Illness

United States
January 9, 2009 3:17pm CST
I don't know about you , but it is that time of the year to be sick. And I have been lucky since I quit work I have avoided many colds and flus, but not this year. My two year old got a little head cold and it hit me like a sack of bricks. I was out. Head congestion the works. Then I got a double ear infection and ruptured one ear drum. Let me tell you ear infections hurt. Bad. Still recovering I feel for all the kids who get ear infections because there is nothing you can do. I have never experienced one before and hope I never have to. The pressure is unbearable. Anyone else sick or have to take care of anyone this winter season?
2 responses
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
a lot of nasty stuff has been going around here in my area too. i have also been fairly fortunate that i havent gotten sick too much yet (yet being the operative word in the sentance!) but i did get a flu shot in the fall, but i am not sure if that helps any or not?
• United States
9 Jan 09
I have never gotten a flu shot. And normally get lucky, but not this year. Well, just take care of your self. Wash your hands and keep hand sanitizer handy. LOL.
@chulce (1540)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I personally, have fought off the flu already twice this season. When I start to feel it coming on, I reach for Airborne. I am sure you have heard of it. I can say it really works well, I was amazed. When I tried it, however, I actually bought a store brand of it, I didn't buy the original, I saved about $7.00 doing it that way. On the side of ear infections, I had one about 10 years ago, I know what you mean about feeling for the little ones, they aren't comfortable at all. If I have a head cold and I feel pressure near or around my ears, I reach for the hair dryer. I sit for about 5-10 minutes blowing warm air into my ears, it seems to help calm things down a bit. Then I grab a warm compress for the back of my neck and for my nose. The moisture helps to loosen up the mucus and gets it to drain. This will help you keep from building up bacteria in your sinus cavities, which can cause an ear infection. Glad you are feeling better, good luck.