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Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:13
I woke up sick this morning with almost no voice. I'm not sure if it's strep throat, the flu, or just a bad bug, but it sucks. The worst part, I'm flying to Michigan this evening for Super Interview Saturday tomorrow! I would be stressed enough if I was sick for an interview, but this is an all day event. I have a feeling Michigan may be where I end up, so I'm definitely going but am not looking forward to having to be "on" all day with a scratchy voice, stuffed up, and coughing. Anyone have any miracle quick fixes or recommendations!?

By the way, it's 10' where I am now and 20' in Ann Arbor...not a good thing for someone that's sick!
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:19
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Stuffy Nose - Afrin!
Cold - Zicam!
Cough - Halls

These are my stand-bys for battling the cold/cough!

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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:20
sam77sam7 wrote:
Stuffy Nose - Afrin!
Cold - Zicam!
Cough - Halls

These are my stand-bys for battling the cold/cough!

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Thanks for the reco. Anything for a sore throat? That's what I'm most concerned about given the interview and amount of talking I'll have to do tomorrow.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:22
try gargling and lot with salt water and drink lots of fluids...as much as you can, try to flush it out of your system
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:24
gt7er wrote:
try gargling and lot with salt water and drink lots of fluids...as much as you can, try to flush it out of your system


Make sure the water you drink is warm-to-hot salt water, not cold.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:28
I know some people that get freaked out by shaking sick peoples hands. So not sure how you would go down that path. Maybe bring anti-bacterial handwash.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:30
I am coming down with something as well. The only thing that works for me is to take 3 excedrin in the morning when I wake up with an awful sore throat. It may not help fight the sore throat, but for the rest of the day, it doesnt hurt.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:33
Go get a couple of boxes of the Chloroseptic drops. Those things are life-savers.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:49
if you are really worried maybe go make an emergency appt with a doctor and get some strong antibiotics
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 07:58
Thanks for all the suggestions. I am worried that if I appear sick tomorrow, that it may be akward to shake people's hands. Hopefully today's the worst of it and the symptoms will improve overnight.

Actually, I know one thing that would make me feel better...a call from Kellogg today. :)
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 08:37
cpgmba wrote:
By the way, it's 10' where I am now and 20' in Ann Arbor...not a good thing for someone that's sick!


Actually cold weather has nothing to do with people getting sick (maybe pneumonia). The reason people get colds, flus, and the like in the winter is because they spend more time indoors with other people (spreading germs) than they do in warmer months.

So don't worry about the cold weather!
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 08:44
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cpgmba wrote:
By the way, it's 10' where I am now and 20' in Ann Arbor...not a good thing for someone that's sick!


Actually cold weather has nothing to do with people getting sick (maybe pneumonia). The reason people get colds, flus, and the like in the winter is because they spend more time indoors with other people (spreading germs) than they do in warmer months.

So don't worry about the cold weather!


That's a good point. But 10'F and snow still sucks! :) 2 hours in an airplane won't help tonight though!
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:30
Sorry to hear that man.

I would buy some AIRBORNE and take it every 4 hours. That stuff always helps me get rid of everything when I am sick.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:32
cpgmba wrote:

That's a good point. But 10'F and snow still sucks! :) 2 hours in an airplane won't help tonight though!


Silver lining: you're going to a warmer place :-D
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:57
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Sorry to hear that man.

I would buy some AIRBORNE and take it every 4 hours. That stuff always helps me get rid of everything when I am sick.


I've been downing AIRBONE..great stuff! I just had a bowl of chicken noodle soup. I'm starting to feel a bit better so hopefully it's getting better and won't be too bad tomorrow.

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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 11:04
Two words: Wheat Grass

Go to a local juice place and get a double shot of wheat grass. Chase it with their best immune building drink.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 11:05
AIRBORNE :roll: ?? Caveat emptor, people.

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Makers of the herbal supplement Airborne have agreed to pay $23.3 million in a class-action lawsuit over false advertising.
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But it's also the one, Schardt says, that's been misleading consumers for 10 years. First, he says, Airbone entered the market claiming that its formula — a result of research by second-grade teacher Victoria Knight-McDowell — could ward off colds. Airborne later backed off, reworking its campaign to say the supplement "boosts your immune system."
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The problem, Schardt says, is that Airborne didn't have a single shred of evidence to back up either claim.


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87937907
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 11:23
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AIRBORNE :roll: ?? Caveat emptor, people.

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Makers of the herbal supplement Airborne have agreed to pay $23.3 million in a class-action lawsuit over false advertising.
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But it's also the one, Schardt says, that's been misleading consumers for 10 years. First, he says, Airbone entered the market claiming that its formula — a result of research by second-grade teacher Victoria Knight-McDowell — could ward off colds. Airborne later backed off, reworking its campaign to say the supplement "boosts your immune system."
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The problem, Schardt says, is that Airborne didn't have a single shred of evidence to back up either claim.


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87937907


Hmm, interesting. Well, it's loaded full of vitamins so it can't hurt! I like Emergen-C as well.
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 11:27
Regardless of their slogan/campaign... it has made me feel better many times and I still stand by it. Vitamin C kick
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Re: Nightmare Situation [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 11:46
I bet they get this a lot this time of year. Don't worry, take your time. Don't be afraid to cough or sneeze, as long as you are prepared for it (armed with Hankey and all). Make sure you don't sniffle, but take a moment to gently blow your nose.

Apologize and explain your way out of it and still keep your composure. That will show your professionalism.

goodluck!
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