... this cold is kicking my butt. The kid had it last week and now it's my turn. Today the acupuncturist said if I steam wine vinegar in the house that will prevent anyone else (like my mom) from getting the cold, too. Vinegar has been used for centuries for a variety of medicinal uses, so what the heck, it's worth a try. And then back to the couch, and eventually bed, as rest is the only thing I know for sure to help cure the common cold.