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    Tips to stay unsick.

    There's someone in my house who's very sick. Sitting there sneezing into the air, blowing his nose, and being as disgusting as he possibly can.

    I may or may not be riding this wednesday, but either way I really don't want to get sick.

    Right now, my 2 thoughts are I can suck on vitamin c tablets, and wash my hands constantly. But can't I breath in germs? Suggestions please. One's that don't include crystalized ginger.

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    Tape a plastic bag over your head.
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    Zinc, chromium, Airborne? There's always some magical elixir that's popular at the moment. I haven't been sick in 10-years and I attribute that to attitude and being in shape ("I don't believe in germs, go away"). Then again, coming from a 3rd-world country, I've had every childhood illness possible, so I've got a hefty immune system.

    I say stay far away from the nose-farter..
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    Ok. That's what I was thinking too. I'll cover my face while walking by and stay farrr away.

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    As you stated in first post.... WASH YOUR HANDS. A lot. Not like OCD washing, but keep them clean with thorough soap and water scrubings. And keep your hands out of your nose and mouth.

    As for remedy-of-the-moment.... ZICAM. It may be placebo and hype, but I mentally think I'm getting over a colder faster when I start taking that stuff at the first sign of a cold.

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    Zinc. boost your immune system.

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    The few times I was sick as a caregiver, and whenever anyone visited who was "questionable," I used Nexcare All Purpose masks. They're not cheap, but it was worth it to avoid having my husband get a head or chest cold, which could have required hospitalization. My step-son's wife is a pediatrician and recommended these as an effective barrier against air-bourne germs. They must work. He never got sick.

    Also, use something like Purell antiseptic hand sanitizer. Won't dry your hands out as much, and equally effective.

    Drink plenty of fluids, too, and stay physically active.

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    ZiCam or Airborne.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Wear a surgical mask.

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    Not anything you can do in a day, but eating right does a world of good. I am almost never sick since I started eating my vegetables and less bread. Not saying bread is bad - but it was for me.

    I am so healthy now it is digusting, I mean, how do you call in sick if you are always healthy? (and since I am the president - well, I can't lie to me now can I?)

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    Orange Juice. I am an OJ addict, and the only times that I have caught something have been when I have stopped drinking it for at least a week or so.

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    How bout Emergen-C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobrainer440
    Orange Juice. I am an OJ addict, and the only times that I have caught something have been when I have stopped drinking it for at least a week or so.
    /oranges. Too bad the price just doubled.

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    Ride in freezing temps without a shirt on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils
    Ride in freezing temps without a shirt on...
    But don't post pics. That will surely make someone sick. (j/k Jon)

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    I dont' feel sick yet, but I feel like going back to sleep. I always feel like that in the afternoon. Operation stay away from sick sneezing bahstid, is in full effect.

    I have to go to the dentist at 4:30. When I get home I'll be in a bad mood, then I'll go to sleep.

    oh, and thanks VV. You're a pal.

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    Eat stuff with a lot of garlic in it...raw garlic is better. Kombucha helps to boost your immune system. Take a lot of Zinc or Echinacea. Some foods such as dairy are more mucus forming than others. I would try to eat as healthy as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    ZiCam or Airborne.
    +1=p

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    Well....this thread is proof that opinions are like a$$holes. Everybody has one!
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    And some are bigger than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse
    /oranges. Too bad the price just doubled.
    Yeah, wtf is up with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    And some are bigger than others.
    More razzin' on my fat ass?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobrainer440
    Yeah, wtf is up with that?
    There was a freeze in Florida a week or so ago. Lost much of this year's crop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    There was a freeze in Florida a week or so ago. Lost much of this year's crop.
    Actually it was in California the freeze ruined the crop.

    It was said Florida would have to "pick up the slack".
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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