Tetanus: be careful in the country
In the summer, in the midst of the summer season, you need to be especially careful when taking time to take preventive measures to prevent infection with a dangerous disease…

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Insect bites: how to protect health and provide first aid
Summer time is not without insects. But the bites of some of them cause not only an allergic reaction: often an infection gets into the wound at the site of…

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Pneumonia: how not to miss pneumonia

In patients with pneumonia, the “classic” history of the disease: caught a cold, was treated, began to recover, but … The temperature returned, the cough, shortness of breath appeared. It is very important not to miss the beginning of the development of the disease and to diagnose the disease in time.
How not to miss the development of pneumonia? What is the danger of this ailment and is it necessary, if pneumonia is suspected, a chest X-ray is performed? Let’s see.
What types of pneumonia are
Pneumonia (pneumonia) is an infection of the lungs. There are several types of disease: bacterial pneumonia, viral, atypical (the disease is caused by so-called “atypical” pathogens – chlamydia, etc.), fungal. About half of the cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses. There are viral pneumonia on the background of the cold season and under the influence of the same viruses that cause influenza and ARVI. Children are more prone to this type of disease. Continue reading

What is the danger of measles and how to protect yourself?

In connection with a measles outbreak, you need to know what the disease is and how to avoid it. Informed means armed.
What is special about measles?
Measles is a disease of acute viral nature. The main cunning of the disease is the very rapid spread by airborne droplets. It is very contagious. If a person has never received a vaccine and does not have immunity due to a previous illness, with a probability of 99% he will catch the infection when he comes in contact with measles.
Another insidious aspect of the virus is that there is no effective prevention to prevent it. Continue reading

Poisoning food or alcohol on vacation: what to do?

The season of picnics and vacations began, and with it the risk of food poisoning increased. In the heat, food spoils much faster, and if, in addition, you have not roasted meat for shashlik or poorly washed vegetables, then the long-awaited outdoor recreation can result in vomiting, diarrhea (diarrhea), etc.
What to do when food poisoning
If after eating food, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, then urgently need medical assistance. Especially if, in addition to these symptoms, the body temperature rose above 38 degrees, and chills began: such signs indicate a serious intestinal infection. Continue reading

"Caught" tick: how to remove an insect without harm to health
Camping, unfortunately, often spoils insects - especially ticks. This year they are especially active and dangerous: ixodic ticks that live in Ukraine are carriers of tick-borne borreliosis or Lyme disease.…

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Bitterness in mouth, heartburn and abdominal pain: how to suspect bile reflux
Problems in the biliary tract often have characteristic symptoms. Most often, the reflux of bile in the stomach and esophagus occurs during the development of gastroduodenal reflux: this condition occurs…

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Tuberculosis is not only a disease of the poor: who risk getting sick
Tuberculosis is known to mankind since the Stone Age, but even modern society is not immune from this disease. March 24, World Tuberculosis Day. Since 1995 in the country, this…

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