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cold or flu?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

This might be a stupid question, but I'd really like to know: my 3 yr old DD has been battling a cough, runny nose, and tummy ache, for about 2 days, and I'm wondering if it's a flu or a cold. if you could tell me some telltale symptoms that distinguish a flu from a cold that would be great. Thanks in advance!:joyXOX

post #2 of 18
Does she have any muscle aches?
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post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

It doesn't mention tummy aches or vomiting. 

post #5 of 18
Rnra - that is a cool chart. Thanks for sharing that!
Maragrace- maybe you should just take her tithe ped to make sure she is okay and to put your mind at ease.
post #6 of 18
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Rnra - that is a cool chart. Thanks for sharing that!
Maragrace- maybe you should just take her tithe ped to make sure she is okay and to put your mind at ease.


Actually she woke up this morning and said she felt all better! YAAAY!! thanks for all your help everybody.

XOX:joy

post #7 of 18
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She woke up this morning and threw-up! WAAAAAH!! I had just forgotten about the flu/cold. Any more suggestions?

post #8 of 18
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She woke up this morning and threw-up! WAAAAAH!! I had just forgotten about the flu/cold. Any more suggestions?


Oh, maragrace I so feel for you, and your DD. have you tried SpagoMed Echi gold?

Hope she feels better soon!

post #9 of 18

We have something like this in this house at the  moment, though we are probably 5000 miles away. Adenovirus. First cold/flu symptoms, than stomach bug symptoms. 

 

My DH went through the vomit phase yesterday, my son is in the middle of it right now. I hope it'll pass me. Lord, pleeeease! 

 

Good luck!

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Naturemama23 View Post
 


Oh, maragrace I so feel for you, and your DD. have you tried SpagoMed Echi gold?

Hope she feels better soon!


Thanks, I will definitely try it. actually I will try anything! I'm at the end of my rope! how much more vomit stench can my nose take with out falling off?!?

post #11 of 18
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O.K. this is getting insane! now I have a terrible flu! and so does my DD! HELP!!!!!

post #12 of 18
Have either of you been seen by a doctor? If it's been two months and you're still sick with flu-like symptoms, it's probably time for professional medical advice.
post #13 of 18
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Alright, I've been avoiding it. rnra, I have an appointment for today.

post #14 of 18
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

okay, now that I've gotten that out of the system, here's what happened: the doc looked at Tina and said she just had a bad flu and an miniscule ear infection so she prescribed some antibiotics. them she looked at me and suggested an ultrasound. while I wondered what the heck was going on she said... I'M PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mommy?

post #15 of 18
*Gasp* Surprise! I hope all goes well. That's quite the shock!

A few years ago one of my neighbors asked me to watch her 4 kids for an hour or so while she made a quick trip to the doctor. She'd been feeling like she had a bad cold/flu for several weeks and was going on a much-anticipated cruise soon, so she wanted to see if anything could be done to get her feeling better before the cruise.

She didn't come back for almost eight hours. I was worried that she'd been admitted to the hospital or something. When she did come back she said that she was pregnant unexpectedly. The additional time had been her trying to calm down before coming back to the kids. At the time she was on oral birth control AND her partner had a recent vasectomy (although he hadn't received the "all clear" yet).

Best wishes!
post #16 of 18

Congrats, maragrace!!!! that's kind of like what happened to me: I felt sick all the time and was gaining a lot of weight, so I went to the doc and she said I was preggo!! and 3 months at that! how far along are you? when are you due?

post #17 of 18
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The weird thing is... I'm a single mom! I don't have a partner, a boyfriend or even just a "guy friend", so I don't know how I could be pregnant! any ideas???

post #18 of 18
Are you saying you haven't had sex with a man in the last 3-4 months?
The only other options are artificial insemination or some sort of assisted reproduction technique, but I'm guessing you'd remember if you had done one of those.
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