When you actually should avoid work

Assalamualaikum to my dearest readers ;)) may God bless u all with great health and prosperity, especially on this weekend and upcoming final exams, well, that's for me huk3~ T_T

ok2 who has got fever or flu right now?? i have an article about controlling your dilligent work ethics because sometimes you do need some rest and to save your colleagues.. why?? please read the article below,ok? ;)) and i agree with the contents of the article.. some of people are workaholic, but they need to keep it in boundaries.. we're not robots, right? so, when you're sick, then be sick! haha~ ;DD i mean, get some rest, heal yourself from those infections and things like that.. especially in Malaysia now sometimes it's rainy, sometimes it's soooo hot *_* so, bear in mind, prevention is better than cure hehe *not so related, i guess~*

Are you the type who never takes time off work, come hell or high water?

Well, good on you for having such a strong work ethic.

However, there are times when you really should stay at home home, wrap yourself in a blanket and get out the chicken soup. And guess what? Your work colleagues will thank you for it.

Here are some of the key symptoms which should send you straight home.

High temperature, chills, headaches
If you have a fever, chills, and a headache, you may have the flu. You may also have a dry cough, and feel tired and nauseous.

If this is the case, head home and call your GP for advice. The flu is a serious condition, and it can lead to severe complications, so you must address it right away.

The flu virus is highly infectious, so spare your co-workers the misery and stay at home until your fever has come down and you're feeling better.

You should rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take medications as prescribed by your GP or pharmacist.

The symptoms can appear within hours, and you may pass it on before you notice you have it - so make sure you exercise basic hygiene in the office - washing hands and sneezing into a handkerchief.

Sore throat, sneezing, stuffy nose
If you have a sore throat, are sneezing and have a stuffy nose, you probably have a cold.

You may also have a headache, a hacking cough, and may feel tired.

But while a cold is milder than the flu, it is still infectious, and can easily be passed on to your work colleagues. With the common cold, symptoms usually develop over several days, so you may unwittingly be infecting your colleagues.

So stay alert and exercise good hygiene. When you sneeze, cover your mouth. But don't use your hand -use a tissue or handkerchief. If you have neither, sneeze into your elbow. If you sneeze into the palm of your hand, you are likely to transmit the germs when shaking hands or by sharing a computer mouse.

If you've got a cold you'll be contagious for several days after the symptoms appear, so stay at home for a couple of days and when you do go back to work, be scrupulous about your sneezing and hand washing.

Vomiting and diarrhoea
If you are vomiting and have diarrhoea, you may have a very common seasonal illness caused by norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug.

Its other symptoms can include fever, headache and stomach cramps. You may feel the first symptoms as soon as 12 hours after getting the bug.

The virus is highly infectious and is spread through contact with those infected, so your colleagues will be at risk if they touch any surfaces that you've contaminated, or by consuming contaminated food.

If you have it, head home and stay there. Wash your hands often, as well as any surfaces you might have come in contact with. Do not prepare food for other people for several days after the infection has passed.

You should be able to recover in a couple of days, but while you are ill, make sure you stay hydrated.

Aches and pains
Does a part of your body hurt through injury - did you sprain or twist something, and are heroically waiting for it to pass?

You might actually be aggravating the injury by soldiering on and going to work.

If the pain persists, you should see a GP, to make sure that you are not making the injury worse.

Your co-workers may not be affected, but your aching body will be grateful.


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