EMU Blog

Feb 22 2019

I’m Sick at College and I Don’t Know What To Do

by blogemu

Just like most college students, you probably have no room in your schedule to get sick. Unfortunately, it tends to happen to the best of us at the most inconvenient times. If you’re sick at college and have no clue what to do, you’re in luck! Here are some tips on how to cope with your cold!. Image result for sick college student

Prepare For Your Cold Before it Even Happens

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.If you can, stock up on cold medicine before you become ill. This includes pain relievers, cough syrups, fever reducers, and other medication as needed. Promote good health by practicing healthy hygiene. You would be surprised by the number of people who FORGET to wash their hands after using the restroom or before meals. This could put your health and others at risk.

.Hydrate or “Die-drate”

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.Drink fluids as often as you can. Consuming beverages like water, juice, and hot tea can help prevent dehydration and thin mucus. If you are already feeling ill, a lack of liquids in your body could have a worse impact on your well being. Try to consume drinks that are high in nutrients or electrolytes to feel more replenished.


Communicate With Your Professors

Some professors have strict attendance policies. If you fail to contact or provide them with proper documentation (note from your doctor), it could result in your grade being lowered. Also, you don’t want to tarnish your reputation with a professor. One day, you may need a letter of recommendation from them and if you constantly miss their class with no explanation, it could leave a negative impact on your relationship with them.


Take the Time that You Need to Take Care of Yourself

Self-care is important! Don’t stress about having to take the day off. At the end of the day, your physical and mental health are more significant. It’s very important to give yourself some love and attention.

Get Some Rest

.If you don’t get enough sleep while being sick, you won’t function well. “It’s not always easy, but getting the proper amount of sleep each night is fundamental for your physical and mental health. Don’t burn yourself out by forcing your body to stay up for long periods of time when you need sleep to function” (Madelaine Coy ‘20, Public law and Judicial processes major with a concentration in Civil Rights and Liberties).
Good luck, and stay healthy!


About the writer: Hello! My name is Dominick Brooks and I am a sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. I truly enjoy working for the Division of Communications as a Go Social Team Member. When I am not working, I take pleasure in singing and performing on trumpet. I am the lead male vocalist for the EMU Jazz Ensemble and perform at venues in Ypsilanti, Belleville, and Ann Arbor.

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