More and more people are getting sick

United States
October 20, 2012 11:33pm CST
I don't know if that is a truth, but base on what I heard, and talk to other people, more and more are getting sick. Especially they have this allergy or coughing problem. I was coughing for over 2 months. Although it was slightly better, I still cough from time to time. I went to see the doctor, and got some medications prescribed, but it seems not helping much. There were other people in my workplace, both my permanent job and part - time job, some people also has similar symptoms as I have. I just wonder, is that a new epidemic been spreading around? Because I never feel that bad before. I just want that doctor give me something stronger, and I can stop coughing for all at once.
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15 responses
@succeednow (1636)
• Singapore
23 Oct 12
Hi kingparker, Yes, the world is getting 'smaller' as bacteria nd germs are able to hitch a ride in planes, trains, buses or whatever transport availab;e nowadays. Hence the diseases carried by these creatures can be easily spread across the world like the case of SAR disease. Hope your case is nothing serious but I think you had better see another doctor and get a chest X-ray and some more examination to rule out the possibilities of anything serious.
@Mashnn (4503)
23 Oct 12
I think maybe it has to do with daily stressors or environmental pollution. Sometimes it can be due to lung infection. It is much better to consult a physician if the cough wont go away after a few days.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
22 Oct 12
Whether you smoke or not I think it is better for you to undergo X-ray to see if your lungs are still clear. If the problem is not in your lungs then it could be allergy. May I suggest you try the natural healing instead of taking synthetic medicines. Don't take strong medicine. Do you know about Raw honey and garlic extract solution. It is the best as far as coughing (of whatever cause) is concerned as far as my experiences is concerned. My brother who is a chain smoker suffered terrible chronic cough for months and only garlic and honey solution cured him. You may try this if you want. The steps of preparing the solution can be read there if you care to know: http://expertscolumn.com/content/most-effective-cough-remedy.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
22 Oct 12
Viruses keeps on mutating and that the medicine that we are taking before might not be effective today. So it is much better to strengthen our immune system and have a healthy diet. Here, during this season, colds and cough are easier to spread since the wind is blowing hard and the temperature is humid.
• China
22 Oct 12
I don't know where r u from, but in my country, it's getting colder day by day, sickness like coughing, running nose etc become more and more popular, I think u don't have to fret about that, just follow the doctor's instructions, keep an ordinary and healthy life style, u'll be fine in the very close tomorrow.
• United States
22 Oct 12
What do you suspect its small world with all endless diseases and virus's.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
21 Oct 12
Hi king I hope you feel better real soon,,,I myself have been feeling under the weather,,I understand from a few others that something is going around...I have felt like a cold have been coming om for about a week of so but no full blown cold, If I can just eat a little something and stay out of the bathroom,,,life would be better...LOL I did have my flu shot early so I am not thinking "flu".. Feel better,,,,,
• United States
21 Oct 12
Adrian has has a bad couch for a few months. it has gone with medication from the doctor and when he was running out it all came back. I know a lot of people that are sick from one thing or another and I only thank go that I am not of this list.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
21 Oct 12
Here in Mexico they are. With the change of weather from hot, hot to kinda cold. many are having the flu here.
• United States
21 Oct 12
You know I had a bad cold and then you could tell the cold was gone but yet I kept on coughing junk up. I just thought it was my sinus' draining into my throat. But after several months I started waking up in the middle of the night with coughing spells. I was given a breathing treatment for asthmatics and a rescue inhailer. I was told I has some bronchitus and I probably had allergies. The allergy pills helped with the drainage for a while but after a time didn't do anything at all. I was told to try another pill. But honestly as long as I can sleep thru the night and all I do is spit junk when I first get up I can deal with that. I don't want to be taking meds on a regular basis any sooner than necessary.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Due to too many pollutions around the world, people tend to get sick easily and fast.Unhealthy foods could also contribute of people getting sick.We really have to be careful enough to our health cause it is wealth.We better see a doctor if we feel something bad and odd to avoid it to get worsen.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 12
King, indeed nowadays i see a lot people living surrounding my area are either having flu or coughing. Even my child had been falls ill quite frequently. When i bring visit the nearby clinic, I discovered many people having almost the same sickness, either coughing, flu, or Fever. The weather keep on changing rapidly from hot to cold, makes people easy falls I'll. Like today, this morning my area is sunny. But since from 2 pm onwards, it had been raining until now.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
21 Oct 12
People nowadays tend to get more sickly. With the change in times comes also the change in our lifestyle and eating habits. Stress from over demanding jobs, for example, contribute to unhealthy lifestyle: lack of sleep, reliance to caffeine, etc.
@Jenith (1382)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
I heard about this but I forgot it's name. You need to have a second opinion from other doctors. You yourself knows that the cough that you felt right now is not just a normal cough. Get well soon.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
21 Oct 12
yes nowadays the disease are spreading very thick and fast like epdiemic and it makes more people get affected daily