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What Sickness Is Going Around
Always something : There is almost always some contagious disease going around. Much depends on the season and the region of the country you live in. Some studies have shown that the average adult gets 12-18 viral infections per year, and the average child getting 18-24 per year. Most of these infections occur in or around the winter season. See your doctor if you don't improve or notice worsening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good hygeine: Your best bet in avoiding getting sick during the winter is to wash you hands frequently wit soap and water, use hand moisturizer to prevent skin cracking, avoid people who appear sick ( coughing/ runny nose/ sneezing), wiping down shared office equipment ( especially phones) with a disinfectant wipe, and taking vitamin C 500 mg daily from October through March if you can. ...Read more
I got sick last night around 9:45 its day 2 and 5pm i havent puked since 2 am this morning does this mean the sickness is going away?
Last cycle 01/02/13 this week I have been waking up with bad morning sickness and it goes on threw the day losing appetite of eating. Is this normal?
5yro gets fevers every month & last weeks. No other sickness and they come out of the blue. Tests show she is "normal" but this isn't. Whats going on?
Viruses: Kids on school age and preschoolers may get up to 1-2 cold a month. ...Read more
The BRAT Diet: All over the world mothers use the brat diet when their babies are ill and have diarrhea. This is good even for young adults and adults. B=bananas r=rice or rice waer a= applesause or peeled apples t=unbuttered toast. This is a great place to start to add nutrition back into a diet. It helps bind one up. And, it is safe. ...Read more
We can't tell: Your brother needs to be worked up by a competent physician. If you have questions afterward, we're here for you. ...Read more
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