Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Of Flu & Allergy...

Shortly after I came back from our holidays, I came down with the flu last week and have yet to recover 100%. No more runny nose, body aches and sore throat, but still the lingering scratchy throat at times and sounding quite nasal.


Perhaps I've indulge a little during our holidays or I could have caught the flu bug from my boy, but coming back to the hot weather in Singapore after being in a cold country for my holidays was definitely one of the trigger for my flu. I'm pretty prone to getting sore throat and flu, and this is despite me downing loads of water daily and eating quite healthily, abstaining from fried and spicy food. On top of that, once I get sick, it will take around 2 weeks to fully recover, i.e. no more lingering feeling in the throat and my voice is back to sounding clear and normal.

This makes me wonder if there is a correlation between one having allergies and a poorer immune system? I observe those around me who are allergy-free get sick less often and they fully recover in under a week's time. But from my online search, I don't see any scientific explanation for this, although a very simple explanation is that those suffering from allergies can be said to have some sort of immunity disorder, so its not hard to see why they come down with illnesses more frequently. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors have an explanation for this which I will talk about in another post.

This year so far has been better for me than the past few ones, in part due to better rest as I was constantly sleep deprived during the early years of my growing boy. But compared to the allergy-free folks, am still way off. I would love to hear your comments regarding this topic, especially if you have allergy issues. Don't be shy! :)