So, I’ve been zonked with some sort of cold from hell for the past few days, and I can tell it has settled in for the long haul, i.e. a week or two.

Missing work because of a cold is not an option — which is why I caught it: another indispensable person at the office brought in the virus and spread it around.

I don’t suffer colds kindly: I fight back! My remedy to keep me going at work is to take a non-drowsy decongestant product like sudafed four times a day, and Advil the same number of times.

But there are so many products out there I’ve never tried, I’m wondering if there isn’t something better, i.e. that wipes out all symptoms and lets you get on with life normally.

What do you take for colds?

— Jillian