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Dr.'s advice to ward off Flu!!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage Beebe Capps

I was dining with a Physician friend last night and asked him about the flu that has swept through Searcy and White County in the last few weeks.  He said of 33 patients he saw last week, only 3 had received the flu shot.  His opinion is that the flu shot definitely helped, which made ME happy because our local Board of Realtors had a nurse come last fall for all of us to line up and bite the bullet if we chose.  Phil and I lined up and got one. Looks like that choice paid off!

He also suggested that because we are in and out of folks homes where there has been who KNOWS what kinds of illness, we should dab a small amount of triple antibiotic ointment just inside our nostrils and breathe only through our noses while in a home.  Since most bacteria is airborne, this practice could greatly recude the germs that we breathe in!




Comments (8)

Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Thanks for the information. I think it might freeze in my nose up here. LOL
Feb 17, 2008 02:29 PM
Rick Callaham
Team Quintana Real Estate - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor
I don't think the flu shot helps, most people actually get sick from the shot to avoid being sick.
Feb 17, 2008 02:47 PM
Cheri Rayas, CRS Salina, Kansas

Thank you so much for the tip. I was at the hospital today with my husband and he has influenza. We've had an outbreak it seems. Now of course, being a female-can I keep my mouth shut that long. ha ha.


Feb 17, 2008 02:51 PM
Mark and Tana Hunt
Team Price Real Estate/Dan Price Broker - Austin, TX
Born and raised in Austin, WE KNOW THIS PLACE!
My daughter just had the worst flu I have ever seen...It lasted for 1 week and it was horrible battling the fever.  I have never had such a fierce time keeping a fever below 100 in my life (or both of my kids lives=they are 17 and 20) I had to give her two Tylenol AND two Advil at the same time to keep it down, every-time I didn't it went up again... ARGH!!!  When I went to the Dr. with her on the 2nd day because we could not get in the first day they told me that the flu shot was not helping THIS TYPE of flu..... I will have to remember that tidbit of information you gave.  It's really scary...  GOOD LUCK!!!!
Feb 17, 2008 02:52 PM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
Your first blog and you talk about the FLU?  What are readers going to think, I don't want to work with they are over concerned about sickness!  Just joking welcome aboard!
Feb 18, 2008 12:35 PM
Larry DeGroat
Realty Professionals, Inc. - Searcy, AR
ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy
I like Dick's comment!  At least it s a start and is helpful information.
Feb 19, 2008 12:14 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

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Apr 07, 2008 01:12 AM