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Monday, December 05, 2005

Disintegrating due to URI

On Saturday there still was hope, today there is only misery left: I have caught a cold.

My Upper Respiratory System is disintegrating, therefore the term “Upper Respiratory Infections”. A term I have learned from the internet, because I did a quick research on my nose’s infection. More or less everything is interesting in life and faced with this minor, yet still not curable disease (amazing, isn’t it…. There is basically not much you can do….) I take it as a chance to learn something about it. I have learned that statistically my point of infection was with 30% at work, 18% at home. I guess I am part of these 18%, due to W.’s suffering last week. And with a 41% statistical chance the route of entry was my nose, place of first defence and ….defeat.

Cistus extracts (I have learned last week in the newspaper) are a potent inhibitor of influenca virus (Cistus species being C. incanus). Thus, I decided to rinse my nose with some Cistus ladaniferus extracts in salt water, hoping it will help against Rhinovirus or Coxsackie virus, too. At least, this treatment clears the clogged nose, and together with my high doses of vitamin C and B vitamins I hope to recover soon.
For the time being there are no smelling experiments planned and I have to do some imagination compositional work. Further nose details are expected for tomorrow…


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you have a speedy convalescence, sir.

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Prince Barry said...

Poor Andy, it must be awful that your valuable nose gets unblocked quickly.

Hope you are taking the 1 gram vitamin C and echinacea that I recommended. Inhaling Tea Tree oil from a bowl of hot water also helps.


11:43 AM  
Anonymous Prince Barry said...

Crikey, I previewed my post and still missed the error...

I meant to say 'It must be awful that your valuable nose is blocked, I hope it unblocks quickly'.

Sorry about that Andy.


11:45 AM  
Blogger andy said...

The vitamin C: Yes, sir, I take it and lots of it.
Furthermore, I stick to what a friend recommended me this afternoon. "get a double scotch, not because it would really help, but you'll just feel better...."

11:48 AM  
Blogger andy said...

Dear Barry
Optimistic as I am, assuming always the best in my fellow human beings, I guessed you ment it the other way ;-)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Prince Barry said...

I agree with the double Scotch. If you can stand it, double Scotch with a fresh lemon squezzed into it and then add hot water and honey. You will sleep like a baby and wake up feeling much better.

I'm glad that you realised that I wasn't being nasty with my first post..ha ha!


12:20 PM  
Blogger katiedid said...

I hate colds... hope you recover very soon. My feel better cure is always to brew green tea with fresh slices of ginger (bark and all) with a touch of lemon and honey. I'm not sure it really heals me up any faster, but warms me and my stuffy nose up well.

12:37 PM  
Blogger andy said...

Dear Kathie
Thank you, I will try it if things don't get better until tomorrow!
Have a nice evening and take care...

12:43 PM  

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