(Closed) Ideas on not getting sick??? Bridal shower is Saturday – help!!!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

*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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@diplomatswife:  i think thats what my Fi takes..whatever he takes he swears by it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@shalynnmarie:  I was always skeptical of them, but I really do find they work!  That and sleep.  Lots of sleep.  🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Frequent hand washing (for you AND the child!) as well as making sure you’re rested and hydrated.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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.

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