In the winter you can sip mint tea and snuggle up under a blanket or take a long hot shower to help your congestion. In the summer (and for all intents and purposes it is already summer here) those things just aren't as effective. Who wants to be curled up under a blanket when it's 87 degrees and sunny outside? Not me.
I have one of these deplorable summer colds right now. At the risk of sounding whiny, my head a splode. I think I've already used half a box of kleenex since I started feeling under the weather last night.
I consoled myself by eating a popsicle (a strawberry frozen juice bar to be precise) for breakfast this morning. And another one after dinner tonight (they help with the sore throat). A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do and a cup of herbal tea is not gonna cut it for a summer cold (do they make herbal iced tea?). Summer colds require cold orange juice and plenty of popsicles.
While I eat my popsicles.