illness prevention

illness prevention

A range of approaches to reducing the risks of ill health and promoting good health.

Illness-preventing manoeuvres
Educating oneself and one’s patients, making healthy lifestyle changes, behaviour modification, access to medication or other interventions that prevent disease onset.
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Patient discussion about illness prevention

Q. If we can get sick all the time- why not take antibiotics all the time and prevent it? I can take antibiotics to my child and prevent his from getting all sort of diseases. And if so- what should I give him?

A. Antibiotics is a last resort, it should only be used when your body immune system had failed. That doesn’t happen as often as it seems. Taking antibiotics without any need leads to bacteria developing resistance to that antibiotic. Today we stand on a time bomb that will go off soon- there are fewer antibiotics coming out to the market each year and bacteria developing resistance to all sorts of antibiotics.
Don’t give your child antibiotics. It’ll only do him damage.

Q. I want to know the healthy diet to prevent future dental illness. Can I get tips from any one here? I again had my dental plaque. My mouth gives me a very bad odor and I am unable to talk or laugh freely. When I eat any chill or even slight cold food my teeth pain increases. I have uncontrollable pain due to the puss formation. I was also bedridden due to a high fever. I am taking medicines now and the doctor has advised me to brush and floss regularly. I don’t want to make this mistake again and land in losing my teeth. So I want to know the healthy diet to prevent future dental illness. Can I get tips from any one here?

A. You must care for your teeth. Ensure you consume 8-10 liters of water as it is shown to prevent bad breath. Reduce in your snack intake which is high in sugar. It’s good to take fruits, vegetables, and milk and dairy products for good health but remember they too have the sugar in them. And if they remain in mouth for long can lead to tooth decay. So you must brush your teeth regularly and twice a day. Apart from the above, do wash your mouth after every meal else the food particles stay in the mouth which not only damages the tooth but also causes bad breath. Meet your dentist for regular checkup.

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