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linky123
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My son leaves for Europe today on a mission trip and will be gone for two weeks.

He has had a dry cough and some congestion the past week or so which started to get worse last night.

So far, it has not turned into a secondary infection.

I have a Z-pack which he could start now, or keep it for later if things get worse?

They will be traveling 24 hours start to finish with no stops/sleep except what they can get on the plane.

He doesn't have the best immune system, so I don't see him getting over this without the abx.

Maybe I just answered my own question...

What say you?

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D Bergy
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I hope the prescription is for him, or it won't make it on the plane.

I would have him take it with him, unless you are certain he has Pnuemonia.

Dan

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I would have him take it with him. The human body can do more than we give it credit for.

Hope his trip will be a great one!! [Smile]

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linky123
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D Bergy, yes, the script is for him.

tutu, thanks, I hope so too. I'm just being my worrisome self.

He will be so far away, and probably no contact all. No wifi, phone etc

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LisaK
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oscillococcinum!!!!

It nips it all in the bud!

for years we have used it in my house. and it tastes yummy

https://www.google.com/search?q=oscilycoxinum&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=oscillococcinum&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:o fficial&spell=1

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If it's viral, the antibiotic will NOT help him at all... regardless of his immune system. If he's not having symptoms of a bacterial infection, I would hold off on the antibiotic.

I would, however, give him a mask for the plane, and antiseptic wipes to wipe the area around him in the plane with... both to keep him from catching something else from others. Daughter does this every time she flies because her immune system is crap.

I would have him take the meds with him, with instructions to take it if he develops signs of bacterial infection like spikes a high fever, starts having chills/sweats, chest pain, difficulty breathing/rapid breathing, severe fatigue etc.

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Marnie
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IMO...he should NOT get on the plane.

If he is concerned for others (mission work), he should think about spreading an infection to others on the plane.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120607092510.htm

Tough love i.e., tell him it is not a good idea he travels when he is coming down with something.

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Agree with Lisa about the oscillium (sp?).

For flu and cold viruses-it does help!

Also agree your son should wear a mask while on the plane, if he is unable to catch a later flight.

Making everyone else sick, especially immuno compromised folks (if that is his mission work), would be terrible!

A mask is a great idea!

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If the prescription is for someone else, just put it in another bottle or in a baggie. I've taken meds on planes in different packaging. You can even put it in those dose per day packs.

Put a sticker with what the medicine is on the package. No need to have anyone's name on it. Security is more concerned with WHAT the item is than who it's prescribed for if they even check it.

I've gone on the plane with my supplements/meds all thrown together in individual baggies for daily use. There were probably over 500 pills in there. It's never been a problem, even going through the x-ray machine. I stopped labeling stuff just because they never check or are concerned.

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I wear something like this (hangs around the neck) when traveling on planes to avoid picking up an *airborne* pathogen (as opposed to wearing a mask):

http://www.negativeiongenerators.com/portableairpurifier.html

Of course...handwashing, wipes, etc. are an added prevention.

Who wants to arrive at their destination and shortly thereafter get sick from some "bug" picked up during a flight?

So if any of YOU are flying on a plane and given your already stressed out immune system, you may want to look into that "gadget" to wear when you are on a plane.

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