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AmandaD

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Okay. Someone help me figure this out.

Early last week both my husband and son had diarrhea. My son definitely had a bug where he was vomiting Sat, Sun and then Monday had bad diarrhea.

Now, for the past couple of days I've had watery D (no gluten ingestion I can think of).

I assume this would be the same bug, wouldn't you?


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Positive endoscopy 9/05

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Amanda,

Yea, I would assume that you caught the virus.

PS--There are no stupid questions around here! Feel better :)


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Sounds like that nasty flu.

The only stupid questions are the ones that are not asked.


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Thanks.

My family is like a petrie dish. I have 3 kids and two dogs.

I'm constantly touching poo :o).


Amanda

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Doing well with "Sprue"

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Thanks.

My family is like a petrie dish. I have 3 kids and two dogs.

I'm constantly touching poo :o).

Sounds like the bug... better stock up on Lysol :lol:


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A lot of people don't seem to realize that most communicable illnesses are spread via hand contact, NOT through coughing/sneezing/etc. Things like doorknobs, faucets, food containers, counter tops, and so forth are among the most common means. Never allow a sick individual to fetch their own food items. In doing so they will easily contaminate the handle to the fridge, any food/drink containers they touch, the kitchen sick, cabinet doors, etc. When you stop to think about it, as cold/flu victims cough and sneeze, they will often go and get a glass of water or juice, but how many of them think to washing their hands after coughing into them? We cover our mouths as a courtesy to others, then with a handful of germs we reach for the orange juice! After all, we need to quiet that cough and get our extra vitamin C, right?!

Don't forget computer mice/keyboards too, as well as the telephone. Take your average phone off the hook and have a good look at the earpiece. You'll typically find those little holes are filled with brown icky stuff from being in contact with human ears. The rest of the area is likely filthy as well, but we think nothing of answering it month after month, never giving it a few swipes with household cleaner. Can you say ear infection?

Simple tip: Don't share a bag of snacks directly. Instead, pour it into separate bowls.


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A lot of people don't seem to realize that most communicable illnesses are spread via hand contact, NOT through coughing/sneezing/etc. Things like doorknobs, faucets, food containers, counter tops, and so forth are among the most common means. Never allow a sick individual to fetch their own food items. In doing so they will easily contaminate the handle to the fridge, any food/drink containers they touch, the kitchen sick, cabinet doors, etc. When you stop to think about it, as cold/flu victims cough and sneeze, they will often go and get a glass of water or juice, but how many of them think to washing their hands after coughing into them? We cover our mouths as a courtesy to others, then with a handful of germs we reach for the orange juice! After all, we need to quiet that cough and get our extra vitamin C, right?!

Don't forget computer mice/keyboards too, as well as the telephone. Take your average phone off the hook and have a good look at the earpiece. You'll typically find those little holes are filled with brown icky stuff from being in contact with human ears. The rest of the area is likely filthy as well, but we think nothing of answering it month after month, never giving it a few swipes with household cleaner. Can you say ear infection?

Simple tip: Don't share a bag of snacks directly. Instead, pour it into separate bowls.

Weird thing - I've always wiped the phones down in the house. My little obsession.

Last week when Dawson was sick I was washing puke sheets, bathing him, etc. I can't imagine that I didn't come in contact with that virus somehow.


Amanda

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Positive endoscopy 9/05

Doing well with "Sprue"

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A lot of people don't seem to realize that most communicable illnesses are spread via hand contact, NOT through coughing/sneezing/etc. Things like doorknobs, faucets, food containers, counter tops, and so forth are among the most common means. Never allow a sick individual to fetch their own food items. In doing so they will easily contaminate the handle to the fridge, any food/drink containers they touch, the kitchen sick, cabinet doors, etc. When you stop to think about it, as cold/flu victims cough and sneeze, they will often go and get a glass of water or juice, but how many of them think to washing their hands after coughing into them? We cover our mouths as a courtesy to others, then with a handful of germs we reach for the orange juice! After all, we need to quiet that cough and get our extra vitamin C, right?!

Don't forget computer mice/keyboards too, as well as the telephone. Take your average phone off the hook and have a good look at the earpiece. You'll typically find those little holes are filled with brown icky stuff from being in contact with human ears. The rest of the area is likely filthy as well, but we think nothing of answering it month after month, never giving it a few swipes with household cleaner. Can you say ear infection?

Simple tip: Don't share a bag of snacks directly. Instead, pour it into separate bowls.

Please don't tell my husband this! He already acts like a baby when he's sick. If he knew this, he would expect to be waited on hand and foot constantly! I don't mind taking care of him when he really is sick, but he enjoys being waited on so much, he would probably become a hypochondriac just to get more! :lol:


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Please don't tell my husband this! He already acts like a baby when he's sick. If he knew this, he would expect to be waited on hand and foot constantly! I don't mind taking care of him when he really is sick, but he enjoys being waited on so much, he would probably become a hypochondriac just to get more! :lol:

The sick ARE supposed to be waited on.

You see, it's not for the sake of the sick person, but rather for the rest of you! The sick are being quarantined to protect you. Perhaps an extreme example would be a leper. These individuals are isolated for the good of the rest of us. In the case of more ordinary illness like a flu bug, we can tend to the needs of the sick while they stay out of our way, so we don't catch what they have. Close proximity is avoided not so they aren't effected by us well people, but so we aren't effected by them.

Somehow the concept seems to have been reversed in our culture. We think the ill person is being overly demanding if they ask for a drink when they can physically walk to get it themselves. We should be thinking: "hey, keep your germs to yourself and stay out of our clean kitchen. We don't want your illness".

As a result of the twisted logic, viruses spread like wildfire. People take a cold remedy for the symptoms, and off to work/school they go - passing it to many others in the process. That doesn't help the company at all. A handful of workers out sick at any given time is far better than half or more of the workers all at once.

Weird thing - I've always wiped the phones down in the house. My little obsession.

That's a good habit, not a bad obsession at all. You are in the vast minority too. Take a good look at office phones, or those at your friend's homes (perhaps you've already noticed). You may wonder how they continue using them without nary a thought.


A spherical meteorite 10 km in diameter traveling at 20 km/s has the kinetic energy equal to the calories in 550,000,000,000,000,000 Twinkies.

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