In our house when someone has a cold, it always means a trip to the grocery store for 2 items. SunnyD and Sprite (7Up will work too). You need to know that under normal conditions I wouldn't drink SunnyD if you paid me. I also don't drink Sprite (it's Diet Coke for me). When I'm sick with a cold or sore throat, nothing tastes better. I have no idea of how or why we started making this cocktail for the infirm in our house. I fixed it for my kids from the time they were small, and now that they both live on their own...they make it for themselves. I know it can't really make you better, but it does seem to have some hidden medicinal qualities. So, fill a glass with ice and pour in half Sprite and half SunnyD. I promise you'll feel better. I will also be making my 5 minute chicken soup for lunch. See, I even take my own advice!
*Mom hint-I still think a flu shot is a good idea this year for most people. It was quite easy and I didn't even feel it.