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Ill (again) any immune boosting advice!

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Paintyourbox Thu 10-Jan-13 12:25:21

In the past 3 weeks I have had: norovirus, an infected wisdom tooth, flu and now gastroenteritis.

I can't seem to shake it off, I have lost half a stone as I can't eat properly and having only just gone back to work I am off sick already.

Does anyone have any magical immune boosting advice? I eat well, take vitamins daily, probiotic drinks, regular exercise and try to rest as much as I can but nothing seems to work.

It's properly getting me down...

Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 14:05:50

I think the only thing that worked for me was quite obsessive hand washing.....and avoiding people!

I stopped kissing others as a greeting (I don't live in the UK), became slightly nurotic about door knobs and not putting myhands near my face.

But it did seem to give me the illness break I needed so my body could sort itself ut again.

I even squirted my possessions that came into contact with the outside world with this spray called ZeroGermi. I resisted the temptation to spray people in my vicinity.

But it took a lot of will power, cos they were the virus/bug/germ factories that kept making me ill, by spreading their lurgies around !!!

I think prevention is probably your best bet love.

Paintyourbox Thu 10-Jan-13 14:27:55

I had a feeling that was the case. I think this latest bout came from babysitting a friends DD (so friend could go to bed as she was ill with D and V). I really wanted to help her out as she was on her own and needed the rest but of course her DD started throwing up while she was with me so prob not surprising I got it.

Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 14:38:02

Euuug, kid's lurgies are the worst!

I slather myself in that alchol hand stuff each and everytime I go and teach in the pre school.

I will never forget the misery of DS's first fewmyears, he brough EVERYTHING into the home and then we got it. But worse.

We have something here called Fermenti Lattici, they are basically squillions of friendly bacteria in a little flacon (taste horrible if you don't remember to say not the honey flavoured ones) that you kncok back everyday for a week or so.

I have no idea if they actually work or if it is a load of bollocks, but if your digestive system is the bit that is currently underattack something like that might help.

While you are buying that, ask the chemist for a box of facemasks and disposable glove for the next time you babysit a sick kid. Never forget, they are Germ Factories That Are Out To Share The Joy.

It's a good job they are cute.grin

I hope this passes quickly and you get a better run of germ freeness. One after another really knocks the stuffing out of you.

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