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.

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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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