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Doctor insights on: How To Avoid Getting Sick In Daycare

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I am in a family with 3 sick people and I don't want to get sick. How can I avoid getting the virus?

I am in a family with 3 sick people and I don't want to get sick. How can I avoid getting the virus?

Handwashing: Most infections (80-85%) are passed through hand-to-hand contact. Washing your hand frequently in warm soapy water will significantly reduce your chances of an infection. Other things to do include not sharing utensils, cups, toothpaste, hand towels, etc. Having those who are ill to cover his mouth when ever sneezing or coughing will help. ...Read more

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I get the fly or colds very often, how can I strengthen my immune system or avoid getting sick so much?

I get the fly or colds very often, how can I strengthen my immune system or avoid getting sick so much?

Vitamin/sleep/food: There are many causes that people get recurrent infections. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have diabetes or another condition that can make you susceptible to infections. If not then eating a healthy diet, doing regular exercise, drinking water and getting plenty of rest are the best things to boost your immune system. A multivitamin daily could be helpful. Wash hands often. ...Read more

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How do I avoid getting sick from the AC? I always get sore throats that leads to colds from the AC in this very hot weather.

How do I avoid getting sick from the AC? I always get sore throats that leads to colds from the AC in this very hot weather.

Pesky summer colds: Well, I believe air conditioning may only be partially to blame for your summer sore throat. Possibly the air conditioning dries out the air even more and causes throat irritation. Allergies are often more active in summer contributing to post-nasal drip and throat irritation, even sneezing and cold-like symptoms. Viruses causing sore throat circulate all year. Keep air humidified, wash hands. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to get sick from other kids in daycare?

Is it normal for my baby to get sick from other kids in daycare?

Yes: For the first 6 months of daycare, children do tend to catch many colds. It's inevitable and yes, a normal part of being in daycare. It is merely a function of being exposed to many other children who will unknowingly spread viruses before they become sick themselves. Be proactive by making sure your baby is eating and sleeping well and is up to date on all his immunizations. ...Read more

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I work at a daycare and constantly get sick. Know any good ways to go about boosting my immune system?

I work at a daycare and constantly get sick. Know any good ways to go about boosting my immune system?

Vitamin D: According to an increasing number of studies, people with adequate vitamin d levels are less likely to get colds, the flu, etc.. Echinacea, zinc lozenges, and elderberry extract can all be useful to shorten the duration and intensity of a cold if taken regularly within the first 24 hours of symptoms. Agree with good hand washing and keeping them away from your face, and with getting flu shot. ...Read more

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I would like to know the temperature that would be dangerous for my grandchild in daycare that is 2 years old for outdoor play. On friday the 13th of january the temperature was 30 or under with strong wind gusts. She does get sick easily.

I would like to know the temperature that would be dangerous for my grandchild in daycare that is 2 years old for outdoor play. On friday the 13th of january the temperature was 30 or under with strong wind gusts. She does get sick easily.

Many : Many people believe that cold air/weather causes illness, but that is not true. Germs cause illness and the reason why people tend to be sicker in the winter is because they are cooped up inside with other people spreading germs. Going outside and breathing fresh, non-germy air is good for most people. That being said, you don't want children to spend a prolonged period outside in frigid temperatures. Since it is healthy for kids to play outside even when the temperature is cool, many daycares and preschools will allow children to play outside as long as the temperatures are above 30f and the children have proper clothing. It is important that aprents and caregivers make sure each child is appropriately dressed for the activities they will be participating in. If you are concerned, you should call your grandchild's daycare to ask about their weather policy. ...Read more

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My child was exposed to diarrhea at daycare; will she get sick?

My child was exposed to diarrhea at daycare; will she get sick?

Probably yes: A child who is exposed to diarrhea at daycare, will probably get sick because kids at daycare tend to pass germs to one another every day. If the child has protection against the diarrhea, either from having a vaccine (against that exact germ), or from having had the diarrhea illness (caused by the same exact germ) in the past, then the child may get just a mild illness or no illness at all. ...Read more

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Can you only get meningitis if the person you're around has it? Two kids sneezed in my face/around me at daycare but hes not sick..Should i worry?

Can you only get meningitis if the person you're around has it? Two kids sneezed in my face/around me at daycare but hes not sick..Should i worry?

Many other ways: Meningitis can be caused by infections transmitted by human contact (eg. Meningococcal or pneumococcal meningitis), others can be spread by mosquitoes (eg. West nile, eastern equine encephalitis), or are the result of the reactivation of an past infection (like herpes meningitis). Unless you start to get a fever, headache and neck stiffness or pain when you nod your head, don't worry. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to avoid getting sick?

Whats the best way to avoid getting sick?

Stay Healthy : Healthy nutrition, Exercise, Adequate sleep 7-8 hrs a night. Stay away from sick people, hospitals & doctors ...Read more

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How to avoid getting sick if someone in your house is?

How to avoid getting sick if someone in your house is?

Depends: It is difficult not to be exposed to the same thing causing illness in someone you live with. Of course not all disease is infective but many conditions are spread by contact so regular hand washing and disinfection can help. Part of mutual caregiving is to, unfortunately, expose yourself to the sufferer. ...Read more

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Can there be anything else i can do to avoid getting sick this flu/cold season?

Can there be anything else i can do to avoid getting sick this flu/cold season?

Yes: Avoid contact people with upper respiratory infections and wash hands well with warm water and soap (frequentl). Don't touch eyes, nose or mouth without first cleaning hands. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great ways to avoid getting sick?

Can you please tell me about some great ways to avoid getting sick?

Healthy life style: If you keep healthy life style. Good balance and controlled diet, exercise, god sleep and wake up cycle, avoid stress, avoid smoking and other harmful habits. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid getting sick visiting a hospital or nursing home?

What are the best ways to avoid getting sick visiting a hospital or nursing home?

Wash hands: If visiting a patient, who is not in isolation due to an infectious disease, you do not need to take extra precautions than you would in interacting with other people. It would be a good practice to wash your hands with soap or use alcohol gel after the visit. ...Read more

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If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

Flu: Is a self limiting viral disease that can have complications. Healthy people with good immune system get over it without sequelae but the old and the young can have bad complications. Rest, and fluids to avoid dehydration is what is recommended. Don't eat things that can cause diarrhea but fluids is needed. You can't flush your system, your system maintains its own balance. ...Read more

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How do nurses avoid getting infections when they work with sick people all day?

How do nurses avoid getting infections when they work with sick people all day?

Combination of: things to include consistent & adequate hand washing & use of gloves, masks or other Personal protective equipment (PPE) as indicated. ...Read more

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What types of food help avoid getting a cold or sick?

What types of food help avoid getting a cold or sick?

Fruits veggies: A well balanced diet complete with fruits and veggies is essential to avoid colds. Adequate sleep is also a must avoid alcohol and smoking too. Good luck and stay well! ...Read more

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I always get tired especially in the afternoon can u tell me how i can avoid getting tired?

I always get tired especially in the afternoon  can u tell me how i can avoid getting tired?

Tired: Make sure to eat healthy, exercise daily, get a good amount of sleep every night, drink plenty of water, and try to do activities that reduce your stress. If you work at an office where you are sitting down a lot, try walking around or stretching your legs every half hour or hour to get your blood pumping. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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When is best time to get pregnant and which dates are that you can avoid getting pregnant?

When is best time to get pregnant and which dates are that you can avoid getting pregnant?

Not sure...: ...what you're asking. The best time to conceive is when your physical, mental, financial health are optimized, and a caring and committed partner has been selected. ...Read more