Getting a cold whilst on holiday

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Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Orange Cola » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:43 am

It’s fucking shit, not had one for well over a year, avoided all the ones going round work and it pitches up now. That is all.
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by dinny_g » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:33 am

Find a doctor, see them, get a note, get holidays back... ;)
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by ZedLeg » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:57 am

What Dinny said, you've got to work the system :lol:
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by 240PP » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:27 am

I couldn’t believe that was a thing until I worked for BT, where everyone was doing it!

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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Broccers » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Weird I had one in Croatia earlier this year - doesnt feel right in 37 degree heat either.

People say you get it from aircon on the plane - think mine came from a pool of children.

Sucks anyway.

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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Beany » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:06 pm

Broccers wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm
Weird I had one in Croatia earlier this year - doesnt feel right in 37 degree heat either.

People say you get it from aircon on the plane - think mine came from a pool of children.

Sucks anyway.
There's an apocryphal explanation, in that since they banned smoking on planes, they stopped using HEPA filters on the recirculated air because it 'wasn't necessary' any more.

How true it is, I dunno. Too lazy to google it.

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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Mito Man » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:16 pm

I think they still use HEPA filters but they’re only like 80% efficient which is poor when you can buy a air purifier for £100 which is 99.99999% efficient...
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Explosive Newt » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm

Classically people would get Legionella following foreign holidays as it grew in ill-maintained air con systems. I think I last diagnosed it in a returning traveller in 2013 (and felt like House MD).

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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by V8Granite » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:00 pm

Every trip I get some sniffles for a day or so.

Air-con in developing countries is disgusting, it’s best to not look. I’m surprised Mr Newt hasn’t dealt with more !!

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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:37 pm

I usually come down with something just before we go - probably because I'm usually working myself into the ground prior to a break. This last time though - I'd had a cold and it seemed to pass for a week, but then it kicked back in fully. Had to just dose up on paracetamol and booze for the last 3 days and take the view I'd deal with it when I got back. :lol:

Still am dealing with it nearly a month later :(

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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Orange Cola » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:55 pm

dinny_g wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:33 am
Find a doctor, see them, get a note, get holidays back... ;)
You can still work when you have the common cold ;)
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by dinny_g » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm

I believe Zed's covered that... :)
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by Orange Cola » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:50 pm

dinny_g wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:42 pm
I believe Zed's covered that... :)
Bit difficult when you’ve got a few hundred quids worth of birthday activities booked and you’ve been going on about them fir weeks ;)
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Re: Getting a cold whilst on holiday

Post by IanF » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:04 pm

Orange Cola wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:55 pm
dinny_g wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:33 am
Find a doctor, see them, get a note, get holidays back... ;)
You can still work when you have the common cold ;)
Nope! 😂
Cheers,

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