For those who know me, you know I’m most OC about getting viruses from people. I’ve done some (relatively) extreme things — like stopped kissing relatives or buying weird things for virus-prevention. However, what happens if that persistent virus gets through? What do I do after that?
Here are some of my OC habits when a disease strikes:
1. Consult with Dr. Google. I want to read up first on the symptoms of the disease especially since you can only get so much from a text conversation with your pedia. My favorite sites are WebMD and Babycenter. I’m a very good diagnostician, if I say so myself (A Dr. House in the making! I should have stuck out my waitlist in Bio in UP). I diagnosed my first daughter’s roseola and HFMD before we got to the pedia. I also diagnosed my own appendicitis in 1995!
2. Only bring the child to the pedia if they are not themselves or the fever (38 up) has persisted for 3 days. Earlier than that, the pedia won’t be able to diagnose anything either. The pedia’s assistant will also schedule you with other sick kids so your child may get infected with some other virus while there.
3. Drink lots of water (Aquasana of course). Filtered water in glass bottles, not plastic, bottled mineral water or distilled water because the kind of water you drink really affects the way your body functions or fights off disease.
4. Follow the right dosage of medicine according to instructions. Depending on the dosage, we use a timer to alarm on the exact times. Unilab has a good library of meds which show dosage, indications, etc. in case you threw out the flyer that came with your meds.
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