! I think it worked because I felt much better the next day! The tea was very tasty!

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