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PostSubject: Has anyone else got the bug?   Thu May 01, 2008 10:37 pm

I was sitting working away yesterday afternoon when suddenly without warning got the shivers and felt a pair of raw throbbing marbles inside my throat. Working from home today with burning eyes and pounding head Embarassed (nice comfy sofa though)

Everyone on Morning Ireland seemed to have it today from the sound effects, and at least one client was coughing down the phone at me today.

Has anyone else got the bug?
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Thu May 01, 2008 10:51 pm

I'm sorry to hear that, cactus flower. Here's a hot drink and some Strepsils. That should put your throat back in order.



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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Thu May 01, 2008 10:53 pm

Thanks Ard Taoiseach. I'm sure that will do the trick.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Thu May 01, 2008 10:57 pm

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Thanks Ard Taoiseach. I'm sure that will do the trick.

You're welcome. I'll be thinking of you.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Thu May 01, 2008 11:47 pm

When we started up this place I had vicious tonsillitis remember? I do. I gargled warm salty water and after a few days the throat infection was cleared. I took no drugs at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Thu May 01, 2008 11:52 pm

Auditor #9 wrote:
When we started up this place I had vicious tonsillitis remember? I do. I gargled warm salty water and after a few days the throat infection was cleared. I took no drugs at all.

Honey is also recommended. Untouched by boiling water it is a great natural antiseptic. If you're not fond of the salt, honey could be another option.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:17 am

Will try salt first and then honey.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:37 am

Get well soon Cactus.

No bother here. Fingers crossed.

My health policy :

Sleep soundly
Drink Tuborg
Eat lots of apples
Wash hands regularly during the day with hot water. (The big one imo)
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:39 am

Aye - getting over it now, but it was pretty vile. First sign was a wave of gloom on Friday, and after that I was like Neil out of the Young Ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:39 am

My Mum is sick in bed. But she probably picked it up from a patient. Maybe she passed it to me and I passed it to you over the interweb...
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:42 am

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My Mum is sick in bed. But she probably picked it up from a patient. Maybe she passed it to me and I passed it to you over the interweb...

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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 12:42 am

johnfás wrote:
My Mum is sick in bed. But she probably picked it up from a patient. Maybe she passed it to me and I passed it to you over the interweb...

We should have an isolation ward here...
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 4:24 pm

My assistant is very sniffly today. Might have to sent for the vet and rifle soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 7:01 pm

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My assistant is very sniffly today. Might have to sent for the vet and rifle soon.

Nope, just slip slow-release cyanide into their coffee half an hour before lunch. Leave the café to tidy up.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 7:21 pm

Nice touch A-T!

Have a good socialist weekend cyber-people.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Fri May 02, 2008 7:23 pm

Zhou_Enlai wrote:
Nice touch A-T!

Well...I have experience of these things. Corpses are just too much back-pain, you know?

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Have a good socialist weekend cyber-people.

You too. It would indeed be appropriate to have a socialist weekend waht with yesterday being International Labour Day and all.

However, I'll be back to my neo-liberalism by Monday! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Sat May 03, 2008 12:51 am

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Aye - getting over it now, but it was pretty vile. First sign was a wave of gloom on Friday, and after that I was like Neil out of the Young Ones.

All that I knew
Was the hole in my shoe
Which was letting in water...

My niece has it - which explains why she wouldn't sleep on her back last night but insisted on taking up position on my shoulder and icking all over my jumper. Poor thing.

Hope you're all feeling better.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Sat May 03, 2008 12:57 am

Kate P wrote:
ibis wrote:
Aye - getting over it now, but it was pretty vile. First sign was a wave of gloom on Friday, and after that I was like Neil out of the Young Ones.

All that I knew
Was the hole in my shoe
Which was letting in water...

My niece has it - which explains why she wouldn't sleep on her back last night but insisted on taking up position on my shoulder and icking all over my jumper. Poor thing.

Hope you're all feeling better.

I've got the stomach bug now. Small children are little plague vectors.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Sat May 03, 2008 1:01 am

Not feeling too bad apart from the fiery marbles in throat.
And am probably contributing towards global warming.

Sorry to hear about your stomach, Ibis.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Sat May 03, 2008 1:04 am

ibis wrote:
Kate P wrote:
ibis wrote:
Aye - getting over it now, but it was pretty vile. First sign was a wave of gloom on Friday, and after that I was like Neil out of the Young Ones.

All that I knew
Was the hole in my shoe
Which was letting in water...

My niece has it - which explains why she wouldn't sleep on her back last night but insisted on taking up position on my shoulder and icking all over my jumper. Poor thing.

Hope you're all feeling better.

I've got the stomach bug now. Small children are little plague vectors.

Nephew last night was complaining of sore and sick tummy too... oh dear. The omens are not good.

Take care ibis...
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Sat May 03, 2008 1:06 am

Parents galavanting off leaving sick kiddies with poor aunty... what is society coming to.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:07 am

Eczema seems to have hit me like a bolt from the blue.

First signs a couple of months ago and it's gotten progressively worse, it's on my legs; the backs of my knees particularly.

The desire to scratch is overwhelming and scratching makes it much, much worse (though it provides a certain masochistic comfort). I've never before been tempted to deliberately and repeatedly hurt myself but this is relentless, painful and more debilitating than I could have ever thought.

It doesn't look particularly obvious, except in places where I've scratched it badly.

Nobody in my family has it, I never had it as a child and now I do. Doctor diagnosed it a while back and recommended hydrocortisone which I'm not keen to use. Has anyone any experience of this? And has anyone any experience of an effective natural remedy?

There are particular food triggers - milk (which I only have in hot chocolate), eggs (which I love and am sorry to cut out), peanuts (which I almost never eat), soya (never eat - bad, bad stuff), wheat (I rarely eat bread or cakes, but happy for that to go and be replaced with oats) and fish (eat about once a week). Caffeine is an irritant - but I don't drink coffee and have cut out Coke which I used to keep me awake (following cactus' suggestion for keeping it in the car if driving alone and tired) and alcohol which I also don't drink.

The other irritants, like fur, food additives (I don't eat processed food) and shampoos (I use one that has wholly natural ingredients) are irrelevant and I'm at a loss to understand where it came from. But at the moment it's five am and I'd cheerfully cut both my legs off.

Aqueous cream is good for moisturising but it doesn't ease the itch.

Any ideas or inspiration would be gratefully appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:10 pm

I have Eczema but I must not have had any symptoms of it in about a year at this stage. Best thing to stop the itch is a Hydrocortisone cream which is a form of mild steroid and anti inflammatory. Daktacort would be the most common branded hydrocortisone cream in Irish pharmacies.

I think you can get it over the counter but ask in your pharmacy.
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:14 pm

Thanks johnfás. I have a prescription for a hydrocortisone cream but really, really would like to keep it as a last resort - a last resort that's looking ever more necessary of late. If there was a natural way of coping with it, I'd rather try that first, but I'm not sure how realistic it is...
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PostSubject: Re: Has anyone else got the bug?   Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:37 pm

Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Zhou_Enlai wrote:
Nice touch A-T!

Well...I have experience of these things. Corpses are just too much back-pain, you know?

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Have a good socialist weekend cyber-people.

You too. It would indeed be appropriate to have a socialist weekend waht with yesterday being International Labour Day and all.

However, I'll be back to my neo-liberalism by Monday! Smile

Drop it, Ard! It's a dead creed! Very Happy
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