Coronavirus help thread. TMB to the rescue (thx Marcus)

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by shaolin5, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. shaolin5

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    This is a thread where TMB'ers can come with ideas on how to help others during this time of hardship and crisis. I'm not a rich fellow, but I believe EVERYONE can be of SOME assistance. If not here, than in your community (which, in the long run, helps us ALL.)
    This is a thread for ideas to help (either on here or in the community), a thread for people to come to post when you need assistance, or for those to come and volunteer to help others. I respectfully request that actual COVID-19 news and political talk go to their respective threads. This is for helping others. Any ideas, tips, suggestions or recommendations will be greatly appreciated

    Shout out to marcus for giving the idea.

    Also, how tf do you tag another user? Fuck it, someone pls tag marcus for me

    Common symptoms and differences between Coronavirus, Influenza and the common cold

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  2. Andy Reocho

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  3. marcus

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    Thanks, dude :beerchug:
     
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  4. marcus

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    This will probably be slow to start, but I think it will unfortunately pick up in the coming weeks.
     
  5. WC

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  6. Josey Wales

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    *Not covid* but this is more asking what I do to avoid going to a dr.

    I was getting up and felt a pop just below my neck in the trap area. Kinda feels like I pinched a nerve—bad pain radiating down through my shoulder and can’t really turn my head or raise my arm. Level of discomfort about a 7.

    just Advil and ice?
     
  7. shaolin5

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    I would try that and see if it helps. I would also be hesitant to go to the doctor, but if the pain gets too bad, you gotta do something. My brother is a PT, when he gets home later I'll ask him and reply back. I might as well be howling at the moon if I try to get him to answer his cell before 3
     
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  8. Rick

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    Advil+ice+time will probably do the trick. If it gets worse or goes numb then it’s time to get it checked out.
     
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  9. Josey Wales

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    Thank you. It just happened so hopefully this is as bad as it feels. Immediately thought—really....right fucking now?
     
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  10. Truman

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  11. shaolin5

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    Anybody have any good tips on freezing food? I had no idea you cold freeze bread until my mother told me
     
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  12. Truman

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    The less air in the container the better. If you really want to make it last in the freezer, get a vacuum sealer.
     
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  13. Fudd Gates

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    You're gonna require a lot of assistance ITT
     
  14. sem

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    Can someone add a good, concise tweet/link/etc. to the OP on signs and symptoms? I actually just saw pperc15 mention that sinus congestion WASN'T a known symptom which surprised me a bit.
     
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  15. SP1

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    If anything needs added to OP, feel free to tag me when posted and I'll add it if Shaolin or another mod isn't on
     
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  16. shaolin5

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    Edit: .(Added to o.p.)
     
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  17. Louis Holth

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    I can’t decide if I’m hungover or am coming down with Corona virus this morning.
     
  18. Name P. Redacted

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    You should see if your state allows direct access (aka doesn’t require a doctor’s referral) to physical therapists. A PT is likely the most effective person to see and if you can skip going to a PCP’s office then all the better.
     
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  19. sem

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    SP1
     
  20. shaolin5

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    Hopefully the former
     
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  22. Louis Holth

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    Turns out it was a hangover.
     
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  23. mal630

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    Can someone answer a dumb question? You get Purell and other products and the labels say kill 99.9% of germs. Are they significantly better than the regular pump bottles of soap I have been buying my whole adult life?
     
  24. Aaron Hernandez

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    What everybody keeps stressing is that washing your hands with soap is much more effective that sanitizer. The sanitizer isn’t going to do much to viruses protected in oil or dirt.
     
  25. Arrec Bardwin

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    Combo of both is best
     
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  26. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    I'm not super keen on giving medical advice on a message board. There are some pitfalls that can make it not very safe

    I would say is that a lot of metro areas now have orthopedic urgent cares. They're just for musculoskeketal injuries, back lain, neck pain, etc. You wouldn't run into the usual viral illness crowd there, if there is one nearby to you.
     
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  27. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    >60% alcohol is all you need.
     
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  28. Josey Wales

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    Thanks, I’ll look into that. Doing aleve, lidocaine, and just grabbed some cbd oil. If it feels the same Monday then I’ll probably go somewhere.
     
  29. AptosDuck

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    My bottle of Finlandia vodka is only 40%. Should I just wipe my hands for a longer time?
     
  30. Fusiontegra

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  31. xec

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    Soap doesn’t kill many germs. Soap is a surfactant. It allows the water from the faucet to flush most of the germs from your skin. It also breaks down their protective biofilm, allowing the Purcell and other products to kill 99.9% of the remaining germs. So, yes, use them. They are more effective when hands are first washed with soap. Also, There are viruses which are not killed by most hand sanitizers commonly available in stores.
     
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