Can You Get Sick Again

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
January 25, 2008 6:04am CST
I just got over being sick with a nasty cold a couple of weeks ago and my hubby caught it. So now Im feeling sick again and I didnt think I could catch it. So do you know if its possible? Everyone I talk to has had this so I guess its going around. But geez I dont want it again.LOL (sigh)
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
Trouble is once you have caught a cold or flu, your immune system is fighting to get rid of it so naturally once it has gone your immune system is very low so you can easily pick up a secondary infection or your body is not strong enough to fight the symptoms off, especially if they are other peoples! I hope you get better soon, lots of hot toddys to sweat it out, for some reason I don't get colds and flus that easily and yet my parents do get a lot of colds and coughs! Maybe my immune system is working well. Mind you I do go to saunas a lot which sweat out the germs. I'm going next Saturday care to join me? LOL!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Oh sure I would love to go to the saunas!LOL I never get colds but this year I am. I guess Im making up for all the colds I didnt get.LOL Its now the next day and my throat is still so sore. All I want is hot soup and tea. Thanks for the invation. see you soon!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 08
Did I not tell you to take care Could you not have wrapped yourself in Cotton Wool I don't know Seriously though that is what has been happening here to People just seem to get it again and again I suppose I have not got it because of my Injection and I certainly do not want it on top of all else or Gissi will move out I think lol Sweetie get better please Love you Use the Hot water Bottle
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
What are we going to do with her eh??? Maybe I could loan her my big wolf's coat, it's very furry and warm!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
Yes Wolfie I think you need and then maybe she will not get sick anymore I hope you won't get sick or do you have a spare one? Ok Sweetie I am of to bed now see you tomorrow Goodnight and big Hugs xxxxx
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Hi gabs I did use my hot water bottle last night it helped to get to sleep.LOL I still have the sore throat this morning. I cant get to a doctor till monday. Love you.
• United States
25 Jan 08
Yes you can and I hope you're not getting sick again....buy some of that Zinc stuff, can't remember the name of it, but it suppose to help stop a cold before it starts. I heard it does work. You will never get the same cold twice as your body makes antibodies against it, but there are many different types of virus bugs, and although it might seem like the same cold, it's not.........take care hon.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I think you can get zinc lozenges called Cold-Ease...that's supposed to help
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks pye Im going to try them.
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well, if you had a cold and then hubby caught it, I don't think you can re catch it. But if you had a cold and now hubby has the flu, then you can catch his flu. Colds are viruses and once you have it, you can't have it again. But if it is the flu, then you can catch it.Everyone is different. Can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu for you? If so, ask yourself is it a cold or the flu? In any case, I hope you and hubby feel better real soon.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I really dont know all I know is Im sick again.LOL
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• United States
27 Jan 08
Well, I hope you feel better real soon.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Sorry to hear you're feeling crappy again....I'm still not in top form either... I just finished the antibiotics I had gotten for my bug...and I STILL don't feel one-hundred percent...IT SUCKS!! :(
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Hi pye Im so sick again and now Im crying!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I'm so sorry, really Terry...wish I could come over and just give you a hug..(((hugs)))) Think it's time for the chicken soup again
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I think you can get sick again - it hasn't happened to me but it does happen to my son. He had bronchitis a month ago and now has it again and is almost getting over it so I say you can get it again - hope you feel better Terry!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks maddysmommy I definetly have it again. I just woke up from a nap Im sooooo sick again.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
25 Jan 08
awwwwwwwwwwwww no! time for some hot soup or ummm something nice and warm. hope you get better soon Terry :)
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• United States
25 Jan 08
yes you do. if your body is always stressed there's always a possibility to get sick. make some relaxation if you have time and drink lots of juices, eat fruits and take vitamin C so that your body will have the fighting spirit for sickness.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Well I have been under alot of stress lately.
• United States
25 Jan 08
have a break try to relax. just sit and relax.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I am not sure if you can get it again, I didn't think you could get colds again, it hought your body built up immunities to it, but when i was taking my daughter to the ER one night, the doc there said that we could pass the flu back and forth and to be careful about kissing and hand washing. That's the flu, but its possible its the same for colds. . I also wanna say i FEEL YOUR PAIN TERRYZ!! I have the cold too, and so does my daughter and hubby. So We all know what your going through.. COME ON SUMMER and get here!! We are ready to give up this cold and colds! hehe. Hope you feel better soon!!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I know Sissygrl I really hate having a cold. Its the worst. My system must be worn down so Im going to try some zinc and some tonic. I dont want to be sick again!
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
OMG i'm one of those people!! I read too fast and i thought you said you DID get sick again. lol. mental note - take time reading.
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan 08
you wont if you got a strong resistance ..if your taking some vitamins then maybe you wont be sick again...
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Yes I know vanites and thanks for sharing.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Oh absolutely! when the kids or I get sick we end up just passing it around like a hot potato unfortunately...My husband is the only one who seldom gets sick from us because he stays away LOL Best bet IMO when someone is getting sick in your house is to keep a distance, take vitamins and make sure you do things like wash your hands frequently etc etc...
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 08
This is the first time in my life Ive caught the same thing. I really think my immune system is low.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Jan 08
Sadly, I would think that you would be more likely to catch it again. I do not know how long it takes to fully recover from a cold. But, I would imagine that your body would need some time before it is attacked again. I do not think that you have had enough time for that. Next time, don't be shy, send hubby to his mother's. Only a mother can love her big ol' baby when he has a cold. Just joking, LOL.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Oh Rozie I just woke up from a nap and I feel so sick again.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Jan 08
as far as i know it is not possible to catch the same bug twice but you can catch a different one straight away blessed be
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Oh great well Ive got something again.
• United States
25 Jan 08
Oh yeah you can get sick again. But the virus is probably different. So many common cold and flu like virus produce the same symptoms. When we live in close proximity to each other as when happens with families we can't help but share the wealth of illnesses. I have grand children who love passing on to Nana all of their nasties. As nurse I know the best defense for me to stay well is washing my hands,and stay out of the line of fire of coughs and sneezes.All of which I do. But when you have a baby running a fever we can not help but touch and kiss that loved one... Sigh.... now if there was someone to stop the world when Nana gets sick.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks for that information and I was really carefull about washing my hands all the time. I think I must have been run down.
• United States
25 Jan 08
Yes, you can get sick again. We've passed colds around like that in our house before. And it's crazy because before my son was born my husband never got sick. Now anytime we get sick then hubby gets it too.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Well now Ive got a cold again.(sigh)
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Yep it is possible to catch a cold or virus again. Your resistance is probably not what it should be which makes it easy to get sick again. A virus can hang on to a doorknob or anything that is touched by the sick person. The secret is handwashing. Washing the hands won't prevent everyone from getting sick but will help. Recent study was done on money and the findings proved that a virus can stay on a paper bill for 3 days. Another thing to think about is a grocery cart. How many adults and kids are sick and push or hold the cart? There are so many ways to pick something up especially if you've been sick and passed it to your husband. Wintertime is not easy! Hope you feel better soon, carolbee
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thanks carolbee I feel like crap. And its my hubbys fault!LOL
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
25 Jan 08
If you are rundown, you could be catching something else. Once you get your system compromised then it becomes easier to catch anything else running around.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Hi ElicBxn I think my system must be worn down. Not fair!
@Sharon38 (1915)
• Jamaica
25 Jan 08
I would advise you to get a tonic to help build your system. I use Ferrol and my duaghtr loves the taste of it. She has a cold now but I dont. So I will be buying one tomorrow for her. It is really good and seeing that I spend so much energy I need to rebuild my system too and it is really good for that and fights the cold very quickly.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Hi Sharon I will look for it in the stores. Thanks for the advise.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
26 Jan 08
i THINK THE POSSIBILITY IS THERE STILL TO GET THE COLD. IT HAPPENED TO ME ALSO. I GOT COLD, GOT IT CURED IN FEW DAYS. aFTER that i again caught cold and iy was even bad.I am not making you scary but it is so.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
26 Jan 08
Well subha I caught the cold again. And not happy about it.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Don't you know ppl always share in the family, illnesses included. lol I'll never forget one year b4 our daughter was even conceived when I got sick for 3wks. straight. I finally got better only for hubby to get sick. We kept passing it back and forth for 3 months. ughh!! Now I start popping Advil Cold and Sinus whenever my throat starts hurting or I start feeling yucky.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
25 Jan 08
I don't know if you can or not. It's never happened to me.