This from an RN on Twitter, seems like sound advice. Don’t know that I need it, but you never know and I will be seventy-six next week—albeit with no underlying illnesses:
“Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time (Erm, not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in 350 mg tablets, Ibuprofen (Advil) in 200 mg tablets, Mucinex, Robitussin or DayQuil/NyQuil, whatever your cough medicine of choice is.”
And for self-treatment advice:
“For symptom management, use the meds I mentioned. For a fever over 101, alternate Tylenol and Advil so you’re taking a dose of one or the other every 3 hours. Use both cough suppressants and expectorants (most cough meds have both). Drink a ton, hydrate hydrate. Rest lots.”
No ER visit unless none of this works.
Via SmashingTeaCups on Twitter