I forgot to ask....will they cancel surgery for a cold? I am having general anesthisia.
Won't you know it, no one has been sick all winter and the week before my surgery both granddaughters get nasty, snotty colds and I watch them several days a week. I can't say no to them when they need to rock because they don't feel good! I'm their grammom!
Anyone have any experience with this?. thanks, Cindi
I have heard of surgeries cancelled because of a cold. However, they'll probably do a chest x-ray and if that's clear, I think they'll go ahead. I believe the concern is for chest congestion more than a 'head cold'
Try Airbourne. It works great and several women here (myself included) have taken it. It helps prevent colds and get rid of them if you have one.
Oh, also Coldeze...I've used them and they seem to stop a cold in it's tracks for me.
I didn't think of those things...I use echinasia whenever anyone gets sick here but you can't take it before surgery. If I sstart to get it I'll callthe surgery center and get it okayed then get me some! thanks, gals.
As long as you are not running a fever and do not have a significant amount of sinus drainage, they will go ahead and do it.
I read somewhere a couple of years ago that taking high doses of vitamin c at the very first sign of cold symptoms will stop the virus progressing. I have done this since and have had great success - I did end up getting sick once, but every other time, I was able to thwart the virus. I take 6 x 500mg vitamin c tabs. The body gets rid of the excess vitamin c it can't absorb and as long as you don't do this as part of a daily regime, it's perfectly safe (I checked with GP before I tried this).