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Going to work with the flu

Do I really need to stay home with the flu? [more inside]
posted by odawg on Jan 23, 2013 - 32 answers

How risky is poor food handling?

What are the odds of actually getting sick from poor food handling at home? How can I convince family members their food hygiene is at worst deadly, at best simply gross. Let me know if I'm overreacting here please. [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Jan 19, 2013 - 33 answers

What can I do about a sick person who insists on coming to work?

My clearly ill coworker refuses to go home. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 - 58 answers

So Sick of Being Sick

Any thoughts on whether this is viral/something you've heard of going around, or whether it might be time to find a new doctor soon? [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Jan 8, 2013 - 32 answers

Is my space heater making me sick or am I just unlucky this year?

I know YANMD, but I am wondering if anyone has been told to cease using a space heater due to chronic pharyngitis or similar illnesses? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Jan 2, 2013 - 13 answers

OH GOD STAY AWAY

Housemate has strep throat. How can I avoid contracting it? [more inside]
posted by apip on Jan 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Feelings are stupid.

How do you take care of a sick significant other without feeling resentful? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 26, 2012 - 41 answers

Stretches in bed?

What are the best stretches I can do or device I can buy in order to stretch while I'm bed ridden for a week? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Dec 6, 2012 - 6 answers

I went down to St. James Infirmary...

I'm sick Metafilter. I'm in a bad way and I want your advice. I have a nasty case of the flu. I visited my doctor yesterday morning, and she diagnosed me with the flu, though the nasal swab test she gave me was negative for Flu A and Flu B. At the time I thought I was getting better, but now I think I've taken a turn for the worse. I'm contemplating going to the emergency room, and I'd like your advice on how I should decide whether or not to go, when to go, if I should bring someone with me, and anything else I should ask or do. I know you're not my doctor. I'm going to visit my doctor's sick call hours first thing in the morning if I don't go to the ER. That's in about 11 hours. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Nov 28, 2012 - 36 answers

How do I stop getting sick on tour?

How do I stop getting sick on tour? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 23, 2012 - 25 answers

Recent nicknames: Sickie, Boogernose

This cold is making me crazy. Help me feel better! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 17, 2012 - 23 answers

Sick Kitty

Can you help me figure out what caused my cat to have an allergic reaction? [more inside]
posted by galvanized unicorn on Oct 10, 2012 - 10 answers

In sickness and in health

What are your expectations for your boyfriend/girlfriend caring for you when you get sick with a cold? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Oct 2, 2012 - 49 answers

Sick of getting sick!

How can I stop getting sick? I teach High School and am constantly run down. I eat healthy, go to bed ridiculously early to get up early, exercise, and wash hands as often as possible (and have wipes in classroom) but it is pretty much impossible to stay healthy in a non-healthy atmosphere. [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Sep 29, 2012 - 30 answers

I heard that you were feeling ill ...

I have a cold/flu thing. What can I do to speed my recovery as much as possible? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Skinny people die

I have been overweight all my life, as has all of my family. I have noticed that as we age, get sick, and eventually die, between the sick and die part they get skinny! So each time I lose weight and look at myself I look like a cancer patient waiting to die and I gain it back. I've talked to a counselor who did a lot of hmmm and mmms which was too expensive to repeat. Any ideas how to fix my psyche and eventually fix my physique?
posted by msleann on Aug 24, 2012 - 14 answers

sick of being sick, how to keep my chin up?

I'm sick and depressed and I don't know how to stop it [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Jul 20, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I bolster my terrible immune system?

How can I bolster my terrible immune system? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on May 28, 2012 - 26 answers

How to feel better when I can't see a doctor yet?

I have some sort of cold or other infection and cannot afford to miss classes or assignments this week. How can I alleviate the symptoms (or feel less miserable, at least) until I'm able to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Apr 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Food for an uncooking sickie

I'm struggling with heath issues that make it hard to eat. I can only seem to keep a few things down. I need ideas of food that fit these specifics and super simple directions on how to make them as I'm awful at cooking and don't have the energy to do it. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Apr 28, 2012 - 36 answers

My new shelter cats have some problems

We adopted two 6 month old kitten brothers from the Humane Society three weeks ago. In that time, we've treated them for colds and diarrhea (worms), which involved pills, powders and liquid given to them via syringe. Now we're treating them for some sort of skin problem that the vet had noticed symptoms of when we first took them in two weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Apr 1, 2012 - 22 answers

Can't Stop Gagging

I cannot stop gagging.. Help! [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Feb 29, 2012 - 24 answers

Heading off the worst of a flu?

My young son probably has the flu, which could strike any day now. Dumb question, but is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 19, 2012 - 10 answers

What can I do about this constant sinus discomfort?

You are not my doctor, but I won't be able to see him for a few weeks and you might have some helpful sinus-related advice and tips that could really help me out. Long and slightly gross details inside. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 14, 2012 - 20 answers

What are these red bumps in the back of my throat?

Red bumps in the back of my throat. And yet I'm not sick. What is it? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Feb 13, 2012 - 2 answers

I'm in a lot of pain and want to know why.

About two years ago I started having various health issues, and since then, it's all gone downhill. It's also become clear that I need to switch doctors, so I'm asking you, Metafilter, to help me prepare for the new doctor. What's wrong with me? You are obviously not my doctor! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 35 answers

What is this sudden asthma?

YANMD, but what should I do about my sudden onset allergies? At least I think it's allergies; otherwise my asthma just got really bad. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Need the money, don't want to be fired.

Should my company be allowed to dock me, as a salaried employee, for the 4 hours I took off today? How should I broach this subject? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Jan 11, 2012 - 26 answers

This tastes gross.

Coffee tastes weird: confirmation bias, or something else? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 3, 2012 - 24 answers

help me eat while I'm sick

Sick with an ongoing fatigue/pain issue and I can't cook for myself anymore. I need some help eating healthy still. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 31, 2011 - 28 answers

Not My Doctor Filter

Do I just have a lingering cold or could there be something else wrong with me? Also why are my tonsils gray? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Should I have my sick cat spayed?

I have a very sick recently adopted cat who has feline leukemia. She isn't expected to live more than a year or two. I need advice regarding an upcoming medical decision. [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Dec 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Paging Dr. House

What could I be doing that keeps getting me infected with fungal infections and infections in general? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Nov 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me relieve my boredom.

I'm sick and in bed and bored out of my gourd. Recommend guilty pleasure-type movies for me! Bonus points for government conspiracy / mysteries. [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Nov 5, 2011 - 41 answers

I've been sick forever

I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

Sick and Tired and don't want to lose my job. Help.

I’m sick, or overworked, or both, and need to come up with a plan to deal with it and not lose my job. My doctor hasn’t been able to find what’s wrong or help me get better. I love my work but it’s stressful, and getting worse as I get worse. I may need extended time off but not sure how to do it, or if that is even the best solution. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 - 23 answers

Death As It Truly Happens

What documentaries accurately depict the dying process? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Urgent care? ER?

Urgent care? ER? Where am I supposed to go? I don't have a doctor here (Fairfax County, VA). I'm clueless. I got the flu last weekend but am still experiencing symptoms, including a new one - a burning hot pain in the pit of my stomach. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Not quite le gripe?

Potential medical emergency filter - I need help translating the symptoms for dyssentery into French ASAP. (gross Medical TMI warning) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 15, 2011 - 11 answers

What's wrong with this leaf/tree?

Posting for a friend: Why is my tree sick? [photo] [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Aug 26, 2011 - 4 answers

I may be a dream-killer, even if it's better for our family

My husband is about to get offered his dream job, close to his family. I don't want him to take it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 42 answers

Hospital Visits Can Be Fun, Right?

My girlfriend is going to be spending the next week in hospital- nothing too serious, but definitely a little frightening!- and I want to spend a lot of time hanging out with her, looking after her and making a boring time a little bit fun. What are some things we can do to pass the long hours? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Aug 24, 2011 - 23 answers

which spa room fixtures help a cold

I'm feeling sick with a typical cold. Slight fever, sore throat, stuffed up nose. I have access to a private sauna, steam shower and hot tub. Given that I don't need to worry about exposing anyone else, would any of or combination of these help alleviate the symptoms?
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How sick is this puppy?

The most wonderful dog in the world, Wrigley, is acting out of sorts today, and has bad breath for the first time ever. How urgent is this? [more inside]
posted by terilou on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Sick before the bachelor party

In accordance with best man duties, I've planned an epic bachelor party that is scheduled for tomorrow. Unfortunately, I've been sick all week and even had to go to the ER last night with a 106F fever. It's now under control but I still feel like crap. Should I go or should I delegate organizational duties while I still have a little time? [more inside]
posted by photovox on Jun 17, 2011 - 29 answers

Thrrrrrrrrt!

So, my 4year old can;t blow her nose. Any amount of explaining how to blow your nose does not seem to help her, though TBH I am not sure I am doing a good job as is it's difficult to describe it more than "just blow out through your nose". Is this something that can be taught? When do people usually figure it out?
posted by Artw on Jun 10, 2011 - 39 answers

Why do all of my pets have stomach troubles?

Why are all of my pets sick all the time? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on May 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Ill enough to rest/not always sleepy

What can you do if you're ill enough to want to rest in bed, but not so ill you can just lie there?...I'm getting frustrated. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Apr 12, 2011 - 25 answers

dog acting scared/sick

What can I do about my dog who has been hiding under chairs and blankets shaking everyday for the last week. [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Apr 9, 2011 - 19 answers

What are these birds sick with?

Sick parakeets, low budgets, help! [more inside]
posted by MangyCarface on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

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