If you are sick, STAY HOME!!

Keep your contagious sick behind home! One day my husband and I were out to breakfast. We had just ordered our food as the server got a new table. Once she was done taking our order she walks over to the other table and proceeds to greet them. She says “Hi, how are you today?’” The women sitting in the booth with her daughter responds “Not well, we both have strep throat”. Now me being an ear hustler heard this and kicked my husband under the table. Since my husband doesn’t usually care about what is going on at the next table he had no clue what just happened. I had to explain to him what I just heard but under my breath.

At that very moment I keyed in on a few things, now I am by no means a germophobic person but at the same time I do not want your germs either. When you are at a restaurant the sever takes your order and when they are done what happens next? The server takes your menu and puts it back up to the front where the hostess is. Not at no time did anyone pull out the Lysol and spray that germ infested thing down or whip it down.

I am not going to say I have never been out in public while I was sick. Never have I EVER gone to a restaurant to sit down and eat a meal, especially with strep throat. What can you eat anyways? I am looking for a broth to drink under these circumstances. Defiantly not a full plated meal.

Is strep throat contagious?

Yes, strep throat is contagious for about 2-3 weeks if a person does not take any medications such as an antibiotic. If a person takes the antibiotic prescribed by the doctor within 24 hours they are no longer contagious. These bacteria can be passed by person to person by kissing and/or sharing food and drinks. It can also be airborne when a person that is infected sneezes or coughs.

How to prevent strep throat?

With any germs that are floating around in the universe the best way to prevent catching anything is to WASH YOUR HANDS. This is the best and sure way to make sure any germs on your skin will be gone. If you do not have the option to wash your hands at the time, then use a hand sanitizer. Now hand sanitizer “claims” to kill 99.9% of germs. Of course, soap and water is the best but you have to do what you have to do.

If you know someone is sick with strep throat or any illness for that matter STAY AWAY! If they are rude enough to come to work or a restaurant have nothing to do with that person. These are the people that do not care about anyone but themselves so why should you care if they get mad at you for avoiding them. If they had any common sense they would know to stay home and rest up. Rest is the best medicine.

My children are in school and daycare. I currently am a SAHM but even when I was working a 9-5 if my children were sick I did not send them anywhere and I stayed home with my babies. As a parent, myself I hate when my children are sick and I would never send my kids to be around other kids sick. That is one of the most inconsiderate thing a parent could do to another parent.

Woman hugging sick daughter

In my house (household of 7) when one person gets sick it is like a trickle-down effect. The minute one person is sick we get the Lysol on deck. My husband is a crazy person with it too. He sprays so much it usually runs me out of the room. The next time you are sick just remember you are not the only person in this world. I get that you cannot hide in your house the entire time but just be mindful and don’t touch anything…. LOL! No, but honestly try to limit what you touch and WASH YOUR HANDS!

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