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#1 of 3 Old 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
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My two kids and husband are all sick.  Kids got sick first.  My 5 year old came down with high fever runny nose and cough.  Then my 7 year old came down with something similar accept she also vomited a few times.  Now my husband has a cough, body aches and fever.  We hardly ever get sick so this is freaking me out a little.  I keep reading that high doses of vitamin c may help. I am curious if there is a specific kind people are referring to?  Also what doses do I give for  kids and adults?  I am also wondering if I should give extra vitamin d?  My husband takes 5000iu a day and my kids usually get about 2000Iu. Would more help?  Thanks for any replies.  I am praying that I Will not be next!

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i always up my vitamin c intake and my holistic doctor recommended occicilium, which is homeopathic and works very well for the whole family.

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I always double vitamin C and D intake when sick. We dont do the really high doses of sodium ascorbate. I have it in case of serious illness, but I havent felt the need to use it. Maybe for something like whooping cough I would. We just do lots of fluids and lots of rest, and we dont use fever reducing medication. The body is amazing. 

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