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Office work and always getting sick
Mar 11, 2014

I think I already know the answer to this, but I'm hoping I may be wrong. I used to have a job that I worked from home, so I wasn't around people and germs very often. My T-Cells are around 160 and I'm undetectable. I take all my meds every day without fail, and my T Cells have been inching up very slowly over the past two years. I recently started a new job where I am around a lot of people and germs. Even though I got my flu shot a few months ago, I find myself always getting sick. Not really sick, but a runny nose and cough every few days. I feel fine, but this gets really frustrating. I assume this is just something I have to live with. Any suggestions on how I can minimize being sick all the time? People often comment that I get sick a lot - which is really embarrassing. I would really appreciate any suggestions you (or anyone else) has.

Response from Mr. Vergel

I used to have those symptoms due to allergies. My speculation is that our immune activation makes us prone to allergies.

I now take a Claritin at first sign of itchy throat or runny nose. It has kept me from getting sick for 2 years! I always carry it with me.

Nelson



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