Post # 1
You guys I am freaking out.
My bridal shower is this Saturday and I feel like I am surrounded by germs!!
I am a nanny to a 2 yr old that has come down with a disgusting cold (deep mucousy cough, snotty nose, etc.). I’m paranoid about catching his germs – but now his mom had me take him to the doctor and I have seriously never seen it this packed.
I want to cry. I feel like there’s no way I can avoid catching this crap. I am seriously surrounded by like 50 coughing snotty 2 year olds. 🙁
Has anyone ever tried airborne or anything like that?? Does it work???
I need serious help. Waaah! I know I’m being super dramatic but Dangit! This week of all weeks?? I’ve been looking forward to this forever and I feel like sickness is inevitable.
Post # 3
my mom lives by mucinex..and theres a few other over the counter things you can get to prevent- ive never used them but Fi works at a school an he takes several to keep the sickies aways
Post # 4
Emergen-C! It totally does work, in my experience. At the very least, it’ll make whatever you DO catch shorter and less severe. Take it every morning. No need to take it more than once per day, though — it already has like a billion percent every vitamin [<— exaggeration but you get the point], and your body can only absorb so much.
Post # 5
Have you heard of airborne or emergen-c vitamins? They’re supposed to prevent you from getting sick. Also, make sure to wash your hands all the time and don’t share drinks/food.
Post # 6
*I find that the citrus flavors taste better than the berry flavors but that’s just a personal preference. I think the tangerine one is the best.
Post # 7
I’m sure you’ll be fine. Just make sure you get plenty of rest, plenty of vitamin C, and wash your hands.
Post # 8
@diplomatswife: i think thats what my Fi takes..whatever he takes he swears by it!
Post # 9
@shalynnmarie: I was always skeptical of them, but I really do find they work! That and sleep. Lots of sleep. 🙂
Post # 10
I would suggest getting a whole lot of sleep every night. I’ve been able to head off a cold (when I felt like I was getting sick) by sleeping a lot. The less run down your body is, the harder it is for you to get sick.
Post # 11
I’ve used Airborne/Emegen-C and found they both work okay, but it’s no guarantee, just a vitamin C boost. Try not to freak out though, kids get sick more often because their immune system is less developed than adults, so just because you are around germs doesn’t mean you will get sick. My parents always said they rarely caught stuff from us when we were kids.
Also, I teach grimy freshmen all the time (grading their germy lab reports…blegh!) and rarely get sick.
Post # 12
Frequent hand washing (for you AND the child!) as well as making sure you’re rested and hydrated.
Post # 13
Wash your hands frequently, with soap, for 30 seconds – never touch your face (eyes/nose/mouth) with your hands unless they have just been washed! At the very first hint of a cold I take Zicam and B vitamins and that usually helps.
Post # 14
Get lots of rest and eat well, if you miss even one night of rest or eat poorly those germs will fight their way in, but not to worry too much it takes something like 7 days for a virus to infect you.
Post # 15
A clove of raw garlic!
Seriously, it sounds gross but it works. Make a shot of chopped garlic with some honey (not only helps with the taste but also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties) and a bit of water will help it go down easier.