Hot tea instantly cures swine flu
Woke up with a cough, and like any good American hypochondriac, went immediately to the InterWebs to see if it was Swine Flu. Let’s see: according to some random web page the symptoms are:
- fever, which is usually high, but unlike seasonal flu, is sometimes absent
- runny nose or stuffy nose
- sore throat
- body aches
- fatigue or tiredness, which can be extreme
- diarrhea and vomiting, sometimes, but more commonly seen than with seasonal flu
(These are pretty much the symptoms of any flu, though H1N1 appears to be more contageous and a bit more on the acute respiratory distress)
Well let’s see; I gots a little sniffle, but it’s pretty much allergy baseline for harvest season. None of those other symptoms, just cough. OMG I have a cough!!1!.
Had a cup of hot tea and the cough pretty much went away. On my second cup now, just catching up on blogzz ‘n stuff. Will be going back to bed as I must be giving a presentation at 7. Maybe I need a new pillow. According to the Interwebz they can accumulate allergens and I can’t remember when I bought this one. Lucky it’s decaf tea zzzzzz….
UPDATE: 6:16am, looks like the cough was caused by acid reflux. No trace of it now. Still going pillow-shopping though.