Colds and flu

Updated 02 December 2019

7 flu memes to make you laugh

Having the flu is horrible, but these 7 relateable snaps might cheer you up

Winter is coming to South Africa and the change of season brings with it a wave of coughs and sniffles crashing into offices from Cape Town to Beit Bridge. 

Read : How does flu spread?

It's everywhere, so if that wave has hit you, here's a little brevity to make you giggle through the symptoms of the flu. You might need it!

Alongside some actual flu home made flu remedies. You might need those too.

For some it starts with a sneeze and a snotty nose that just won't go away. The worst part is knowing that the flu has hit you and it's all downhill from here.  

Read : Symptoms of a cold

Flu meme, imgflip

You start to retrace your steps and try and find the person who infected you – so that you can call them and tell them exactly how you feel. 

Read : 7 ways to keep a healthy distance between you and the flu

Flu meme, imgflip

If you work in an office, the flu will probably start to spread like wildfire because most people (maybe you included) don't stay home when they are sick (even though they really should).

Read : Most South Africans go to work when they have the flu

Flu meme, imgflip

You start to look for the little silver linings in between the body ache, sore throat and hacking coughing fits. It's tough!

Flu meme, imgflip

Soon the bed rest and fluids start to make you feel better but then you get the dreaded call from your boss about all the work piling up in your absence. Sometimes it's hard to say no, but you really should.

Flu meme, img flip

Eventually, you are so over being ill that you just want to feel better and be able to go outside. 

Flu meme, imgflip

And then one morning you can once again breath through your nose and your cough has disappeared. The world is wonderful again! At least for the time being. 


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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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