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One percent

Aussie flu

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Don't bother with the doctors.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

How to treat flu yourself

To help you get better more quickly:

  • rest and sleep
  • keep warm
  • take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
  • drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration (your pee should be light yellow or clear)
     

    See your GP if:

  • your symptoms don't improve after 7 days
  • you're worried about your child's symptoms
  • you're 65 or over
  • you're pregnant
  • you have a long-term medical condition – for example, diabetes or a heart, lung, kidney or neurological disease
  • you have a weakened immune system – for example, because of chemotherapy or HIV

Get her bottled drinks so she can have liquids at hand. Lucozade - in the days before it became a chav essential - was the ticket, sugary orange drink ideal for making you feel special whilst you were poorly.
 

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21 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

Don't bother with the doctors.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

How to treat flu yourself

To help you get better more quickly:

  • rest and sleep
  • keep warm
  • take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
  • drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration (your pee should be light yellow or clear)
     

    See your GP if:

  • your symptoms don't improve after 7 days
  • you're worried about your child's symptoms
  • you're 65 or over
  • you're pregnant
  • you have a long-term medical condition – for example, diabetes or a heart, lung, kidney or neurological disease
  • you have a weakened immune system – for example, because of chemotherapy or HIV

Get her bottled drinks so she can have liquids at hand. Lucozade - in the days before it became a chav essential - was the ticket, sugary orange drink ideal for making you feel special whilst you were poorly.
 

And stay off any bloody train I'm on! :)

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I have had it since new years eve ,just getting over it now ,the first two days were realy bad (not like any other flu i have had before) i could barley get out of bed every joint in my body was on fire  from that point on it was high temp and real bad night sweats  ,luckily i had prescription strength cocodamol that sorted the pain 

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18 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

I have had it since new years eve ,just getting over it now ,the first two days were realy bad (not like any other flu i have had before) i could barley get out of bed every joint in my body was on fire  from that point on it was high temp and real bad night sweats  ,luckily i had prescription strength cocodamol that sorted the pain 

Cheers.  sounds similar.  She was in tears this morning because of the pain - not like her at all.  I've come home from work and am now working from home posting on dosbods from home so that I can look after her.  Looking a bit better and she is taking cocodamol and paracetemol from the chemist

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35 minutes ago, One percent said:

Cheers.  sounds similar.  She was in tears this morning because of the pain - not like her at all.  I've come home from work and am now working from home posting on dosbods from home so that I can look after her.  Looking a bit better and she is taking cocodamol and paracetemol from the chemist

The first 48 hrs was the bad part then it started to tapper off ...loads of liquids is a must 

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Regular warm drinks - either some lemsip type drink every 4 - 6 hours so that you are getting paracetamol. But we really need not to get de-hydrated so that is at least a glass of liquid every hour without fail. Every half hour if you can cope. Stay away from milk.

Squeeze lemons or lime into cups of warm water is a good thing to do. I swear by soluble 100mg vitamin C tablets, preferably with zinc, taken frequently. Tesco sell these with zinc cheaply and 3 for 2.

If you have Vitamin D3 in the house take a meg dose - some of the Vitamin D doctors swear that mega doses of Vitamin D3 can stop 'flu in its tracks or lessen it if taken soon enough. I believe them.

Honey and lemon juice in warm water is a proven cough suppresant but you need to take it every half an hour or so.

Sucking on a garlic clove for 20 or 30 minutes is known to have anti bacterial affects and can do wonders for a sore throat / cough. But alot of people find that they cannot do it, especially if they accidentally bite into the garlic and it stings the mouth/throat. Warming the clove in a hote oven for 10 minutes can take the sting out of it. The garlic contains known anti-bacterial enzymes.

Massage the sinuses around either side of the nose, the bridge of the nose and above/below the eyebrows. You want to keep the fluid in there moving and down out of the head.

Hot baths - get your head underneath hot warm so that you warm up the body and head and then in a warm bed.

 

 

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She probably has no appetite but there is a lot to be said for getting a proper hot curry.

One of the bizarrest things that you will hear about all of this is the cold sock hot sock treatment.

http://www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/coldsock.htm

Or the fever treatment.

http://www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/fevertherapy.htm

 

If none of the above work then shoot her.

Edited by The Masked Tulip

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6 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

She probably has no appetite but there is a lot to be said for getting a proper hot curry.

One of the bizarrest things that you will hear about all of this is the cold sock hot sock treatment.

http://www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/coldsock.htm

Or the fear treatment.

http://www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/fevertherapy.htm

 

If none of the above work then shoot her.

Cheers TMT.  Sound interesting... have you tried these?

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1 minute ago, One percent said:

Cheers TMT.  Sound interesting... have you tried these?

 

Yep.

I frequently use the hot bath technique - only just used it this morning as I am fighting off something at the moment and, well, I feel much better now than than I did at around 10AM this morning. There is something about immersing yourself in hot water - important to get the head under the water for as long as you can - which definitely warms the head. I think it aids in getting the gunk in all the sinus spaces, etc, flowing.

As for the sock technique - not tried it for a long, long time. But I did do it when younger and it works as bizarre as it sounds. I only remembered it recently. It is all about getting the immune system pumping. Hence why I also suggested a proper hot curry as the peppers / spices are proven to kick-start the immune system.

For hundreds of years, probably much longer, a known technique for a fever was to warm the person in some kind of linen or cotton cold sheet and then wrap them further in a woolen blanket. It was know as a kill or cure treatment for fever - mentioned in quite a few historical books and works of fiction. It basically gets the entire body pumping but, doing it to the entire body, could be a huge shock to the system. Sounds like it was later refined to a sock treatment which, I suspect, achieves the same goals without the risk.

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15 minutes ago, Economic Exile said:

Hope your daughter feels better soon @One percent

Also hope that all dosbodders manage to avoid the aussie flu which seems to be a nasty strain.

Cheers EE. She is through the worse I think. She won't be going to work until at least next week. 

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"Aussie flu"? Sounds like a euphemism for an std. Hope she feels better soon.

Have had a couple of peeps hit by the norovirus at work during hols...really looking forward to that one :(

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I was having my usual humbuggy Christmas when popping out to retrieve the bin, I was invited to neighbours for a drink... thus mingling with people and children! Next day I had succumbed. Don't know if it was the Aussie variety but I was out of action and laid up for over a week over New Year. Cough to begin with, then sniffles. Aches, no appetite. Sleep patterns took a bit of a bit. Not nice, but I soldiered on! Don't usually visit doctor's if I can help it.

It does astonish me that some people think nothing of popping down to A&E with colds and flu. Suppose it's what you get with a 'free' service. Not so much a crisis as selfishness?

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17 minutes ago, Alonso Quijano said:

I was having my usual humbuggy Christmas when popping out to retrieve the bin, I was invited to neighbours for a drink... thus mingling with people and children! Next day I had succumbed. Don't know if it was the Aussie variety but I was out of action and laid up for over a week over New Year. Cough to begin with, then sniffles. Aches, no appetite. Sleep patterns took a bit of a bit. Not nice, but I soldiered on! Don't usually visit doctor's if I can help it.

It does astonish me that some people think nothing of popping down to A&E with colds and flu. Suppose it's what you get with a 'free' service. Not so much a crisis as selfishness?

 

Glad you are feeling better.

I began coughing about 2 hours ago and just began sneezing. Been aching for a few days and have had hardly slept in a week. I am hoping it is just some cold virus.

Yep, stupidity and selfishness are a huge problem for the NHS. I have not been near my docs but I recall a few years back, during that flu scare, the surgery putting up a sign on the door telling people not to enter the surgery and to go home if they suspected that they had flu. Then to ring the surgery - which they should have done in the first place.

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27 minutes ago, Mihnjeeta said:

"Aussie flu"? Sounds like a euphemism for an std. Hope she feels better soon.

Have had a couple of peeps hit by the norovirus at work during hols...really looking forward to that one :(

Judging by the Aussies I've met it sounds more like a euphemism for a hangover.

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Any man who even jokingly entertains the notion that there is something called 'manflu' is a cuck with no balls.

(first time I have ever used the word cuck)

Edited by Panther

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7 minutes ago, Panther said:

Any man who even jokingly entertains the notion that there is something called 'manflu' is a cuck with no balls.

(first time I have ever used the word cuck)

 

I was in Home Bargains on the weekend and saw a couple looking at a tiny bottle of something called 'manflu' - the woman was holding it and insisting that her bloke bought it. It didn't even look big enough for a shot.

I interrupted and had a rant about how pathetic it was, how it was insulting that a product was call manflu and that vitaminc c would be cheaper and better. The chap loved this but his woman went off in a strop.

Job done.

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10 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

Glad you are feeling better.

I began coughing about 2 hours ago and just began sneezing. Been aching for a few days and have had hardly slept in a week. I am hoping it is just some cold virus.

Yep, stupidity and selfishness are a huge problem for the NHS. I have not been near my docs but I recall a few years back, during that flu scare, the surgery putting up a sign on the door telling people not to enter the surgery and to go home if they suspected that they had flu. Then to ring the surgery - which they should have done in the first place.

I've been feeling run down for a few days. Falling asleep on sofa at 9pm, too tired to even walk the dog round the block. Pain/tenderness around/under left edge of ribs (stomach area according to the child's squidgy anatomy model on the shelf). Feeling very weak but able to function reasonably ok.

Do I have Aussie Flu?

Or is the pain due to the wife's elbows when I snore? (she's to the left of me while sleeping)

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1 hour ago, the gardener said:

I've been feeling run down for a few days. Falling asleep on sofa at 9pm, too tired to even walk the dog round the block. Pain/tenderness around/under left edge of ribs (stomach area according to the child's squidgy anatomy model on the shelf). Feeling very weak but able to function reasonably ok.

Do I have Aussie Flu?

Or is the pain due to the wife's elbows when I snore? (she's to the left of me while sleeping)

 

I think she is drugging you and having her wicked way with you whilst you sleep. Would you consider her to be a selfish person? I suggest you wear a #metoo t-shirt.

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