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Old 04-05-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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as far as my house I cant find any. Crawl space is sealed with dehumidifer and checked and it is dry, no mold. Also this thing hit us VERY suddenly no build up at all.
I agree that it's not mold. DD went in for a well child visit to doctor last Wednesday. We took ALL the precautions to avoid sick kids. I realize now I did not see the doctor or nurse wash their hands. That evening DD was feeling really low and that night she woke up all congested and coughing. Next day hubby got it, then son, and then me.

Took DD to the doctor today because it was getting better but came back. They wouldn't even give her a cough syrup so she can sleep. They said for her to use her inhaler which hasn't been helping. Plus her lungs were clear which means her inhaler isn't going to help! ARGH. The doctor did not take this very seriously at all. And said she could go to school with this!!! WHAT? Health professionals recommending coughing kids go to school so the other kids get sick too? That is just nuts.

I went to see my doc today and they gave me a cough syrup to help me sleep, at least. I understand why they don't prescribe antibiotics and I support that. But I'm still ticked that our Ped did not give dd a cough syrup so she can sleep at night. How is she going to get over this if she doesn't get sleep? They recommended a vaporizer, which is just a huge breeding ground for mold and germs!!! argh!
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Am getting over it too. Now on Bactrim, big gun antibiotic. Second one, cause the first one didn't work. Bad cough at night, and very achey, very feverish feeling but no fever. Sleeping 10 or more hours a night. Very bad sore throat, deep in the throat. I am into my 3rd week and getting better with the Bactrim. Sneezing alot. A cold with allergies is what I think it is. We are having a very bad allergy season in AZ.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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I wonder if the antibiotics are doing any good. For me they might be making me worse as I think they are giving me heart palpitations. I think the doctors are not telling people how easily this spreads....easier than the flu.

Kids are being sent tot school with this and people coming to work with it. That virus listed does seem like a good dscription of the sysmtoms (moving around the body). Son was fine for about a week (no fever only daytime cough), yesterday got a fever and now wife feels bad again... It sounds like noone is getting fully better in under a month.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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I think the doctors are not telling people how easily this spreads....easier than the flu.
They probably know it would just be a waste of breath. I hardly ever see anyone wash their hands. People at a buffet coughing, hacking, and sneezing all over the place. Heck, a buddy was eating at Golden Corral and saw a mom and son dipping their food in the "chocolate waterfall", taking a bite, and re-dipping it!! People are nasty.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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One of the things I ask before I leave the doctor is if it is contaigous or not. Just about everything here is contaigous but they said that since it is coming and going that it is hard to know when you are not contaigous.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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If viral, antibiotics are of no use unless a bacterial infection creeps in.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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I agree that it's not mold. DD went in for a well child visit to doctor last Wednesday. We took ALL the precautions to avoid sick kids. I realize now I did not see the doctor or nurse wash their hands. That evening DD was feeling really low and that night she woke up all congested and coughing. Next day hubby got it, then son, and then me.

Took DD to the doctor today because it was getting better but came back. They wouldn't even give her a cough syrup so she can sleep. They said for her to use her inhaler which hasn't been helping. Plus her lungs were clear which means her inhaler isn't going to help! ARGH. The doctor did not take this very seriously at all. And said she could go to school with this!!! WHAT? Health professionals recommending coughing kids go to school so the other kids get sick too? That is just nuts.

I went to see my doc today and they gave me a cough syrup to help me sleep, at least. I understand why they don't prescribe antibiotics and I support that. But I'm still ticked that our Ped did not give dd a cough syrup so she can sleep at night. How is she going to get over this if she doesn't get sleep? They recommended a vaporizer, which is just a huge breeding ground for mold and germs!!! argh!
If she has asthma she shouldn't be using cough syrup, it can impede her breathing. . If anything, she could probably use a low does of Vicodin to keep her from coughing...and that's usually a last resort. Run a cool mist humidifier...that may help. Also, coughing doesn't always = contagious. If she doesn't have a fever, she may feel terrible, but she should be okay to go to school. If you don't see a doctor or nurse wash their hands, don't be afraid to ask them to wash them. Yuck!

One another note...My allergies have been worse this year than ever in my life. I've been living on Zyrtec and that's barely touched my respiratory distress. I've been coughing like crazy and have had to use my inhaler multiple times a day. Congestion from allergies can lead to a ton of other things. It's a breeding ground for bacteria and can lead to sinus, throat, and ear infections. I'm not sure what's going around, but if you suffer from allergies (even if you don't normally) they can certainly contribute to you feeling like crud. I hope everyone is feeling better soon...especially the little ones!
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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I think it originated with allergies and I think it may be mold allergy. I am in MN and the almost exact same symptoms hit me hard 2 weeks ago as the ground thawed. This year's thaw is way earlier than normal. One night I slept with the window open and WHAM...I was crushed with clogged sinus, aching body, and super sore throat. I still have sore throat 12 days later. It felt flu like for the 1st week, yet no fever. The people I work with don't believe it can be allergies, but I am 90 some % sure it is.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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I want to thank everyone who posted on this thread. I had "the crud" about 4 weeks ago and woke up with it again this morning.

It is obvious to me, I re-caught it from reading this thread.

I hope y'all are happy with yourselves.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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I am finally better as is the rest of the house minus what seems to be an allerg cough. 3-4 weeks for all of us. I wonder if the cases will decline once we arrive to a true summer temp range which might point to allergies. good luck to all and dont ruc to antibiotics unless the doc is 100% sure they are needed. just try to keep your immune system up.
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