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Doctor insights on: How To Get Sick

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How come I get sick when it sprinkles?

How come I get sick when it sprinkles?

More specifics please: 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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How can you get sick in the winter?

How can you get sick in the winter?

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

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Can you tell me how to get a sick toddler vaccinated?

Can you tell me how to get a sick toddler vaccinated?

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

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Could you tell me if our body has strong immune system then how come we get sick?

Could you tell me if our body has strong immune system then how come we get sick?

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

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How can you get sick with anemia?

How can you get sick with anemia?

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

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How to stop getting sick when you get your period?

How to stop getting sick when you get your period?

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

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How do people get sick with leprosy? Are you born with it, is it air born, is it like a germ?

How do people get sick with leprosy? Are you born with it, is it air born, is it like a germ?

Leprosy: Not born with it. Not airborne. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. Armadillos are a vector for Leprosy. ...Read more

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Everyone in my family is getting sick! I'm the only one who is not sick, how to not get sick?

Everyone in my family is getting sick! I'm the only one who is not sick, how to not get sick?

Staying well: Washing hands after touching potentially contaminated surfaces is a simple and effective way to stay healthy when around others who are ill. Ask family members to cover sneezes and coughs. ...Read more

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How do people get sick when exposed to fecal waste in water when it's our own feces?

How do people get sick when exposed to fecal waste in water when it's our own feces?

Microorganisms: Are the cause of sickness. And the aerobic environment promotes bacterial reproduction. Excess microorganisms cause sickness. ...Read more

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Please tell my teen this is how to get real sick (foodborne illness) = eat from street vendors. Am I right?

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

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How come I get sick to my stomach and vomit when I get a migraine headache?

How come I get sick to my stomach and vomit when I get a migraine headache?

See below: Nausea and vomiting are very frequent with migraines. It appears to be due to vascular changes in your head that cause the nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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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

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

You may have GERD: Or gastritis. It is concerning that you are getting nausea with tight fitting clothing and especially, with emotional upset. Time to see a GI expert and get an upper endoscopy, ultrasound and blood testing: do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting sick easily?

How to prevent getting sick easily?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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HOw can I get very sick very fast?

Illness: Avoid contact with your mucus membranes (noes and mouth) after contacting others (either handshake, public door knobs, next to someone who has coughed or sneezed). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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.?

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

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How can I stop getting sick with viruses?

How can I stop getting sick with viruses?

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

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How can I prevent getting sick after kissing my boyfriend who has the flu?

How can I prevent getting sick after kissing my boyfriend who has the flu?

See below: If you are current for flu immunization, the chance to get flu is minimal. As a precaution, a good hand wash, avoidance of touching eyes or nostril with finger, and gurgling with listerine would be of help. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting sick in the future and especially during cold and flu season?

How can I avoid getting sick in the future and especially during cold and flu season?

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

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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

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

Live healthy: Eat well balanced healthy meals, drink plenty of water, get a full nights sleep, be nice to others, laugh, enjoy life, and this lifestyle will help you stay happy and healthy. ...Read more

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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?

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