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    the sick: it's going around

    I've been sick for like almost two weeks now. On and off mild fevers, runny nose, clogged ear tubes (I have an issue with that so whenever I get sick it causes a lot of pressure build up) and now I have a scratchy throat.

    Am I even sick or is it allergies? Do I even have allergies? WHO AM I.

    Why am I sick my first few weeks of law school

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    I thought I was getting sick yesterday but it seems to have gone away, thankfully...
    Apparently, I have allergies, too. Mild ones, but I never used to have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aura View Post
    I thought I was getting sick yesterday but it seems to have gone away, thankfully...
    Apparently, I have allergies, too. Mild ones, but I never used to have any.
    I've never been tested so idk if I have allergies. Maybe I do? I've just been taking allergy medication anyways and hoping it will maybe help kind of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerflake View Post
    I've never been tested so idk if I have allergies. Maybe I do? I've just been taking allergy medication anyways and hoping it will maybe help kind of?
    My mom has allergies, and I thought I lucked out and didn't get them, but I did, unfortunately lol.

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    It's not allergies with a fever or sore throat. More likely viral like the flu.

    If you have been around kids lately you have your cause. School is starting soon or has already so be prepared to get sick if you are in contact with them or with someone else who has been in contact.


    Drink lots of water, take advil, sleep good. Gargle salt water if your throat gets too sore. If you see white spots on your tonsils then head to the Doctor to see if you need some antibiotics. About all you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sci_Girl View Post
    It's not allergies with a fever or sore throat. More likely viral like the flu.

    If you have been around kids lately you have your cause. School is starting soon or has already so be prepared to get sick if you are in contact with them or with someone else who has been in contact.


    Drink lots of water, take advil, sleep good. Gargle salt water if your throat gets too sore. If you see white spots on your tonsils then head to the Doctor to see if you need some antibiotics. About all you can do.
    Gargling the salt water and consuming hot tea with honey like it's my day job at this point

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    The only bad thing is that I always get mild fevers from my IBS so who even knows if these are real fevers

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    We have a really bad pollen problem where I live, and it hasn't gotten better this summer. My allergies have absolutely been rekt.
    I love winter, but I hate having a cold, which almost always happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Biology View Post
    We have a really bad pollen problem where I live, and it hasn't gotten better this summer. My allergies have absolutely been rekt.
    I love winter, but I hate having a cold, which almost always happens.
    I feel your pain about the cold. I lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota for my undergrad AKA THE SECOND COLDEST CITY IN THE NATION. My home town of Fargo, ND wasn't much warmer (it was still in the top ten). Minnesota is going to be at least twenty degrees warmer and I'm so excited.

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    I get a horrible sickness in the middle of the summer every years it's caused me to miss the airshow 3 years running. It's like clockwork. Then beginning of fall the pressure change causes my whole head to feel like it's full of fluid.

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