Have you ever gone to the doctor because of your illness? How do you feel when you are ill?
Cold, tooth decay, headache, and some minor skin problems like scabies and tinea flava are COMMON ILLNESSES that are often ignored. What would happen if you do not do something with these illnesses?
Do you have a fever, headache, or running nose? You may have a COLD.
A cold, even if it is a common illness, should be treated because it may lead to other common serious diseases.
If you have a cold, stay at home and rest. Eat lightly and drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Keep your windows open to get plenty of fresh air. Blow your nose gently and use your own handkerchiefs.
If a cold persists that home remedy doesn't work, see a doctor and take only PRESCRIBED medicine.
Many painkillers and decongestants are available from pharmacies without a prescription. They're generally safe for older children and adults to take, but might not be suitable for babies, young children, pregnant women, people with certain underlying health conditions, and those taking certain other medications. Speak to a pharmacist if you're unsure.
Toothache and Tooth Decay
A toothache is experienced when one feels pain because of tooth decay or tooth cavity. This usually happens when a person does not brush his teeth regularly. Plaque forms on the tooth and as it builds up, a cavity of the hole is formed. When the cavity reaches the roots, the tooth becomes painful.
When you have a toothache, GARGLE with warm water and salt solution for at least 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1/2 glass of water. Putting oil of cloves in the cavity will ease the pain but you should see a dentist right away if these home remedies don't work.
Sore Throat and Tonsillitis
Open your mouth, put your tongue out, and look inside your mouth in front of the mirror. Do you see swollen and reddish or inflamed parts? You may have TONSILLITIS.
Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsil. In this condition, the tonsils are attached by a virus and become swollen, reddish, and sore.
If you have tonsillitis, you should see a doctor if not treated at home. You should also rest, drink plenty of water and fruit juices, and eat soft and nutritious food. Gargle with warm water and salt solution every hour.
Constipation is a condition when your body cannot get rid of your FECES easily and regularly. This is usually indicated by hard, painful bowel movement because of lack of liquid in the feces.
At the onset of irregularity, drink plenty of water or juices, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. See a doctor when the home treatments are not working and if symptoms persist.
The severity of constipation varies from person to person. Many people only experience constipation for a short time, but for others, constipation can be a long-term (chronic) condition that causes significant pain and discomfort and affects quality of life.
It is a condition when foods in the intestines move very fast and plenty of water moves with them. This is the reason for watery feces. This often happens when you eat or drink contaminated foods. When not treated at home immediately, the disease could worsen to DYSENTERY or typhoid fever. If diarrhea bowel movement is not disposed of carefully and germs contaminate the water supply, there will be an epidemic. You should consult a doctor when symptoms persist.
Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating of spoiled foods. If foods are not properly stored and are left in moist, warm places, bacteria GROW and MULTIPLY in them. The bacteria produce harmful poisonous wastes that spoil the food. Noodles, salads, and custards easily get spoiled. If you eat spoiled food, you become sick. Stomach ache, vomiting, or dizziness may happen a few hours after eating spoiled foods. See a doctor at once IF NOT TREATED AT HOME.
Botulism is a food poisoning caused by bacteria in canned foods. The can bulge because of the poisonous gases produced by the bacteria inside the can. Botulism is dangerous.
To prevent food poisoning, remember these things:
- Cook meat and fish properly.
- Wash raw food well before eating them.
- Wash hands with soap and water before preparing or handling food.
- Keep leftover foods in the refrigerator.
- Cold foods should be kept cold until served.
- Throw away leftover foods with strange appearance and odor. Never taste them.
Common Skin Problems
Skin problems are common among growing teenagers. Sweat and oil glands in the skin become active and produce excessive sweat and oil, leading to pimples. When bacteria act on these waste products, a foul odor arises. Keeping the body clean by daily bathing can skin prevent skin problems. However, there are other organisms that cause skin problems even if you keep yourself clean always.
Body odor. Bacteria is the main cause of the disease. A person has always a foul odor and itchiness. To treat it, keep your body clean always and apply deodorant after bathing. Take a bath daily for PREVENTION.
Ringworm. A person has FUNGI in the body. The signs are itchy ring-like rashes. See for your doctor for treatment. Keeping your body clean is prevention CAN BE DONE AT HOME.
Impetigo. A person is exposed to bacteria. The signs are small ITCHY BLISTERS, open blisters that give off yellowish sticky material. See a doctor for treatment. To prevent the disease, keep your body clean, a daily routine at home and avoid contact with an infected person.
Scabies. Itch mite is its cause. The signs are ITCHING AT NIGHT; black itchy dots on the wrists and other soft parts of the body. See a doctor if symptoms persist. To prevent the problem, keep the body clean with a sanitized surrounding. Use your own things. This is a simple home remedy but effective.
Headlice. The cause is lice. Signs are LICE EGGS in hair and itchiness. Use a special shampoo to eliminate it from your hair. Stay away from the infected person. Keep your body clean.
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