What to Do when you’re Feeling blue
Part of adulthood means taking care of yourself and knowing what to do when sick days strike. Dr. Gia Sison, MD, occupational and family medicine specialist, gives us the 411 on how to deal when you’re under the weather.
Menstrual cramps you can take a primrose oil capsule, but if your cycle is regular (every 26 to 28 days), take a pain reliever a day before your first day so the pain will be tolerable. Migraine take a pain reliever, and avoid chocolate and caffeine during attacks. vitamin B complex is also very helpful in reducing the frequency of these headaches. allergy attack avoid exposure to allergens such as dust, strong perfume, and smoke, and take an antihistamine like Claritin or a decongestant like decolgen. a take your temperature using a digital thermometer. a low- grade fever (or means your body temp is between 37.9 to 38.2° C. down a paracetamol tablet like Biogesic and drink lots of fluids–fevers make us dehydrated, so make sure to keep chugging water. loose bowel Movement (lbm) LBM is the passage of loose, watery stools more than three to four times a day. take an oral rehydration solution (ORS) to keep it at bay, but if you don’t have one, try this homemdade remedy: mix teaspoon of salt with 6 level teaspoons of sugar mixed in 1 liter of distilled water. When recovering, go for the Brat diet—bananas, Rice, apple, and toast. the low fiber contents will act as a “binder” and help you recover faster. constipation Eat a lot of fiber rich food such as brown bread, pineapples, and leafy green veggies.
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