Post # 1
So my FH is a REALLY big baby when he gets sick, like really really big baby. So when he got sick this weekend, and he was whiney I thought it was a man cold. Now I’m worried it’s something serious. We just bought him a ticket to go home for 9 days next month which would normally get him out of any sort of funk he might be in. He’s so miserably mopey tonight that I’m starting to worry it’s something serious…
He says he has a sore throat and a headache, he’s been really stuffy for a few days. Should I be worried?
Post # 3
Does he have Strep?
I knew a guy that once went 2 weeks “sucking it up”.
Then he caved and went to the doctor… Strep! And he’d infected me in the meanwhile!
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: does he have a fever or anything else or is just affecting his sinuses? if he has a fever or any other sypmtom besides the usual cough, sneezing, itchy eyes, sore throat etc that lasts more than a few days, it could be more serious. Im sure its nothin too crazy, maybe strep or the occasional flu.
Post # 5
@BrandNewBride: Strep was my first thought, I used to get it all the time. He doesn’t have a fever, and he refuses to let me look at his throat (Not that I’m a doctor but I’ve had it so many times I know what it looks like)
@mckey430: no fever and it doesn’t seem to be a sinus infection
He’s just so miserable, I feel helpless, i’ve never seen him THIS bad
Post # 6
I am going to go with man cold but thats probably because I deal with the biggest man baby when he gets sick.Way worse than this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbmbMSrsZVQ.
Has he taken any medicine? If he has been sick a few days he should start taking medicine. If he dosn’t feel better within the timeframe prescribed on the box go see a doctor. Common colds can last a good number of days though. I think anything over a week or two and you aren’t starting to feel better its time to see a doctor.
Post # 7
@Candies147: he’s been taking cold medicine since the weekend – i can’t remember if it was saturday or sunday. He tends to take cole medicine for a sniffle though, so I think he was taking it before he really needed to. If he’s still like this on Saturday, I might insist on the clinic.
Post # 8
@MsGinkgo: He’s a grown man capable of assessing his symptoms, right? I can usually tell when I have a sinus infection or strep throat.
Post # 9
Meds wont help anything actually get BETTER (colds/flu are viruses not bacteria.. meds only kill bacteria), they just mask the symptoms (unclog nose, etc). So dont expect the meds to make the cold actually go away.
The most recent cold I had I was literally sick for easily 2 weeks coughing like crazy the WHOLE time… But it was still just a cold.
See if he will let u look at his throat, otherwise dont worry too much as its probably just a bad cold that will go away on its own.
Post # 10
@EmeraldTiger: this is what I’m hoping, I’ve just never seen him this sick which is why I’m concerned. I don’t think it’s anything bacterial – I’m pretty sure it’s a cold, and I know there’s a really bad one going around right now. I certainly don’t want to have him on antibiotics when they’re not needed (which is a problem with walk in clinics I find – they tend to prescribe very quickly)
@AB Bride: you would think so wouldn’t you….seriously, I swear he could have the chicken pox and he’d say it was nothing…everything is a cold.
Post # 11
@MsGinkgo: Ugh! I hate it when people are like that, big babies sound things sound worse than what they are but then also won’t go to a doctor when they should. Usually sinus congestion + a sore throat is just a virus.