Flu, Despite Flu Shot

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Is she taking any kind of OTC medication for colds/flu? She should be doing something or taking something. Bottom Line, she doesn't want to be "stubborn" about this.
     
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    Yes, I'm reading about quite a few deaths even in children who just thought they had the flu and then died of complications.

    Just read a story of a 12 yr old girl who died in the next town from me...:(
     
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    Yes, it's pretty bad and not getting any better real soon. We REALLY watch who we get around. Someone coughs and/or tissue at their nose, we try very hard to get away from them.
     
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    Oh wow. I wonder if she had any pre-existing or underlying health issues. At work people cough right in my face. They don't get it anymore. I try my best to protect myself. I'm working part time again starting this month so I hope that helps that I'm not so run down though my health coverage gives me anxiety.
     
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    From what I understand, some folks absolutely can't take any time off from work due to sickness, because the company doesn't have Sick Pay and the person can't go without a day of pay.

    What we need in the U.S. is to have people wear those surgical masks if they are sick. When my wife got the flu a year or so ago, and I took her to her doctor, I got one of those masks for her to put on. The doctors office had a container of them outside the receptionist window. However, I'm sure there would be those that would absolutely detest wearing one. Some folks just don't care about if others get what they have. Terrible thing.
     
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    Last year when I had bronchitis the minute I told the nurse my symptoms, she handed me a face mask.
     
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    At the walk in clinic the person doing my intake put one on herself. I said "protect yourself" I wasn't a bit offended. I just saw someone at Trader Joe's with a face mask on today. She appeared younger.

    Jobs will bully employees into working. When I called in once my boss got mad at me and hung up. However when I call in, there is nothing they can say to make me come in because if I'm calling in, I'm sick! Also they post on the door about visitors not coming into the facility if they have any cold or flu symptoms. No mention of the staff however.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh @Kitty Carmel
    She has taken Iboprofen, and for the nagging dry cough I broke out the Dextromethorphan gels I occasionally use. She says the coughing is the worst part, hurts her head and chest.

    This morning her temperature was below 100`, giving her the impression she would be well enough to go to Laughlin this afternoon. Then, it started climbing again. We went nowhere.
    Frank
     
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    I wonder just how effective those gauze or cloth face masks are, for the afflicted or otherwise. Bacteria and viruses cling to minutely tiny water vapor droplets in the air, and are everywhere-present. Such vapor easily passes through any but the finest of membranes or activated charcoal canisters.

    Better than nothing, I suppose. My fingers (and toes) are crossed: so far I feel fine. (The toes are permanent, due to arthritic cock-eyeing).
    Frank
     
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    She may have pneumonia @Frank Sanoica and not the flu. Is she having any trouble breathing?
     
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    As a dentist my daughter wears a face mask everyday but I don't know if it's for her protection or the patients. :)
     
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    I didn't know your daughter was a dentist. I think it's for their protection. All the work they do makes unseen particles fly around. At my dentist office they use masks and goggle type glasses also.
     
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    Yes, she uses goggles also.

    My son is also a dentist and they are married to dentists. :)

    Lots of dentists...
     
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    Wow! Everyone must have fantastic teeth. I assume you get free dental work. I worked with a nurse who's daughter was a dentist and everytime she visited, she got her dental care done.
     
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    Yep, free dental. :)

    My only wish is that out of 4 dentists that one would have been a plastic surgeon. :)

    I do have a dr in the family..my brother in law but he's in NJ.
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    You must then possess vibrantly beautiful teeth!
    Frank
     
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    They're okay...at least they're mine. Have some crowns, etc but most was done before my daughter graduated dental school in 1997 and my son 4 years after that.

    Think my daughter did do a crown on me in dental school....she needed to check it off her list. :)
     
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    @Shirley Martin
    Jiminy Whizz! Now how could I miss such a well-enhanced query?

    She is feeling better, temperature around normal this morning, as I was trying with difficulty to crawl out of the "rack" (morning arthritis stiffness, 'ya know?), and I asked her about the day's plans? She felt weak, but a drive to Laughlin was warranted, for one of her "free-bies": a bottle of some Canadian high-quality whiskey! The Edgewater Hotel lures folks in with these free things, then hopes the clientele will feel disposed to piss away some dough gambling, thinking they aren't paying for the gifts! Well, she did. Got the booze, which will be added to an ever-increasing horde of whiskeys, wines, cutlery, pottery, cups, mugs, etc., filling our house to "hoarder" status. And yes, the whiskey cost forty bucks.

    But she is better. And I am glad.
    Frank
     
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    @Frank Sanoica , get her to share that "Free" high quality Canadian whiskey with you and you will be even gladder. :D
     
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