Question by TheOrange Evil: Can you help me not get sick?
My fiance (whom I live with) has had a cold for about five days. For about three days my throat has been hurting a little on and off. In addition to the sore throat, I’ve been getting sinus-related headaches and some minor sniffles.

My symptoms haven’t progressed (no body aches, no general sick feeling), which leads me to believe that I just have a case of bad allergies. The problem is that I have never had a sore throat from allergies. I only get sore throats when I’m sick. In fact, sore throats are my most reliable warning sign of impending illness.

I suppose this could be the first time, but I’ve been living with bad allergies for nearly sixteen years and no sore throats yet.

Is it possible that my body has been fighting off a cold for three days? If so, is there anything I can do to prevent it from taking over? I’m in a wedding on Friday, so I need to be healthy! I’ve been taking vitamin-C and Zicam (not sure if it’s hocuspocus or what).

Please help me. Thank you!
By the way, when I get sick, I am out of commission for over a week – usually two weeks. I’m not the kind of person who can go to work when I get a cold. Also, my colds come on very quickly. If I wake up with a sore throat, I will be fully sick by the end of the day. So, my symptoms completely break with all my experience and I’m not sure what to think.

Best answer:

Answer by xoxodolphin
sounds like you have a weaker immune system. I encourage you to try building it up with vitamins, washing hands regularly(even after a sneeze). If you find you’re still getting sick toal to your doctor about it.
Odd as this may sound, garlic is a natural germ fighter.

Good luck!

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