**what are the real health risks of the playa???***

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Postby Halcyon » Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:40 am

Pets: My brother and 4 of our neighbors got what you had, it sounds like. For about 24 hours they were OUT of commission. Barely able to speak, vomiting, unable to stand. We thought it might have been food poisoning...but if you got it, too...hmm.

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Postby TawnyGnosis » Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:56 am

the same bug was at my camp. The people were confined to their beds for a day wretching and feeling like hell. Bad stuff
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What's up *with* all those *asterisks*

Postby The Key Man » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:09 am

Jennifer, interesting *topic* but with all due respect, I must question your seeming *passion* for asterisks! Are they meant to add *emphasis* like italics? Maybe they are more *akin* to quotes and refer to comments in other posts?

Reading your previous post, I felt a certain choppiness *that* interfered with the flow of *the* words, but this may well have been my *own* fault. I would enjoy it if you'd *call* me and read your post aloud, *asterisks* and all, so that I may fully grok and enjoy the symbol as *you* intended it to be *interpreted*. My phone number *is* 818-843-1260.

In *return*, I could send you some *sparklers* for next years Burning Man, *if* you like.

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Postby blyslv » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:27 am

Anyone else get the bug I got?

Yeah, I gots bugs alright!
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Postby Zane5100 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:36 am

PJ wrote:The only real menace to health on the Playa is blue balls.


That, and fuckwits (either yourself or others).
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Re: Health Risk..The Real Culprit !!!

Postby TestesInSac » Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:22 am

bschlong wrote:Anyone see some secret memo's floating around or something !?

Well, I see something floating, but it don't look like no memo.


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Postby clandyone » Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:01 pm

Bugs will go around in ANY situation where people congregate in close quarters for a week. Isn't that kind of a gimme?

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Postby playasnake » Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:13 pm

anyone live in a city?

chances are you are inhaling far worse crap on a daily basis than anything on the playa.

i can be smoking a cigarette in the middle of a dust storm and still breath better than being in LA on a typical stage 3 day.

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Postby Cheesus » Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:38 pm

playasnake wrote:i can be smoking a cigarette in the middle of a dust storm and still breath better than being in LA on a typical stage 3 day.

Hear. hear! I live in L.A., and I ALWAYS feel like my lungs have gotten a nice, healthy break when I return from the playa.

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nose bleeds

Postby bgirl » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:08 pm

Hey Tempest ,I had a similar nosebleed one year so the next, I brought a spray bottle and sprayed my face/nose whenever I felt dry(and with the super soaker if really dry,he he) and when it was dusty I put a dampened cloth over my nose and mouth,before a dry cloth,keeps ya well hydrated. 8) No more nose bleeds . :mrgreen:

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Postby PureJoy » Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:01 pm

Actually my health IMPROVED on the playa:
- no more ahtlete's foot (dried out)
- no more of these weird pink patches on my skin (viral thing I caught a few weeks ago) -- dried out
- no more running nose or other cold symptoms
- a wonderful, healthy tan.

Loved it !!!!

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