Monday, September 7, 2009
the common cold
Did you know the common cold can last up to 12 days? I may of mentioned that my kids were sick a few days ago. Although they still have some lingering symptoms, (a slight runny nose in one and the occasional cough in the other) they are feeling much better. However, now I have a full on cold which I can't seem to kick. It has been more than a week and I still feel terrible. So I check out Web md to see what the normal duration is and it is a week to twelve days. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/default.htm Can you believe it? Well on Wednesday everyone is in school so I can visit the doctor if I still feel like this. Apparently, (also according to web md) I could also have several complications including bronchitis because of my asthma and sinusitis. Isn't it interesting, that although all this information is available on the Internet with only a few clicks, the descriptions are vague or overlap enough that you still need to go to the doctor besides the fact that they have all the really good drugs. Well at least it isn't the flu although from the nasty looks I get in public, you can see that fears of swine flu are alive and well in my neighborhood.