A head full of snot at altitude
May 16, 2012 6:38 PM Subscribe
In two days I will be taking a series of flights to travel from Australia to Europe for a very much needed month long break. Unfortunately I have a bad cold, secondary infections in my throat and sinuses and generally feel like crap. Given that 27 hours of travel time is not likely to be kind to me, how can I avoid turning up in Edinburgh in even worse shape?
posted by deadwax to health & fitness (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm doing all I can to get better, resting, fluids etc but I'm very badly run down and exhausted, a holiday should help with that if getting to it doesn't kill me first.
I'm open to any suggestions. Last time I flew with a cold I ended up with two ear infections, I'd rather that didn't happen this time. I'll take decongestants, sedatives, herbs - whatever. I am taking antibiotics for the secondary infections, they haven't started working yet.
I don't generally sleep well/at all while sitting up unless I take drugs of some kind.
Bonus points given for ideas that won't disgust those around me on the plane.