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so we got it. we are doing everything we are supposed to do. been taking alot of vitamins and eating alot of chicken soup. we also eat one clove of garlic a day because I heard that boosts the immune system.

you guys got any other ideas for remedies?
 

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@Chic Rustler How are you and yours doing today Bro?
I'm over it. the wife is over it. the kids seem fine. the wife has served her time and is going back to work. I retested and passed but my job wants me to wait the full 2 weeks. we are keeping the kids home until after new years day just to he safe.
 

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well so far there hasn't been a while lot of coughing or anything like that. I been taking a lot of vitamins and trying to eat healthy. yesterday i slept til 4pm, stayed up till 10 and went back to bed. feeling pretty good today.

my symptoms have been more cold like. sinus issues, swollen tonsils, ear pressure, sore throat, and stomach issues. because of this I started taking amoxicillin last night. I know it doesn't do anything for covid, but its always worked for these issues in the past.

I think I'm over the hump now and I'm thinking on getting retested on Friday if I feel well.
 

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Advice from a Respiratory Therapist about COVID

Just in case you get the virus and develop symptoms, here’s some good advice from a respiratory therapist to help stay out of the hospital and recover quickly.

CORONA Common Sense

Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I'm gonna share some common-sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion.

1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don't let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, not ibuprophen or advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever.

2. The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regularly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don't do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors

3. You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dilation and help loosen the phlegm. Force yourself to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion.

4. Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up.

5. Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating.

6. Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don't it becomes easy to develop pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That's breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if you’re blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level.

7. Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well.

8. If your still dying go to ER.

I've been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.
 

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I keep a gallon sized container full of DIY pancake/waffle mix. I use 6 grain flour, white flour and lots of finely milled corn meal. It's a great option when bread products are low. You can also use that mix as a great base for a quick bread (banana bread and the like) by adding eggs and extra sugar. Just note the ratio of baking powder/soda in your base mix, and adjust accordingly for your quick bread.
 

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Make your own electrolytes, 1 teaspoon salt to 5 teaspoons sugar, stir in a glass of water until dissolved. Sip on it.


I've made my own in the summers before when I was close to heat stroke. pour a quarter size pile of salt in my hand, lick it and slam 2 bottles of water. it will bring you back from exhaustion quickly.
 

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well so far we have made it without alot from the store. a friend did bring a couple gallons of milk to us today but other than that I think we can make it another week. the wife doesn't agree.


we have all sorts of things to cook with...all kinds of baking supplies. I bet the wife could drag out the old cook book and whip up a cake from scratch. maybe even make the icing. kids don't have to have cereal every morning. there's eggs, lots of corn meal so we could have corn bread and milk. or even rice with butter and sugar for breakfast. (I guess there's a difference in the raising, I grew up poor) anyway there's always something to eat here, just needs cooked. I bet we could make it a couple months if we had to. I'm kind of excited about it. the best way to hone skills is to just try it!
 
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