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Short Quiz on the Effects of Alcohol on Colds

Booze For Colds?

Have you ever consumed a hot toddy when you had a cold thinking it was medicinal? Ever wondered if that was really the case? Here are a few questions on booze and colds so you can see if you are doing yourself some good having a nip when you are feeling a little under the weather.


Booze For Colds?

Does drinking alchohol kill germs in the bloodstream and stop a cold?

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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
As long as it's not that nasty. I don't drink alcohol, and I especially woulnd't want that bad taste in my mouth, when I'm sick too. But if it's tasty AND working then what they hey. I'll try anything helpful once...if it's not too stupid or a risk.
laluna27 laluna27 9 years
I think its like all things - good for you in moderation
Neural Neural 9 years
3/3 here! But the only time I've used alcohol when I have a cold is to try to dampen the sinus pressure because OTC stuff wasn't working. Not exactly doctor recommended, mind you!
DoeADeer DoeADeer 9 years
Maybe that's why I haven't gotten sick yet this year.... :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Two glasses of wine! Hahaha I need to get my drink on!
Advah Advah 9 years
I think it really depends on the type of cold you have. I remember taking hot toddies that made me feel so much better when I had a sore throat. Then I also remember last year having a glass of wine at a friend's when I was feeling a bit ill from a sore throat (I get those all the time), then the next day I realised it'd turn into a terrible flu! :(
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 9 years
I've taken a shot or two before bed to knock me out of my sickness misery.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I sometimes have a nightcap when I'm sick only because it seems to help me sleep better. It's probably not any different than taking a shot of NyQuil. That stuff is like 20% alcohol!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
3/3 :)
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
I've never had a hot toddy before, but alcohol depresses your immune system, as well as other bodily functions. I have never heard of drinking to fix any ailment...other than a hangover. ;)
emalove emalove 9 years
I've never had a hot toddy before...
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