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How To Get Sick
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What are you referring to when you write "sick" & "sprinkles"?
Are you referring to having cold or flu symptoms? Do these symptoms only arise with rain or if the temperature decreases?
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Illness vs season: Contrary to popular belief, sickness/illness aren't caused by season per se but by germs. In other words, winter season isn't why someone gets a cold. Colds are caused by viruses which you can pick up year round. But perhaps certain viruses can survive better in colder climates which explains influenza season every winter (http://www. Popsci. Com/science/article/2013-01/fyi-why-winter-flu-season). ...Read more
Depends: I have no reservations in giving routine vaccines to a toddler with minor illness. If they are marginal in their ability to keep fluids down, fevers in excess of 101, lethargic or otherwise worrisome, I would reschedule them for a week later and give the vaccines when the worst has passed. ...Read more
Nothings perfect: Our immune system keeps us from getting sick more than we know but influenza constantly mutates so it can get around the immune system. On the other hand if our immune system is too strong it attacks our own body like rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, or the terrible skin disorder pyoderma gangrenosum. ...Read more
Depends on severity:
Depending on what type and how severe it can range form feeling tired to fainting. Also how fast you become anemic plays a role. Acute anemia, like in a bedding can make someone very ill while some people with chronic iron deficiency anemia may just feel tired or dizzy (body compensates for it)
Ask your doctor what kind it is and how to treat it. In women with menses iron deficiency is more common ...Read more
Tips: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Microorganisms: Are the cause of sickness. And the aerobic environment promotes bacterial reproduction. Excess microorganisms cause sickness. ...Read more
Please tell my teen this is how to get real sick (foodborne illness) = eat from street vendors. Am I right?
No: Sorry, it's not always true. Street vendors may or may not be licensed. Those that are have to pass inspections just as stringent as restaurants. Most cases of food-borne illness occur from eating home-cooked meals. Are you going to tell your teen not to eat at home? The take-home message is know your food sources, prepare and store hygienically and cook appropriately. ...Read more
?: Who knows, just don't do it & u should b fine. ...Read more
How come I get sick to my stomach out of nowhere sometimes? Also tight bras or waistbands will upset my stomach, will throw up if emotionally upset to
Wash your hands: By far the best thing that you can do to prevent getting sick easily is washing your hands. General health practices like this are often overlooked but can make a major difference. This is especially true during seasons where a lot of your friends or coworkers may be sick. A flu vaccine can also be a great way to stay healthy during flu season and is strongly recommended. ...Read more
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
I was sick in mid October, last week and now I'm sick again. Is it normal to get sick this many times? How can I preven getting sick so often?
Depends: It depends upon what you mean by sick. Are you getting colds? During this time of year many people get colds and viruses. They best ways to protect yourself from this kind of infection is to eat healthy food, get plenty of rest and always wash hands frequently. Avoid crowded places where people are coughing and sneezing and don't smoke. Good luck to you. ...Read more
How often do you get sick with full blown AIDS and how often do you get sick if you are a rapid progressor? What type of sickness do we get in this?
AIDS: Hard to say how often one will be sick once AIDS is present, but the risk of dying and being sick from other opportunistic infections is high without treatment, diseases such as tuberculosis, lymphoma, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus infection etc... are very prevalent in AIDS ...Read more
Everyone in my family is getting sick! I'm literally the only one who is not sick. How can I not get sick?
Luck?: You could have a very robust immune system or you are just more hygienic and wash your hands more than others. ...Read more
My mum vomited all last night, no other symptoms, I'm scared she has virus and will pass it to me, I have exams to do how do I not get sick?
Staying well: Since you don't know what caused your mum to be ill, it may be hard to avoid it. If she was sick with food poisoning, you are safe if you didn't eat the same thing. If it is viral, not sharing eating or drinking utensils or food and always washing your hands after having contact with her or her dining supplies would help. But if she was contagious before she had symptoms, you may still get it. ...Read more
I'm worried because my sister just got sick and threw up in my bath room. I'm so scared of throwing up please help. How do I not get sick, what do you suggest?
A THROWING UP SISTER: JUST KEEP AWAY FROM YOUR SISTER AND YOUR SISTER'S BELONGINGS FOR AWHILE. IF YOU HAVEN'T TOUCHED ANY OF HER THINGS, KEEP AWAY FROM THEM UNTIL A DOCTOR CAN DETERMINE WHAT THE CAUSE WAS. ...Read more
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
I have terrible stomach pain. Often when I eat no matter what it is or how bland I get very sick and I'm in a lot of pain.?
Stomach pain: Stomach pain might be caused by a lot of conditions, stomach ulcers might cause this pain, can you check your stool color if you found tarry specks in your stool then it is probably bleeding in stomach caused by the ulcer, the pain might also be bacterial infection in your stomach, please go to doctor to help you and prescribe treatment. ...Read more
Part of life: If you're talking about cold viruses, you can't: they're just part of living. The best thing you can do is to wash your hands frequently when there are colds being passed around in the community, but most adults get about two colds per year no matter what they do. ...Read more
Many: Rest, fluids, avoid exposures to extreme heat or cold, perhaps some low dose vitamin c. The best of all is washing your hands, and wiping down surfaces and keeping your hands away from your face. If you are rested, hydrated, eating nutritiously, sleeping 8 hours, and using good hygiene, that is about all you can do. Hand sanitizers help. Avoid being around those you know are ill. ...Read more
How can I prevent getting sick? ...I don't feel sick at all but I do feel at the top of my mouth getting sore like when you accendentally choke onwater
I'm coming back from being sick with a respiratory bug to an office full of people who have the stomach flu. How can I prevent getting sick with this?
Avoidance is best.: Of course good hygiene practice. A natural approach I have see includes the following: Vit. C 4 gm/d, Vit. D 50, 000 IU for 5 days and then drop to 5000 IU daily, and Homeopahtics for viruses. ...Read more
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