My 14 yr old son came home from school and one look at his bleary eyes and I knew he was getting sick. He was stuffed up in one nostril, had a sore throat and a slight fever. I gave him 1 teaspoon "silver water" (as we call it), and 1 teaspoon Manuka Honey (with a K Factor of 16), 3x per day, as well as the saline nasal spray; and lo and behold, that kid was better the next morning and all better the day after that.
I also believe in Hydrogen Peroxide drops in the ears, but he won't let me do that anymore. I hadn't read of the power of colloidal silver as relates to colds before, so that's why I posted this.
The manuka honey helped soothe his sore throat, and my son calls it "medicine-tasting honey", which is accurate, but Manuka Honey is just plain miraculous in too many ways to list here, and did the job I wanted it to in this instance.
Also, the nasal spray is a good and natural treatment that my son said really helped his congestion. Natural treatments are very powerful, I can attest to that. This is one very knowledgeable crowd in here and they have never ever let me down, and I just wanted to share something I thought of myself. Thank you, Earth Clinic. I wouldn't have known anything without you.