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Help! Sickness bug prevention!

(14 Posts)
SecretlycrushingonTomHanks Thu 16-Jun-16 22:50:43

So DH (who never gets ill) has had a horrible sickness and diarrhoea bug today. Anybody got any suggestions as to what I can do to prevent me and DD's from catching it

SecretlycrushingonTomHanks Thu 16-Jun-16 22:52:18

Argh posted too soon! Supposed to be prevent us from catching it other than the things I've already done. Staying out his way, constant hand washing and bleaching everything he's touched? I'm worried this will be a bad one as it would take a lot to bring this man down!

PurpleDaisies Thu 16-Jun-16 22:53:20

Wash your hands a lot and don't share towels.

Good luck!

PurpleDaisies Thu 16-Jun-16 22:54:03

Cross posted with you-it sounds like you're doing everything right. smile

CopperPot Thu 16-Jun-16 22:55:08

Move out until he's better? grin

pinkchampagne1 Thu 16-Jun-16 22:57:50

Lots of hand washing and bleach bathroom etc after DH has used it. Be sure to wipe door handles, toilet flush, even things like remote control that he may have touched.

pinkchampagne1 Thu 16-Jun-16 22:59:23

I often choose to sleep in the spare room when my DH has a bug too!

WellErrr Thu 16-Jun-16 23:03:32

Hand washing, bleach everything, and anti sickness meds like Phenergan will help.

Fingers crossed for you!

PurpleDaisies Thu 16-Jun-16 23:09:19

Don't take phenergan as a preventative measure against getting ill-that's not at all what it's for.

WellErrr Thu 16-Jun-16 23:13:55

No I mean if you get it - it should take the edge off. DD and DH had a sickness bug a few weeks ago - I took phenerganwhen I started feeling ill and I just got the shits. I'm emetophobic though.

WellErrr Thu 16-Jun-16 23:14:43

Re read my first post - Phenergan might help if you get it - will not help STOP you getting it.


PurpleDaisies Thu 16-Jun-16 23:23:24

Unless you have really horrible nausea I wouldn't recommend phenergan-it often makes people very drowsy which if you're looking after (possibly sick) children isn't a great idea. wellerr I can understand why you'd have taken it as an emetophobic, but generally if it's just a standard d and v bug it's probably better to avoid it.

SecretlycrushingonTomHanks Fri 17-Jun-16 07:19:42

Thank you everyone! Have thought of most of these but it never occurred to me about towels. runs off to incinerate bathroom hand towel. Hopefully we'll all be ok!

thedevilinside Sat 18-Jun-16 00:04:14

My tip, don't touch your face at all while the bug is in the house, quite hard to do, but if you have severe emetophobia like me, you'll do anything it takes

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