How to deal with a bad cold on vacation abroad
October 5, 2006 1:33 AM Subscribe
I'm doomed. Doomed! Coming down with a bad cold and going on vacation tomorrow. How to avoid spoiling things for everyone?
posted by unmusic to health & fitness (29 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My girl chum and I are flying to Spain tomorrow for a chilled week in her parents' posh timeshare apartment. We booked this as a "reward" for ourselves for working so hard this year. So very much looking forward to it.
Meanwhile, I am coming down with my boyfriend's cold. A comment from him about me going on vacation without him? Maybe. But he has had body aches, blocked nose, sore throat, thick head, the lot (but no fever), for about 4 days now. And I'm starting to feel coldy myself...
I should add that I'm one of those people who gets a cold if someone sneezes in the next town, and I normally get them *bad*. Also, I have asthma.
1) There's lots of anti-cold advice on AskMe, but do you know of anything about warding off a cold at the beginning, or lessening the effects/duration of a cold? I can live with feeling crappy over the weekend, then entering into the spirit of things come Monday...
2) Any advice on handling a cold abroad/on the move? I live in the UK, flying to Spain, then driving to the mountains to stay.
3) How to NOT spoil the vacation for my girl chum, who is one of those amazingly considerate, "have-the-shirt-off-my-back-to-my-own-detriment" people. But she's equally stressed and very deserving of a vacation where she doesn't have to run round a sick person...
4) Oh yeah, and any tips on enjoying my vacation through a steenkeeng cold?