A man cold….or something serious

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
920 posts
Busy bee

@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 # 6
39 posts

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 # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@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
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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 # 11
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@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.

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