Pig Flu - The Japanese Version

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Postby Lady Vetinari » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:51 pm

I had the swine flu jab so I should never get it!
My little cousin had it - but she's fine now. Some other people I know had it too.
Hope you don't get it :( ... Honest! :)
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:02 pm

According to my nurse/student, within 3 years everyone in the world will have had Piggy flu to some extent. :shock:

I don't take any medicine if I can help it, and certainly don't do preventative stuff like flu jabs etc. Usually I'm not ill. *touches wood* But I'd rather catch Piggy flu now when it's relatively easy to treat than for example next year, when the virus might have mutated.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:07 pm

Preventing Swine Flu

The portals of entry for the germs are the nostrils, eyes, and mouth.

In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps, not fully highlighted in most official communications, can be practiced:-


1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat or bathe).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt).

H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3. above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla – an Indian gooseberry - and other citrus fruits).

If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can.

Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.



I would personally add to that list - always wash your hands thoroughly after using public transport, or shopping. Money is Filth Central.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:59 pm

just take some oinksip max ,pooh and you will be fine :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:04 pm

chris.ph wrote:just take some oinksip max ,pooh and you will be fine :lol:


What's oinksip max, me old vagina?
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:29 am

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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:57 am

:lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:34 am

And of course, if you come out in rashers, call a hambulance.
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Postby Kladivo » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:20 am

Yes, but if you call the NHS' helpline all you going to hear is crackling.
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:01 am

hope u dont get it pooh.

My dad says that it mutating could be good. There are two paths it could take. It could become really horrible, or it could become like normal flu.

where the hell did you get that tony? :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:17 pm

Ponder Stibbons wrote:
where the hell did you get that tony? :lol:
I Googled it. :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:08 pm

ive got it on my laptop but havent photobucketed it yet so thanks tony for sticking it on
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:55 pm

Good news - Pesky 1's right as rain now :D

Bad news - Wife's temperature has just rocketed :(

Looks like I'm housebound for another week :(
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:04 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Good news - Pesky 1's right as rain now :D

Bad news - Wife's temperature has just rocketed :(

Looks like I'm housebound for another week :(
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Postby chris.ph » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:49 pm

who is going to make your dinner now pooh :shock:
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