Hi all. I've got a major grappling competition in 2 days and it seems as though I've caught a virus. Not super bad, but i still have to deal with a sore throat, congestion and general fatigue.
Thought about going to the doc and maybe getting some antibiotics, but decided against it. Any suggestions on what I should take to help me recover before competition day?
(1) Antibiotics are useless against viruses. (2) If you're contagious, aren't you spreading disease amongst your fellow competitors? That seems unsporting.
I also think you'd be better served to stay home and rest. Have you been overtraining?
A basketball player (maybe Kobe Bryant?) had the flu one year during NBA finals, and I think they put him on IV during half-time to help him hydrate. Probably not realistic in your case though.
I agree with comments above on antibiotics.
I also agree that best option is to rest, but understand that's not always an option (i.e., if this is a once per year competition).