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May. 11th, 2011 | 11:40 pm
mood: busybusy

A new word, coined by yours truly:

noncrud
concrud without a con to cause it.

Hat tip to timberwoof for inspiring this one.

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michel_mephit

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from: michel_mephit
date: May. 11th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
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A while back, I had coined the term "anticoncrud" in reference to Airborne (http://airbornehealth.com/) because I feel like I managed to successfully fight off concrud by taking it as a preventive measure at fur cons.

I guess in this case, it could be called "antinoncrud" :D

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 12th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
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Heh, yes, indeed. :)

(Mmm, and that stuff sounds interesting; I've tried vitamin C to combat a cold I had a couple of years ago, and it went away much faster than any cold I had before, or since then. It's just one single anecdote, of course, but it seemed noteworthy nonetheless, even though I'm not otherwise taking a lot of vitamins now and even though I can't rule out it was just a placebo effect.)

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michel_mephit

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from: michel_mephit
date: May. 12th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
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The trick with Airborne, or just plain Vitamin C for that matter, is to take it at the first sign of a cold (i.e. sneezing, slightly sore throat, etc.). I actually load myself up on Airborne on my way to a fur con and continue taking twice a day to bolster my immune system.

Of course, I also do common sense things like never drinking out of a glass that someone else used, washing my hands, etc.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 12th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
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Oh yes, those things will help a lot, too. plushlover also once gave me the tip of not touching your eyes (or mucous membranes); I think that's a good idea, too, as even when you've got cold viruses on your hands, you're not necessarily going to get a cold until they get into your body.

Speaking of which, I'm wondering how other conferences and meetings where large numbers of people come together deal with this. Obviously, most of the attendees there won't nearly have as much physical contact as furries do, so maybe it simply isn't an issues, but I'm wondering if there's any best current practices in the industry for dealing with the infection risk at conferences.

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woyro

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from: woyro
date: May. 12th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
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i'm in the process of getting rid of a bit of noncrud. i developed a mild headcold while visiting my mom here in Mesa Arizona. i'm flying to Morphicon this afternoon and i'm hoping that i'll pretty much be over it before i get there.

i also learned a new word. GROAK. verb. "to stare at someone who is eating in hopes of getting some food". pets do this a lot.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 12th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Aww, get better soon, skunkie. *snugs*

Heh, and that's a neat word — and yes, I know exactly what you mean. Dogs in particular seem to be very prone to doing it. ^_^

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