So I came down with a cold, and not one of the small ones. The kind that stops you dead in your tracks and says "fuck you and your life for the next week". Fever, chills, sore throat, blocked nose and all. I don't like to go to the doctor unless it's something obviously more severe than a cold, so I use a lot of home remedies. Stuff like gargle hot salt water, drinking hot ginger and lemon tea, shot of whisky with lemon and honey (or 2...or 3...), and the age old "stick your face over a pot of boiling water" trick. I've found that it does indeed shorten the length of a cold, and it does help me feel somewhat better during my day. That got me thinking of this thread though. What kind of home remedies or DIY "fixes" do you use for stuff? It doesn't have to be health related.