how to be/not be ill in paris...

Jan 8th, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Unless the "sick" child was coughing within two to three feet of your face I'm afraid you probably didn't get your "cold" from that person.

Colds are more routinely spread through hand contamination to your mucous membranes and the virus may have been picked up from any surface and then as you innoculated your eyes or nose.....

and it had ablsoluetly NOTHIN to do with anyone leaving the window open at night.

Keep washing your hands when you travel.
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Jan 8th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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subcon, glad to hear it worked out well. I have twice had to see a physician in France and was very impressed on both occasions. The doctors were easily accessible and office visits were something like €30. Prescription drugs were very inexpensive, but the lab fees were a bit of a shock.

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Jan 8th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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No book? What do you do on the long plane rides? I don't go to the Dr.s office without a book...
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Jan 8th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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So sorry to hear of your illness in Paris. You are not alone. My DH got ill while we were there in October. I do agree, though, that French medicine was really quite good.

He always travels with at least two books but after three days he had finished them both. I had to hop around Paris looking for more English reading material!
 
Jan 8th, 2006, 12:02 PM
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Author: Andre
Date: 01/08/2006, 12:26 pm
subcon,

That doctor came from SOS Médecins, not Physiciens...

correct. i just pulled the bill to submit to my insurance carrier. i wonder how that's gonna fly?


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Date: 01/08/2006, 02:02 pm
No book? What do you do on the long plane rides?

i do work on the computer, watch the movies or harass the flight crew for extra drinks (not necessarily in that order). i used to aspire to the mile high club, but i'm afraid those days may have passed me by...


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Jan 8th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Date: 01/08/2006, 01:09 pm

Unless the "sick" child was coughing within two to three feet of your face I'm afraid you probably didn't get your "cold" from that person... and it had ablsoluetly NOTHIN to do with anyone leaving the window open at night.

well, the "sick" (your quotation marks) kid was sitting directly across from me on an aisle seat by the bulkhead which is about three feet. so, even by YOUR parameters, she seems like a good bet.

as to having a "cold" as you so euphemistically put it, rather it was a bronchial infection, not exactly the bird flu but a little more serious than the sniffles.

and as to the ludicrous notion that exposure has nothing to do with weakening the immune system, the best i can do is consign that comment to the evolution/intelligent design debate.
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