last year when I went on Aza I got my flu shot and other then being careful about making sure not to stick my finger in my eye for any reason unless my hands were washed and washing my hands before eating anything using my hands, that was all I needed. Also, my friends and I love to go out and try fancy drinks well I stopped trying theirs and letting them try mine.
It was really just basic hygeine.
We always have snacks in my office more so during the holiday's, I never ate any b/c the person next to you could have just touched something someone sneezed on and not even realizing it picked up a cookie next to the one you touch and also I never see anyone wash their hands before they eat a snack or go to lunch, so they get the germs too.
I just realized that I still eat snacks and stuff at friends holiday parties, so maybe that whole theory doesn't work? At least it keeps me from eating snacks @ work.
Last year my sis had 5 bad colds, my husband 3 and I had the sniffles for 3 weeks. I think just basic handwashing and using hand sanitizer when not able to wash your hands works.
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07. Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
UC dx'd 03/00 Proctosigmoiditis; Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!