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Old 03-08-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I went to urgent care I do have impetigo. I am on Valtrex and amoxicillin plus Mupirocin ointment. I took the horse pills already. I have had cold sores before but never this bad where it's turned into impetigo. I made it there just before they closed early. As of right now we have a snow storm and about 5 inches of snow with more coming.
Wow, bummer! Get well soon.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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"Food poisoning" is a lay term. It lumps together anything that can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20356230

"Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is illness caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms including bacteria, viruses and parasites or their toxins are the most common causes of food poisoning."

"Stomach flu" is a misnomer and the term should be abandoned.

Influenza kills more than foodborne illnesses do, 12,000 to 56,000 people per year.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/burden.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/...estimates.html

"CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases."
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Old 03-09-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Wow, bummer! Get well soon.
Now that it's healing it's crusty and hurts to eat but I am trying. There is one spot in the corner of my mouth which is preventing me from opening my mouth to eat. I can only open it a little bit.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Now that it's healing it's crusty and hurts to eat but I am trying. There is one spot in the corner of my mouth which is preventing me from opening my mouth to eat. I can only open it a little bit.
Hang in there!

Now I have it (gastroenteritis). We were up in the Colorado mountains for a ski trip, and I had lox and bagel for breakfast yesterday. I'm thinking it was the raw salmon, but who knows? Feeling better now, but I have to clean up my mess.
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Sorry, one of my pet peeves. We've had a tough flu season, it doesn't need to be made any worse with people conflating stomach issues with influenza. If you didn't want advice, you shouldn't have posted. I did not suggest you go to the doctor.
Everyone in my family has always called it ‘stomach virus’. I never have understood why some people call it ‘stomach flu’.

The last one I had was about six years ago, and I threw up so hard I almost passed out on the bathroom floor. I remember lying on the cold floor and seeing the ceiling spinning.
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