what do u take for flu/fever when ur sick?
Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:44 PM
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:11 PM
As diabetic its very hard to find any good medicine of shelf in pharmacy so i was wonderin what u guys take , i am havin flu/cold sore throat headache for 2 days nw?
How about food?
There are foods that are great at killing some of these things in our system.
For stomach flu, ever since I was a kid, we always took garlic oil perles. I learned 45 years ago that these garlic oil perles keep the vomit away. And, if I take the garlic too late in the cycle of sick, I at least do not vomit with as much horrible violence. I say, take garlic oil perles - not the ones that say deodorized - take the ones that make you stink. My firm belief is that the garlic stink chases the bugs away.
Garlic stink is great for many things other than stomach flu. It really does a job at chasing many of these maladies away. I also heard recently that the tanins in green tea do a number against many maladies.
Another interesting health thing is H. Pylori which is prevalent in stomach ulcer production, but also quite good for many other maladies - here is the article:
Symbiosis | The twists and turns of fate | Economist.com
Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:19 PM
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:59 PM
I dont use cough syrups etc. And if im in need of sugar for BS's or hydration i use flat lemonade,, just a little..
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:41 AM
For a cold or allergies with mild fever(go to work): Contac Tablets "Day and Night" Yellow for day, blue for night. Lots of water and tea. Sleep when I get home.
For a cold with fever & aches: Ibuprofen, lots of clear liquids and SLEEP in a quiet room. For congestion, night (blue) contact.
For stomach flu or other throwing up: diet 7-UP or diet Coke. Very cold, small sips at a time. Sleep as much as possible. Watch blood sugar closely.
Our family's choice of Best ever "Knock you out so you can sleep" cough medicine from doctor: Tussionex Pennkinetic. Contains both hyrdocodone and an antihistimine, so don't take CONTAC at the same time. One bottle lasted the whole family three years! Worked even after the expiration date. One teaspoon is good for the whole night. You would want to discuss it with your doctor as it is indeed strong stuff.
Remember, diabetics need to carefully watch not to become dehydrated with high sugars, as it can lead to DKA.
This is just common sense stuff, and my opinion. I'm not a professional doctor, just a long-time-diabetic.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:46 AM
Virginia Woolf: “Consider how common illness is, how tremendous the spiritual change that it brings, how astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed, what wastes and deserts of the soul a slight attack of influenza brings to view, what precipices and lawns sprinkled with bright flowers a little rise of temperature reveals, what ancient and obdurate oaks are uprooted in us by the act of sickness, how we go down in the pit of death and feel the waters of annihilation close above our heads and wake thinking to find ourselves in the presence of the angels and the harpers when we have a tooth out and come to the surface in the dentist's arm-chair and confuse his "Rinse the mouth-rinse the mouth" with the greeting of the Deity stooping from the floor of Heaven to welcome us - when we think of this, as we are so frequently forced to think of it, it becomes strange indeed that illness has not taken its place with love and battle and jealousy among the prime themes of literature”
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:15 AM
Last time I vomited I think Nixon was president.
Hmm, I wonder if there's a link between the two.
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