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How do I help prevent the spread of diarreah and throwing up in a nursing home?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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How do I help prevent the spread of diarreah and throwing up in a nursing home?

Good hygiene: Good hygiene is key, for both nurses/staff and the nursing home residents. Always wash your hands thoroughly after caring for a resident, and make sure the residents wash their hands frequently as well, especially after throwing up or going to the bathroom. Sanitize tables, furniture, and other surfaces frequently. Finally, limit contact of sick residents with healthy residents. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Norovirus is in my house and i don't want to get it and spend hours vomiting like my mom and end up in the ER like her. Can i get a phenergan (promethazine) rx?

Norovirus is in my house and i don't want to get it and spend hours vomiting like my mom and end up in the ER like her. Can i get a phenergan (promethazine) rx?

Not prevention: Phenergan (promethazine) won't prevent you from getting norovirus; it will only treat the nausea if you get it. The only way to avoid getting norovirus if it's in your house is to move to a hotel and hope it's not too late! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blockage i went to the hospital the other day and they said im filled with poop. Im in a lot of pain and I do not know what to do

How to get rid of a blockage i went to the hospital the other day and they said im filled with poop. Im in a lot of pain and I do not know what to do

Hello. : Hello. Recommend that you hydrate well - at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Recommend that you eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well foods with whole grains to ensure that you are getting enough fiber. It is also important to stay physically active to keep your bowels active. You may wish to consider a probiotic as well. If you were prescribed a laxative at the hospital that will also help. Hope you are feeling healthier soon. ...Read more

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I think I have a cold coming on, what are the best ways to treat the symptoms and not be as contagious? I work with the public on a daily basis and I have my brothers wedding coming up in a few days.

I think I have a cold coming on, what are the best ways to treat the symptoms and not be as contagious? I work with the public on a daily basis and I have my brothers wedding coming up in a few days.

What your symptoms: First treat the symptoms second hydrate well if you are coughing a lot wear a mask in the public take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or chills take a lot of vitamin C and Zink and eat local honey if available in the end in spite of all the effort you will not be able to cheat nature have a god time in the wedding and good luck ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting sick frequently while working in a daycare center?

What can I do to prevent getting sick frequently while working in a daycare center?

Getting sick: You can decrease the incidence of illness by washing your hands frequently especially after any contact with children when changing their diapers or wiping their noses. Also, keeping surfaces and toys wiped down with disinfectant wipes will help as well. Lastly, eat healthy and get an appropriate amount of sleep. ...Read more

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I have food poisoning. I've been throwing up and diarrhea since 2 in the morning . What are some ways i can help it stop?

I have food poisoning. I've been throwing up and diarrhea  since 2 in the morning . What are some ways i can help it stop?

Drink fluid: Many things may present as vomiting and diarrhea including food poisoning, viral / bacteria / protozoa infections. For food poisoning, it will improve with time. Drink plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. Fluid that has sugar / sodium / potassium is best for replacement like gatorade. Seek local medical care if you see blood, mucus in your stool or get dizziness or fever. ...Read more

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I put some liquid plummer in my kitchen sink, my girl friend must have done the same thing earlier, because there (continued) a violent reaction and the fumes gave me an asthma attack and sent me to the hospital. I get home several hours later and the hou

I put some liquid plummer in my kitchen sink, my girl friend must have done the same thing earlier, because there (continued) a violent reaction and the fumes gave me an asthma attack and sent me to the hospital. I get home several hours later and the hou

If : If the house has not been properly ventilated, you should not be in it. There seems to be some uncertainty about whether you both poured liquid plummer into the sink. Ask her specifically. You can call your local poison control number and give the info about the chemicals that you both placed in the sink and they should be able to make recommendations based on that (however, poision control is not a substitute for medical care). ...Read more

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I work at a nursing home and the sides of my feet always swell. What can I do at home to help the pain?

I work at a nursing home and the sides of my feet always swell. What can I do at home to help the pain?

Do you wear proper: Shoes? Do you have any other physical problems. (cardiac, pulmonary, arthritic)- if pain persists see pcp. ...Read more

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I wake up in the middle of the night with both a runny and blocked nose. No meds to take. What home remedies can I use?

I wake up in the middle of the night with both a runny and blocked nose. No meds to take. What home remedies can I use?

Check environment: I'm guessing something is present in your bedroom you are sensitive to. Start by doing a 'mega-cleaning' to your bedroom. Get rid of things that trap dust, cover your mattress and pillows with a completely enclosed vinyl casing before the linens go on, and make sure you wash bedding at least twice weekly. Try saline rinse and neti pot (both available over the counter) when symptoms do occur. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is throwing up Dark Green Fluids after a night of drinking . What should we do or what medications will help us ?

My boyfriend is throwing up Dark Green Fluids after a night of drinking . What should we do or what medications will help us ?

Vomiting Bile: I would recommend evaluation at the nearest ER or Urgent care. He is vomiting bile, which can be a sign of small bowel obstruction. IV fluids, anti-nausea meds, and a work-up including blood tests and X-Rays will be in order. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the stress of exams..I'm in pharmacy collage in my 4th year and the exsams are killing me..Can you help me please ?

What can I do to reduce the stress of exams..I'm in pharmacy collage in my 4th year and the exsams are killing me..Can you help me please ?

Tune in & tap: Stress is often a function of overreacting to the situation with distressing thoughts. Practice dropping the thoughts and taking slow deep breaths as best you can. Stress can also be eased by tapping with your fingers at the following locations: forehead, under eyes, under nose, under bottom lip, and upper chest. This is referred to as energy tapping. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent waking up with a sore back and legs after working out?

What can I do to prevent waking up with a sore back and legs after working out?

Stretch before bed: Sometimes. Simple stretches prior to going to sleep help. Also check to see if your mattress is ok. Sometimes, a couple of advil (ibuprofen) with a snack before bed as well can help as long as there are no reasons why you cannot use that type of medication. ...Read more

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What's a good way to prevent a cold ? I was working outside in the cold rain all day . What can I do to not get sick ?

What's a good way to prevent a cold ? I was working outside in the cold rain all day . What can I do to not get sick ?

Rest, warmth, avoid: Your immune system can fight infection best when you have had adequate sleep, good nutrition, adequate fluids to drink, and of course, lack of exposure to viruses. Avoid places you could pick something up like a pharmacy with ill patients waiting and rest. Stay warm. Take care. Zinc and vitamin C in moderation. Stay away from Echinacea except for a few days. ...Read more

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I had the flue for a week felt better and the same side of my face is stopped up yet again! how can I relieve all the pressure at home! killing me!

I had the flue for a week felt better and the same side of my face is stopped up yet again! how can I relieve all the pressure at home! killing me!

Neti pot!: A great way to decrease facial pain and press when the source is congestion is the use of an over the counter decongestant, assuming you have no allergies to it, and a neti pot! a neti pot is a way to run warm salted water through your sinuses to help clean it out. You can typically buy this in your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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I woke up sick this morning and I have a big speech coming up on wednesday night, what is the fastest way to get better from cold?

I woke up sick this morning and I have a big speech coming up on wednesday night, what is the fastest way to get better from cold?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What to do if i woke up with a sore throat and I have track practice in 2 hours. Can i just sooth the pain for then or even better, get rid of it?

If it is a viral: Or bacterial infection - don't think you'll get rid of it in two hours. If you feel sick- i would hold off on track practice. . Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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