*Theraflu WORKS!!*Flu-Updates and Procedures

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by rodriguezpoultry, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I have the flu....it's awful. Starting last night, the nausea hit. I noticed my fever spiked to 102.8 when I got sick. So, I had the brilliant idea to cool myself. Mind you, when I got sick I was sweating, my hair was sticking to my neck (I got myself a hat to keep my hair from getting in the way).

    Is it alright to use an ice pack on your head with fevers? Motrin IB and fever reducers are no longer working. When I get too hot, I get sick.

    The ice pack feels SO good, but if it's hurting me, I'll stop it and deal with paying homage to the porcelain goddess.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009

  2. I don't think it will hurt you; wrap it in a terry towel or something, so you don't get frostbite, but whatever helps use it. Hope you feel better. I just heard this morning that if you get better, then it comes back with a vengeance it might be Swine, so get to the doctor if that happens.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I wouldn't think so, though a cool washcloth would work as well, and you wouldn't risk injuring your skin. [​IMG]
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    You can use cold compresses instead if that feels better. Keep a pan of cold water by your bed and wipe yourself down with a washcloth. As the cloth warms up put you can use the pan to get it cool again. Doing this for my children before, I've been able to bring their temps down by a degree or two.

    What are you using for fever reducer?
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I'm rotating every 2 hours between Motrin IB, Equate Tylenol and this nasty liquid stuff that just says Fever Reducer.
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Oh I'm sorry. I should have been more specific. Where I'm putting the ice pack is on the top of my head, back of my neck and on top of my face. When it's too cold, I put the terry cloth on top of my head.

    The ice is melting within 30 minutes of use. So I have to get out of the freakin' bed. Sorry...just ticks me off that I got this. I was being so careful!
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    please be careful! Don't hesitate to go to the doctor if you feel really weak and ill!
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009

  8. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    East Central Indiana
    I've heard of using packs of frozen peas to bring a child's temp down. I just use a few cool rags. My daughter had the flu weekend before last. I put one on her forehead and one on the back of her neck. So, I guess a cold pack would work too.
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    a bath with cool water works well for taking a fever down. Plus it has the advantage of being in the same room with the porcelain god. If you get too cold let the water out and lay there. It's what I've had to do a time or three [​IMG]
  10. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    After a patient's temp reaches a certian point in the hospital, we use ice bags to bring it down, in the axillary area and behind the neck. The ice will not hurt you, more likley it will help. I do help you get feeling better soon [​IMG]

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