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Offline Jade Sinapu

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ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« on: August 05, 2019, 10:29:33 pm »
I went to DenFur 2019, I now have a horrible head cold and am dead tired with minor fever.
What's your story and symptoms?
And please, what is the remedy, and do not say "rest"
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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 11:41:07 pm »
I've only been to 5 furry cons, and about 10 other gaming conventions. I've never gotten concrud at any of them. I was sick with a slight illness in the weeks before leading up to AC2007 and I was taking antibiotics for that.


I know you didn't say "rest", Jade. But it is the best thing you can probably do right now. What other symptoms are you having? If it's the flu, you need to stay hydrated. Drink water only. No sodas, coffee, alcohol. If you drink OJ for the vitamin C content, you only need to drink one 8-12 oz. glass a day. No more than that. Depending on what your condition and other symptoms are, I'd recommend staying away from greasy, fatty, fried foods. Eat more healthy stuff like fruits and vegetables, soups.


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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 12:32:01 am »
Never been to a con but some hot soup and nyquil will patch you up nice
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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 10:09:33 am »
My suggestion.......and it's only a suggestion........when people go to cons, is to take along a small bag or case of the following travel sized products:
Chewable Pepto Bismal tablets
Nyquil tablets
Dayquil tablets
Hand sanitizer (Very important!)
Cough drops
Aspirin
Allergy medication

However, what a person takes and how much is completely up to them.
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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 01:05:37 pm »
Of all the different cons I've gone to i've only gotten con crud once. From a Sci-Fi con.  I always carry hand sanitizer, shower twice a day, always wash my hands. Eat two or more times a day and always get good sleep. This one time it didn't stop it. Super miserably sick. Ended up needed to go to a hospital. They had me taking anti biotics  for almost a month. I've gone to cons sense then. No problems at all.
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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 01:13:45 pm »
 Thank you all for info.

I have a seriously stuffy head.  Sinuses are swelled, burning nose and throat.  Stuff in my airway I have to clear every 10 min. And a fever (getting better now).  Very tired and eyes even swelled a little.  Fingers ache.

I sleep like 11 hours a day . Benefit of being unemployed...

I did bring hand sanitizer, but forgot to use it.
At the con I had to take several NSAID pain relievers and unfortunately Prednisone 20mg per day. Which I know lowers my immune system.

During fursuit games I at one point was wallowing in someone else's sweat pool on the floor.

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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 01:56:45 pm »
I think I have kennel cough.
Not con crud
There's no saving me
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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 02:56:58 pm »
I think I have kennel cough.
Not con crud
There's no saving me

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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 09:23:10 am »
Got norovirus at Summer Encampment one year...nasty. But that's before I took up fursuiting.

A few years ago I was stung numerous times below the knee by a yellow jacket while standing in the latrine. Leg swelled up like a football and no one had Benadryl.

Never got sick at a con though.
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Re: ConCrud (getting a mystery illness from a convention)
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 09:21:31 pm »
I've never gotten con crude, knock on wood. I have a very strong immune system so illnesses can't touch me, on the rare occasion I do get ill it's mild.