Oh great, I managed to get through winter without a cold and thought I had been spared one for another year, but I unfortunately had to go out on a bitterly cold day last week and have caught a beauty which so far has stayed in the sinuses. Really concerned that it my go to my chest. I was very sick last year with lung problems and can't afford this cold going to my chest. I also had bad experiences with two different antibiotics last year for the first time in my life. Antibiotics have always made me feel better but not last year. So I really don't want to have to take antibiotics. Since yesterday I have been trialing Vitamin C tablets. I took a 250mg tablet dose yesterday afternoon and also this morning. I will take another this afternoon. I may increase the dose tomorrow. I will see how things go. Does anyone else have a procedure during a cold with vitamin C or anything else? I'd be interested to hear it. Or anything else that you do for a cold especially to try to avoid the cold going to the chest.