I'm currently on the downward slope of a cold. Being pregnant, I can't take anything for the cold (which doesn't help "cure" the cold anyway and can actually prolong it, in my opinion.) I'm a fighter, though. I get a cold, I fight tooth and nail. Here's what I do:
LOADS of Vitamin C. If you cut me open while I have a cold, I'd bleed orange juice. This time, I've taken it a big easy because I don't want to injest too much Vit. C in case it's bad for baby.
First twinge of a sore throat, I start gargling nearly every hour with either listerine or warm salt water. If it's really bad, then hydrogen peroxide.
At least 2 steamy showers a day.
Steam facials often
When I'm not pregnant, before bed I drink a small shot of Scotch.
LOADS of caffine free teas!
Warm, wet compresses over my sinuses
Blow my nose as often as needed with lotion-rich tissues
Plenty of rest
Although, with this cold, I've decided.....for Christmas, I want a humidifyer!