Curious and need answers if you please

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-08-03 13:31:25 -0500
Started 2012-07-28 05:30:09 -0500

Having D is hard ok? But lets top that off when a person gets sick. Anything simple like a cold or sniffles is bad. Yet something like pneumonia or a staph infection is bad. So what kind of sick day plan do you have? Other than sleeping a lot, what do you do to help yourself heal? Are there certain foods that you eat to help you? Do you just do the chicken noodle, orange juice route or something similar?

Then I wonder what happens when you have D, pneumonia and a staph infection? Bad enough having two out of three, but all three? YIKES! So would appreciate any and all good advice for not getting it from the doctors other than to admit a patient to the hospital.

Thank you Hugs

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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-30 20:08:53 -0500 Report

I make sure to get my flu and pneumonia shots on time. When sick, I still take my insulin and other meds on time and drink lots of fluids, but not oj as it will send my bg sky high, and if I can, eat very small meals. Take an immune support you mix in water.

Sorry, but I would have to see dr for the staph and pneumonia, I had walking pneumonia 2yrs ago and was put on very strong antibiotic after chess x-ray. I doubt I could heal myself on my own with those two and wouldn't risk it or other's:)

TsalagiLenape 2012-08-01 01:42:15 -0500 Report

Well I am on meds for both issues. Drinking lots of fluids just not oj. Plenty of rest. Just a ten minute walk to the store tires me. Ugh! Hugs

pixsidust 2012-07-29 21:56:35 -0500 Report

A staph infection is life threatening and contagious. Highly contagious. Touch a counter top after someone with staph did even if it looks clean
and you can catch it. Clorox is the only thing that kills it. I would have to go to the hospital.

OJ while near and dear to me spikes my blood sugar something awful
and does not provide near enough vitamin C to be worth it. I grew up next door to a world renown doctor who had doctors from other countries train under him. He gave his family a minimum of 3000 mg of vitamin C a day when they were sick.Its a water soluble vitamin and you will urinate what you do not need

I take Walgreen's Wal-Born Probiotic Effervescent tablets 3X daily when I feel myself getting sick. It includes ingredients that aid your immune system in a combination much greater than just vitamins. It has, high levels of Vitamin C, Zinc, Echinacea and even L-lysine which is good for preventing cold sores. Put it in 8-10 oz of Ice cold water and its very palatable.

I have sat right next to someone with contagious Strep throat at work and not caught it drinking this, several times daily. Once or twice daily when you are getting sick just will not do. Walgreens has Buy One Get One Free Sales on these often so then the price is brought down to $2.50 a box.

TsalagiLenape 2012-07-30 08:19:15 -0500 Report

Oic ok will see where the local Wal-greens is. Have follow up appointment today. Been sleeping a ton other than eating and facility visits, that is it. I had mainly lemonade, gatorade and chicken corn chowder. Still feel like crud. Hugs

Wound Lady
Wound Lady 2012-08-01 11:50:03 -0500 Report

When you are sick do you take vitiman C? When I feel sick I dose up on Vit C by taking 500mg tabs twice a day. Vit C goes through your sytem daily so you need enough to help for a few days. The Probiotic Effervescent Tabs x3 daily is good. It has high levels of vit C, zinc,Echinacea. I'm a user of plain old vit. C. Its cheap and does the job. Hope you feel better. A stap. infection can be stopped with antiobitcs. Good luck and safe healing. There are tons of Pnuemonia in the hospital right now.

Type1Lou 2012-07-29 17:07:56 -0500 Report

I would avoid the OJ because it normally raises BG levels. A body fighting infection requires more insulin to maintain good BG levels. If you were taking insulin, I'd advise, that while you are sick, you need to take more of it but…I don't think you take insulin. So, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking low/no carb fluids (water and broth come to mind) and being really careful of the carb content of the foods eaten. (My hospitalization in 2010 made me realize that hospital meals were heavily carb-loaded…you think they would get with the program!)

Juan M.
Juan M. 2012-07-29 13:26:23 -0500 Report

What would seem to work for me, staying true to all medication & diet for the Diabetes, the correct prescribed antibiotic for the staph. Echinacea for the pneumonia.

The echinacea works with the body to increase the immune system, the antibiotic will be told to the doctor from the lab sample (had to have been one in order to know the infection was staph).

Let me make it clear that I'm not a doctor and would definitely follow their orders, I only gave my opinion.

I most definitely wish you well!