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Old March 8th, 2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default I think might have the Flu....advice!

So Iím not feeling well today after babysitting/ tutoring a fellow classmate last evening who mid-session sneezed on me. When I questioned her, she told me she had the flu and was feverish and just took medicine.


Rude much?

Also advice on boosting immune system to handle the exposure? Iíve cut out sugar from my diet and ate chicken broth, onions and mushrooms and plan to stay home from school for the rest of the week.

My parents are prepared to get a supply of tamiflu, should they get it now or later? Should I take some as a precaution?


I didnít get the flu shot this year.

So if these slight body-aches worsen, and Iím suddenly not on VT anymore for months at a time just out of the blue, youíll know something serious happened.


So in case it goes south, I wanted to say a quick farewell and hope my advice continues to enrich everyoneís lives here both past present and future.

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Old March 8th, 2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: I think might have the Flu....advice!

People say Flu, but sometimes they just mean a cold or something. If you are able to (I don't know the healthcare system in the US as well as the AUS one) you should always ask a pharmacist or a GP rather than grabbing it off the shelf yourself.

I know having food like garlic, chili, honey and lemon will help clear your airways and make it easier to breathe, but of course, you should 100% be eating lots more Fruit and Veg. Thought from what I heard, dairy doesn't make you worse, but for me, it does feel like my throat gets clogged up if I have it, so try stick away from that if you can. If you're feeling weak, make sure you rest up. That's about it from me really, hope you get better soon.

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Old March 8th, 2018, 07:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: I think might have the Flu....advice!

With the bad strain of flu this year I would get the Tamiflu and get good rest and drink plenty of water or good fluids. If you have a fever that stays around 102 for 2 days then you need to see a doctor.

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Old March 9th, 2018, 03:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: I think might have the Flu....advice!

A healthy diet is always good but if you really think it could be the flu and not just a cold I would say seeing a doctor is necessary. Just taking Tamiflu, I don't know I wouldn't really do that.

So getting enough rest, eating healthy and keep yourself hydrated is fine with a cold and you would not need any additional meds.
However, you if your symptoms worsen quickly and you start running a fever it might be the real flu and then you should absolutely see a professional about it.

So keep my fingers crossed for ya and hope you get well again, soon
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Old March 11th, 2018, 01:22 PM   #5
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Well good news. I was sick for like 3-4 days but I’m recovering.
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Old March 12th, 2018, 01:01 PM   #6
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Rest and fluids. Most of this stuff you just have to let it run its course.
Btw, if it's something which comes on extremely suddenly, it's usually the flu. Like one minute you're feeling ok and then you pretty much quickly start feeling worse and worse, entire body aches, etc. If it develops slowly, it's usually a cold. Anyway, glad you're starting to recover.
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Old March 12th, 2018, 11:58 PM   #7
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Feel better. Im not really sure what to do.

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Old March 13th, 2018, 06:13 AM   #8
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The more you are exposed the better your immune system is

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Old March 13th, 2018, 09:35 AM   #9
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... and in case of doubt, see a doctor.





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