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Will A Multivitamin Keep Me From Getting Sick
Can u get sick from just being with someone sick for a few seconds as you can see im scaared of getting sick help me
Are : Are you chronically fearful of getting sick or coming in contact with germs? Like the adrian monk character on the t.V. Series monk. If you find yourself fretting for long periods about contamination, go to great lengths to sanitize things and avoid touching even everyday objects, that could be consistent with obsessive compulsive disorder. That is a very uncomfortable way to live life and can become very consumming. If this describes you, consider seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist as it is treatable. Take care. ...Read more
Prevention: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently ; thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. ...Read more
Overdoses of: The fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e &k are of concern. The others, including c, are easily flushed on a daily basis. Daily dose 200mg-6gm are used.. Linus paulng advocated huge doses as a preventitive. No side effects reported. Acorbic acid is an anti-oxidant. Aid in wound healing. ?Scurvy. ...Read more
Fly when less people: Make sure your child is healthy prior to the flight. Consider flights that are in the middle of the week or off season when planes are less crowded. Consider giving vitamin c if not already taking multivitamins. Flying does not equate with becoming ill, but for some kids ear pain can be a problem. Chat with your child´s doc for the possibility of getting a script for ear pain drops. ...Read more
Im finding antibiotics make me thirsty so i drink more and then lose weight, which i needed to do, will keeping that up keep infection from coming bac?
It depends: Antibiotics can cause dry mucous membranes however so can some of the other meds you take. Unless your doc feels you need to be on some type of chronic suppressive treatment then I would not advise you to continue antibiotics to effect your weight loss. Discuss weight loss regimes with your provider. ...Read more
Can being dehydrated make you forget stuff?in a calling center and cant take lots of bathrm breaks,i forget stuff, how can i stay hydrated like this?
Dehydration can: produce cognitive symptoms like brain fog. SIP water slowly throughout the day rather than drinking large quantities all at once. I see that you are on statin meds. This can also produce memory issues in a sub-set of the folks who use them. Please tell you doc. There is a natural way to lower cholesterol but you would need to see a natural health pro. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I think i am getting sick. my boyfriend keeps telling me to go outside for a walk and get out of the house. What is the proper way to get better fast?
R&R: Usually the fastest way is to eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids (water or juice), and get plenty of rest. avoid alcohol and caffeine. Use OTC medications for symptom management. if not improving or if symptoms worsen visit your health care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What suggestions can you give to keep from catching the flu while being in contact with a sick baby?
Stay active: Car accidents vary greatly in severity, so there is no way to totally prevent soreness in every person. If you are having severe pain and it was a major accident go to the er. If not or you were already checked in the er, try to resume regular activity as much as possible. Gentle stretching and low impact aerobic exercise like walking and swimming can help you recover. See your primary if problem. ...Read more
Keeping not healthy,: why would you want to keep it. Hi-carbohydrate foods & minimal muscle mass most consistent with adding body fat, depending on quantities (Not calories). But, since ?ed stored body fat (provided food remains available) is strongly associated with ?ed rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, more difficult to move around, shorter/less healthy life spans, etc. So why this goal? ...Read more
I have chronic nausea that makes it impossible to keep food or liquid down, multiple days a week What can I do to keep from getting malnourished?
Treat nausea/vomit: Sounds like you have vomiting as well. Obviously you need to treat the nausea. See a GI specialist &/or integrative MD for a through evaluation. You may have parasites or other chronic infections, heavy metal toxicity or other toxins, poor intestinal motility etc. Are there emotional factors? Many drugs & herbs may help, from Zoran to cannabis, ginger & triphala. Consider acupuncture & homeopathy. ...Read more
Water and lo-cal foo: Hunger is your body's way of telling you that you are eating less than you're taking in -- or losing weight. You can't lose weight without hunger, but you can lessen it by drinking water or eating lo cal foods such as vegetables. Why are you fasting? Is it religious? If not, a good program of caloric reduction and exercise is a lot better and safer. Do something you can continue the rest of life. ...Read more
I am sick a lot of the time. Taking airborne 3 times a day a good thing or should I get my vitamins through actual fruits and vegetables?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. Fresh fruits and veg better because enzymes still alive. Please see doc. Your immunity is probably low. Natural way to boost is w/mushroom caps. ...Read more
Uncomfortable: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world. You will feel sleepy and have poor appetite for a day or so. Additionally your memory and analytical skills will be reduced until you have adapted. Exposure to sunlight, both morning and evening and using your body's natual sleep hormone-melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I work in an office. Wash my hands constantly, eat healthy, get lots of sleep. How else can I prevent getting sick this winter ie cold/flu?
To Avoid Flu: Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash with warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces. Stay away from people who are ill. To avoid flu – get your flu shot each year. ...Read more
I have a house full of people with flu and tonsillitis, how do I prevent my 18 month old daughter who is not sick at the moment from getting sick?
I work in a nursery and a child projectile vomited next to me today, how likely am I to get ill from them? What can I do to stop myself getting ill?
Doubtful contagious: Unless the childs vomited entered your mouth, mucosal areas or was inhaled , it is less likely you will contract anything from the child. I presume the vomit was not on you and if it was, then you washed the vomit off? I would just observe your symptoms, wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face and see a doctor if any symptoms occur. Good luck ...Read more
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