HELP, I think I'm getting the flu.

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 27, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    I have a sore throat, running nose, cough, and I feel like shit.

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    Can you stop yourself from getting the flu icon_question.gif

    Mike
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    Sounds like you might already have it. Drinks some fluids and maybe try some echinacea unless you are allgeric.
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    No one can escape the flu. Drink lots of fluid and catch up on vitiam c.
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    take 25,000 IU of beta carotene twice a day for a few days or until your sinus' dry up or you feel better. The vitamin C does not do me much good.
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    You need a whole lot of this!
    gg
    I've beat many a cold with oranges. Really, i'd say I feel better immediately after eating one. I won't devulge here how many oranges i've eaten in one day to beat a cold in the past, but i'm crazy, one or two oranges oughta suffice for you. I will warn that you not forget about citric acid and drink lots of water if you are going the orange route. Get well soon, buddy.
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    Jan 28, 2008 4:40 AM GMT
    If it is "the flu", incubation is between 3 and 10 days from when you contact the virus and well you will feel better in a week with rest, fluids and some tylenol. A cold on the other hand....get some ZiCam...Worked like a charm for me and put in your extra Vitamin C!
    Bottoms up! Get well soon!
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    Jan 28, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    tylonal pm
    sleep well hun
    oh and vitamin c tablets help too
    make yourself a drug and fruit cocktail.
    lol
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    Jan 28, 2008 5:07 AM GMT
    Do you have a fever?

    If not, then it is almost certainly not the Flu, and much more likely to be a common cold.

    I have felt like that for several days, but it's just a bad cold - no fever.

    BTW - A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It is not an illness. It is part of your body's defense against infection.

    Common oral measurement of normal human body temperature is 36.8 ±0.7 °C or 98.2 ±1.3 °F ; A fever is usually defined as a temperature in the mouth (oral) at or over 37.5°C (99.5°F). - wikipedia

    There are many different Types of fevers - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fever

    The symptoms of a cold usually resolve after about one week, but can last up to 14 days.

    'Megadoses of vitamin C, preparations from echinacea, and zinc gluconate have been studied as treatments for the common cold although none has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. ' - wikipedia

    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids to maintain hydration, gargling with warm salt water, using cough drops, throat sprays, or over-the-counter pain or cold medicines. Saline nasal drops may help alleviate congestion.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jan 31, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    I just found this thread again. I thought no one replied to me. I don't think the new search features work very well all the time.

    Anyway, thanks for all the replies. I still have it, but it is just a bad cold. It is on its last days now, I hope. I've been trying to rest all week, but I have to get back working tomorrow.

    Mike
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    Feb 01, 2008 12:00 AM GMT

    Hot Brandy, MikePhil, hot Brandy...a little of that with a little lemon juice in it. That'll K/O the cold and help you to forget you were even ever sick in the first place!