My folks were sick for weeks with this. We’re hoping that this is a less … severe strain, but we’ll see.
In any case, things are looking awfully dicy for the health status of the Kearney household. Here’s hoping that most of us don’t end up with it.
Of course we can just head down to town and get medication to help with the symptoms, and medical care if need be.
But what if we couldn’t head down? Maybe we’re snowed in, or maybe there’s some social problem that prevents us from leaving the house.
Well, the usual remedies are important. Plenty of water, plenty of rest.
Taking Vitamin C and either fresh garlic or garlic extract in pill form helps.
Ibuprofen or tylenol will help with aches and pains and fever.
If vomiting is an issue (or the other end, for that matter) then either use an over the counter electrolyte solution, or make your own … 1 quart water, 8 Tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt. Heat the water, dissolve salt/sugar, cool, and drink.
You’ll note that there’s lots of stuff up there that you might want to have squirreled away for a plaguey day. So take this opportunity to look at your medical preps and make sure you can deal with the little things. After all, they’re the most likely to impact you.
Besides, if you’ve got everything you need at home, who cares if you can’t leave?