(Closed) How to avoid being sick 18 days before wedding!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

All the nurses in my life recommend Emergen-C!  I swear by a good probiotic – that healthy bacteria in your stomach will help you fight off sickness πŸ™‚ 

I will say this, though.  Stressing about getting sick is only going to weaken your immune system.  Just relax.  No matter what, your day will be special.  18 days is pretty far off, too!  Wash your hands, Lysol if that helps give you peace of mind, and enjoy the last couple days before you marry your fiance!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My brother swears by this, and it’s worked for me, too: eat a clove of raw garlic. Supposedly garlic has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and it can’t hurt to try.

And, of course, try to get lots of rest, and eat healthfully. Easier said than done, I know.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wilson2Bee:  

I second Emergen-C and a probiotic, but also start taking Zinc now! Lots of water and tea, get good sleep, and RELAX!!! I got a cold the week of my wedding from being stressed out- it doesn’t help! Just try and let things go, take hot baths, do light exercise….get the blood flowing but don’t wear yourself out! Also, I’m a big beleiver in funky things like elderberry syrup as an immune booster and essential oils. Find a Theives blend (called On Guard with DoTerra, or any immune strength oil) and diffuse it in the house and rub it on the soles of everyone’s feet.

If you do end up sick close to the wedding, fear not- adrenaline will take over on the day before and day of and you will barely notice the cold. Adrenaline is the most powerful drug sometimes! But also have some DayQuil on hand too. πŸ˜‰

Healthy vibes your way!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The single best way to prevent illness is to wash your hands frequently and keep your hands away from your face. A very high percentage of infections enter our bodies through our eyes, nose and mouth.

There are very few illnesses that are airborne:

Tuberculosis.<br /> Measles.<br /> Chickenpox (until lesions are crusted over)<br /> Localized (in immunocompromised patient) or disseminated herpes zoster (until lesions are crusted over)

The rest of them are transferred hand to hand, or surface to hand, meaning, if you touch something or someone, then put your hands to your face, you may transmit bacteria or viruses.

Some viruses can live on hard surfaces for up to 48 hrs. So, if your child or another family member is sick and you get it, it is because you didn’t wash your hands, and/or you put your hands to your face.

 

Post # 8
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

DH is a nurse and he always reccomends 1000mg of Vitamin C and Echinacea. It always helps us!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Wilson2Bee:  I think 18 days out you’ll be fine. You’ll be over a cold by then. Best thing is to drink fluids, and get rest. Be good about hand washing. You can try all those remedies like garlic and emergen-c. They can’t hurt.

But seriously, rest and fluids.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Sunset Hills Country Club

 

Wilson2Bee:  Also look up varying Detox baths! They also help, and they help relax you!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wilson2Bee:  I know I sound like a crazy person spouting old wives tales, but I have tried it and it did work for me, not that that’s any great evidence, but still… πŸ™‚ The garlic does kind of burn going down, but it’s not bad (I love garlic anyway). I’ve also read that some people dip it in peanut butter first to counteract the smell/taste, but I just went for it straight. I hope you’re able to fight off whatever’s going around!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wilson2Bee:  You can buy Emergen-C and other cold prevention things at most grocery or drugstores. I find it at Fred Meyer, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Safeway….probably even at Wal Mart too. Not sure where in the US you are (and thus what stores you might have) but it should be easy to find!  Just look in the vitamin section.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Oh and you can buy Emergen-c at most drug stores or grocery stores in the pharmacy area.

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