Post # 1
Fiance got sick this weekend and he has been coughing/stuffed up for the past few days. He usually gets bronchitis when he gets like this, since he has some trouble with his lungs. Our doctor won’t be able to see him for a few days, but I am worried about it because we are 1. going on vacation in a week and a half and 2. he works outside, and everyone knows that we are to get chronic rain from now until Sunday. It is downpouring right now as we speak.
I was wondering if anyone has any way to help him out…I was going to give him chicken noodle when he gets home and mucinex to keep the coughing from driving him crazy…but what about when he is outside? Is there anything he can take for his chest or wear so that he can keep himself from getting worse? I know he needs to go to the doctor for an antibiotic. ugh. I’m really worried. He just texted me and said he feels really horrible.
Post # 3
He shouldn’t be outside! If he’s that sick try to talk him into staying home and resting. Sleeping and pushing fluids are really the best natural things you can do to help your body get better.
Also.. given that he is really sick and has a consistent history of Bronchitis is there anyway the doctor can just call in an antibiotic for him so he doesn’t have to wait. I was really sick recently and all I had to do was call my doc and tell her I was on day three of 102 degree temp and she called the pharmacy for me right away.
Post # 4
Ok I k now this sounds really old school, but homemade chicken soup.
I always make it for my fiance when he gets sick, and honestly it works.
I always add alot of ginger, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, spices, potatoes, and boil the bones in the broth, before making the soup. I don’t use noodles, because there aren’t any healing properties, so that’s what the potatoes are for.
Post # 5
@soyjoy222: My Fi is an electrician, and he NEVER goes to the doctor. For something like this, I would encourage him to take a day or two off if possible and do Nyquil, get tons of sleep, and get over it.
For me, I always do Dayquil/Nyquil, Riccola drops, and lots and lots of sleep.
Post # 6
I swear by a Neti Pot (although I use the squeeze bottle), Airborne and zinc lozenges. My Darling Husband used to get bronchitis all the time before he met me, but using a neti pot (or sailine wash) several times a day when he’s sick, has stopped it from getting into his lungs.
Post # 7
Have your Fiance do the Check Your Symptoms on these two topics:
His answers will result in a recommendation on whether or not he should see a doctor and, if so, in what time frame.
There will also be good information on home treatment .
Post # 8
Hey everyone! Thank you!
I texted him and said he has two choices: either go to the doctor this weekend (I will make appt today for him) or go to urgent care tonight with me as soon as he gets home. He actually said he will go to urgent care, which means he must really be feeling worse than I expected because he NEVER agrees to doctors this easily.
I wrote down a lot of your suggestions and will be stopping at the grocery store tonight to get soup, airborne (for myself, haha) and Ricola drops! I couldn’t think earlier when I tried to make a list.
He drives for a big delivery company, so there is no way to get him to not be outside at work, and it’s hard for him to take off. Hopefully with your suggestions and the urgent care, he will be feeling better soon. Phew!
Post # 9
Get t zinc cough drops. They make your mouth feel funny, but something about the zinc slowly disolving binds with the cold virus and stops it from replicating.
Post # 10
Barring the zinc cough drops (I can’t stomach them, but I’ve heard they work wonders), I’ve found that Halls Defense are pretty good–and more palatable!
My mother used to make mustard seed compresses for my chest when I was a kid and got sick. For some reason, it really helps with chest congestion.