The sensitive foreigner's guide to staying healthy in China | Speaking of China

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  1. v
    v October 24, 2009 at 5:14 am | | Reply

    i lived in taiwan 7 years- the first 3 in the capital up north- taipei, and the last 4 down south near kaohsiung. when i first went to kaohsiung i got an awful illness that no western or chinese medicine would help. i had fever, cough, phelgm. i got it every 2 months for a total of 3 or 4 times. then i suppose my immunity had built up. several months later i got pregnant (married to a taiwan chinese man). even though i had been free from sickness for a few months, i was still nervous about getting so sick while being pregnant. so i made it a point to religiously wash my hands with soap and water every time i came in the house from the outside. either because i had built up immunity, the hand washing worked, or a combination, i had no problems with the pregnancy and never got sick during the pregnancy. so now in the good ol us with the swine flu scare upon us, and me being a teacher of germ-infested angels, i have a bottle of hand sanitizer in my car which i use every time i get in it. ps don’t over exercise- you’ll run down your immunity.

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