• Colds

    Asked by ChimereW on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Colds

    Good evening,
    Has anyone ever gotten a cold while on chemo?
    I’ve thought I was keeping myself warm. Most times I wasn’t cold but rather hot . Where I live the temperature is rising. I’m a little worried. I know my immune system is weak but I don’t want no problems while on chemo.

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Yes, I got a cold/flu while in treatment years ago and landed in the hospital taking antibiotics for a week.

      about 1 month ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I managed to not catch anything during treatment and that was from Sept thru Jan -- cold and flu season in Ohio. No, I waited about 3 weeks after I finished to catch that darn cold. Hope you feel better and whatever it might be is not serious.

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      ChimereW,
      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse and if you want to avoid airborne viruses, simply put a small amount of neosporin or bacitracin on a q-tip and then place a thin layer just inside both nostrils. It will catch the virus before it gets to the blood stream. Best of luck to you.

      30 days ago
    • ChimereW's Avatar
      ChimereW

      As of right now I have a cough that comes and goes but I will try your suggestion.
      Thank you

      29 days ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I was so isolated during the winter that I didn't catch a cold. Wore masks if I went out to the doctor. No hugs or handshakes. Stayed away from crowds. No church, movies or any place that would have sick people. And lots of hand sanitizer.

      29 days ago

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