Personally, getting sick is a huge detriment to productivity, perhaps the largest. I find I get tired but can't sleep at night (I found a reddit explaining why this may be). Even after the sickness has gone my sleep schedule is severely messed up. I often get nasal congestion during or after the initial sickness and this makes it hard to breathe while I'm laying down.
Every doctor I've talked to said there's nothing you can do about a cold or flu. Is there anything special that should be done 1)if you are starting to feel sick and can tell something is coming on 2)people around you are getting sick (e.g. people you live with or people talk of "something is going around")?
I asked a doctor if remedies like oil of oregano or ecnicia help and he said they haven't been proven to cure anything. However the way I see it they still could help. Do others have a positive experience or is it a waste of money?
I'm sick right now and I could tell it was coming on and the first day I felt anything I started resting. It still got worse. Is there a point of resting even if your illness doesn't force it?
I take a multi vitamin but am not sure if it contains enough of the various ingridients.