Originally Posted by NathanATX
I have been trying to get rid of a nasty cold that has attached itself to me since Tuesday. My nose is red/hurts, I can't breathe well, I can't sleep, yuckkkk. I'm supposed to sing tomorrow night, but not without a miracle.
Oh honey I've so been there!!!!
(I once sang an opera on acute laryngitis - talk about misery!)
Okay. Zerbie the medically-unqualified meddling soprano recommends: sleep (take whatever cold medicine will allow you to breathe enough to sleep (Afrin nasal spray is good for opening clogged nostrils) or take a cold med that knocks you out), water water water, steam steam steam. Irrigate your nose (try Ocean saline nasal spray. I just pour it in one nostril and let it roll out the other, then blow.) Oh and when I say 'water,' I mean drink a gallon a day.
over the counter Mucinex (it's pure guafenisen) - it's an expectorant. It thins the mucus so it doesn't clump up in your nose and over your larynx. 3 Mucinex tablets (600 mg guafenisen each) and a gallon of water, plus sleep and steam, and you will be able to sing.
What, you want prayers too? Okay. Ya got it.