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Other Winter illnesses.

(9 Posts)
felice Wed 11-Mar-20 13:19:43

I was just discussing with a friend yesterday wether there are less colds and flu around this winter.
We wondered if all the hand washing and keeping a distance from people was having any effect at all.
Also people staying at home with the common cold who would have normally gone to work and spread it around.
Certainly DD has noticed at DGS school that there are fewer Children coughing and spluttering in his class.

SueDonim Wed 11-Mar-20 13:34:13

It seems the same winter coughs and colds as usual here. I’m on my second cold of the winter, courtesy of DGD. Most years I don’t have any colds at all so I feel I’ve been unlucky this year!

tanith Wed 11-Mar-20 15:00:41

Nothing here I don’t usually get anything same this year.

M0nica Wed 11-Mar-20 15:31:05

Could just be the weather. It has been an exceptionally warm winter so we have generally kept fitter with improved immuns systems.

The only bug I have had, over Christmas, well predates Corona virus.

Jane10 Wed 11-Mar-20 15:34:28

I had an odd cold in January. High temp, tracheitis and cough. No head cold. Hmmmm hmm

SueDonim Wed 11-Mar-20 15:56:46

We had that, Jane10! I felt as though I had a heavy cold but no runny/blocked nose or the other usual symptoms. confused

You’re in Scotland, aren’t you? Maybe it’s a special Scottish beastie! grin

Boz Wed 11-Mar-20 16:18:44

My H and I are both under the weather. He came back from skiing on Sunday with the usual "flight flu" - a cold really. He has given me a sore throat which at 4 a.m. I was convinced was Covid-19. Still not sure but we are keeping ourselves to ourselves and not seeing family. No fever.

vegansrock Wed 11-Mar-20 16:46:34

I’m just getting over a horrid cold/ flu type virus I have had for 3 weeks. Cough, aching limbs, sore throat, headache the works. Now much better though still a bit tired. Fingers crossed I don’t get Corona v on top of this one. I blame GC who has started nursery and has had one bug after another.

vampirequeen Wed 11-Mar-20 16:56:08

We had a horrific flu type bug over Christmas and the New Year. Totally washed us out for weeks afterwards.