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I subbed last week and have been super sick since.  Bronchitis, SOB, horrible cough, muscle aches, fever.

Happened the first time I subbed, too.

Tea, cough med, tylenol, steam up the bathroom and breath the steam, rest, chicken soup.  Thank God for my wonderful family.

Do you pick up a lot of illnesses from your students?

Guess I will start using a mask and gloves.




 

 

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I rarely ever get sick! Over the holiday break, I had an ear infection and sinus infection. I also work per diem at the hospital, so I think I may have just been stressed out with work. But usually I dont get sick, and I dont wear masks in the school, hospital yes!

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ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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I am guessing since I work daily in the school setting and have worked 11 years in the hospital setting/and still do prn I have built up quite the immune system.

However last year I am pretty sure myself and my own children had the flu. 2 years ago we probably had the flu and it developed into pneumonia for me. that was the sickest I have been since I was little. This year so far knock on wood I've only had some sinus junk that lingered for two weeks but eventually cleared with my otc sinus rinse and lots of other otc things to keep me going. christmas day I had a tummy bug but thankfully was just a one day thing. I honestly think my own children are more to blame for my illnesses the last few years. my daughter started full time daycare last school year when I took my school nurse job. my 7 year old is always forgetting to wash his hands, so I am pretty sure he probably goes his whole school day without washing them 🤢. I literally go behind him at home and have to tell him to go back to the bathroom to wash them. 

no shame in mask and gloves and borderline obsessive hand washing 😂

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Knock on wood but I am rarely sick as well.  Not sure when the immune system built up-- with my kids, the hospital, working the schools or if I'm just really healthy or really lucky.  

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Flare is a ASN, BSN and specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

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(knock on wood) i rarely get sick, but when i do, i go all out with high fevers and chills and all that.  On the plus side, I usually recover pretty quickly.  I guess the constant exposure to all these kid germs over the years has made my immune system pretty tough

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k1p1ssk has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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I haven't had a cold since I worked in the hospital, and even then it had been 8 months, so I am going on 4 years without significant acute illness, with the exception of shingles, which was definitely brought on by stress at the end of my time at my last job (any wonders why I left?). I have however developed two chronic autoimmune conditions in the last year.... Got my fingers and toes crossed and am constantly knocking on wood.... And wiping down shopping carts....

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Echoing the same as above. I rarely get sick, but when I do, I do it big, lol. Last May, I had the flu, strep, an ear infection, and pneumonia...all at once. I thought I was dying. 

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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Not too often.  I usually get one pretty good cold every year.  Thankfully I've been good so far this year (knock on wood).  I did, over Christmas break, come down with strep throat...haven't had that in forever.

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BrisketRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I don't get sick as much now as I did before school nursing.  Maybe it's because you came in right in the midst of cold/flu season.

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LikeTheDeadSea has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Haven't been sick in almost a decade. A few days of allergies, but they're just itchy eyes upon being in outside.

 

I swear by wiping down my office phone, my cell phone, and office door knobs.

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5th year sn here (k-4).  My first year, I was sick as a dog all year.  After that, I've been fine.  Knock wood....and flu shot every year.

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Not really- I get the yearly cold sometimes, lost my voice a couple of times.  However last October I got fifth's disease which was fun! It's awful as an adult. 

Thankfully I've never had Influenza ever.  

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