I'm sure this has been discussed before but I honestly don't remember the answer.
Is it "starve a cold, feed a fever" or is it "feed a cold, starve a fever?"
We talked about this tonight at dinner because one of us is sick.
He caught a cold over the weekend. It was bound to happen. Around all the people he was around for Thanksgiving celebrations, plus girlfriend's little one had a cold and you know how hard it is to get little ones to remember to cover their mouth when coughing, etc.
He has the usual stuffy nose, sore throat, aches, cough.
Made me wonder. Should I be feeding him or starving him?
He's not running a fever so I'm pretty sure it is "just" a cold that will have to run its course. He's resting, drinking lots of liquids, taking stuff to help control his symptoms.
I'm thinking it is "starve a fever, feed a cold" since he seems to have an appetite and sometimes he doesn't have an appetite when he is running a fever.
But then hubby thought he heard it the other way "starve a cold, feed a fever".
What do you think?