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#222622 - 05/01/11 03:53 PM Re: Surviving "the flu" [Re: KG2V]
Jesselp Offline
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Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 261
Loc: New York
Hi neighbor!

If misery loves company, I'm right there with you, now in day four of the misery. Though without your other health problems, I'm managing to avoid doctors visits so far.

I'm pretty sure I caught it from my three year old. He had fever for five days, and bad coughing for close to two weeks, but his doc never found anything treatable.

Hang in there, and I second the suggestion of chicken soup - home made if possible. I just had a bowl and it made me fell much better!
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#222631 - 05/01/11 06:44 PM Re: Surviving "the flu" [Re: ]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 774
Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
And now I'm getting sick....

This is what I get for spending 3 hours a day everyday in tourist filled springs.

Yup-avoiding people is the first step in maintaining health-that's the hidden upside of teotwawki.

My health has improved vastly since moving to FL: related to being unable to find a job in an ER, and thereby being unable to spend 12 hours each day visiting with all the bugs in town.
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#222649 - 05/02/11 01:41 AM Re: Surviving "the flu" [Re: KG2V]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1128
When you first start coming down with the symptoms, gargle with some wine. Sometimes that does really help. The idea is to wash your throat and tonsils thoroughly with the wine. Repeat a couple of times, over a few hours.

Pete #2

#222653 - 05/02/11 02:39 AM Re: Surviving "the flu" [Re: KG2V]
Art_in_FL Offline

Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
I've always used hot salt-water for sore throat gargle. IMHO it works better than most of the sprays. At one time I'd substitute 12 year old scotch.

Wine, I'd go for a deep red.

#222725 - 05/02/11 08:16 PM Re: Surviving "the flu" [Re: KG2V]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3530
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. My grandmothers were believers in the chicken soup cure and my best friend's grandma always swore by eating raw garlic. I'm a big fan of both combined with water, water and more water. Oh, and lots of napping and hand washing.
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#222767 - 05/03/11 01:03 AM Re: Surviving "the flu" [Re: KG2V]
KG2V Offline


Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
well, I really started to feel better Saturday, and by yesterday was 'out and about' - feeling good today
73 de KG2V
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