I've been so sick over the past few weeks with an ear infection, and then a cold... that turned into yet another ear infection. When I woke up to see my mother violently ill with the stomach bug, fear consumed me. If I have a double ear infection AND the stomach bug than I may just lose my will to live. I knew that I would have to take care of my mom, so I immediately took to Google in search of a way to prevent myself from getting the stomach bug. Some suggestions made complete sense medically and others were... interesting to say the least, but I was willing to try anything.
Here's what I did:
- Now this may sound a little out there (and it is) but there are moms who swear up and down that drinking 3 glasses of 100% Welch's Grape Juice is the answer to preventing the stomach virus. I got a little eager and probably drank more than 3 glasses (disgusting... I know). They say that, through drinking the grape juice, you get both antioxidants and the pH of the stomach will be one that does not promote viral growth.
- I drank 1-2 packets of Emergen-C the day my mom was ill and the day after
- I wore gloves every time I came in contact with my mom (TIP: gloves are cheaper in the cleaning aisle than the medical aisle)
- I set up a humidifier in my room
Here's what happened:
Well, I managed to escape the puke-filled death grip of the stomach virus. Because I was around my mom helping her, I was sure I would get it, but a miracle happened. Was it the grape juice three times (more because I'm crazy) that did the trick? I'm not 100% sure, but I do know that I will be doing this anytime someone around me gets the stomach bug. So, if someone you love or someone you must be in close proximity to (i.e. a coworker) comes down with the stomach virus, it may be worth a try to stock up on grape juice!