How to deal with Flu in Children and Adults

How to deal with Flu in Children and Adults

The symptoms of flu in adults differ significantly in children. In children, flu is often mistaken for a stomach bug the reason is that the symptoms of flu in kids include vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. It is often a bit hard to tell when a child has flu, this is because of the symptoms as mentioned earlier. During the early days of flu condition in kids, it is quite intense than a cold, and it tends to be even worse at the beginning of the illness. Some of the symptoms of flu in children include a high level of fever which can raise the body temperature up to 40 degree centigrade.

 

 

A kid with flu will experience a sore throat and dry hacking cough. Shakes, chill and extreme tiredness are associated with flu in kids. It is known that the influenza virus is responsible for causing Flu, and the virus is of three different types, the types A, B, and C. The types A and B are not often experienced frequently rather, they cause yearly cases. On the part of type C, it creates the more widespread cases of flu but, its symptoms are often milder than that of types A and B. Flu in kids is highly contagious since they share close space such as what they do in school. Flu quickly spread when a droplet coughed by an infected person is inhaled. It can also be spread with the direct contact with spit or mucus of individual treating the condition.

Flu is a common infection that affects people of all ages. It is a viral infection that affects the throat, lungs, and nose. The medical condition is caused by the influenza virus and is associated with an increase in the chances of developing strokes and heart attacks in adults. The same influenza viruses that cause flu in kids are also responsible for the occurrence in adults, the types A, B and C virus. Older adults and individuals with a chronic condition have a higher risk of flu complications, however, obese people and pregnant women.

The symptoms of flu in adults include persistent or severe vomiting, confusion, shortness or difficulty in breathing and a sudden feeling of dizziness. Flu also has signs of pressure or pain in the abdomen or chest, severe cough, and fever. There are ways through which adults and children can avoid flu, one of the ways is by getting vaccination on a yearly basis. You don’t need to wait until you get the flu before you can start treating it, getting the vaccine will help to prevent the occurrence of the condition.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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The Health Benefits of Honey

The Health Benefits of Honey

Honey can be classified as a food or medicine. This classification was due to its richness in health benefits. As food, it contains nutrients that are high in several health benefits while as a medicine, honey contains rich plant compounds which makes it potent in treating many medical conditions. Honey has been around and is one of the oldest known sweeteners on earth, and you can reap incredible benefits from swapping sugar with it. The production process of honey plays a vital role in the beneficial nature of the sweetener. Honey is made from nectar from bees, and this nectar contains hundreds of healthy compounds which are found in honey.

 

 

Due to its many health benefits, honey has been an integral element of some traditional medicines, and not only in conventional medications, but the element is making a breakthrough in modern medicine with researchers finding its benefits as it relates to modern science. Honey is an instrumental and versatile element that can be consumed with ease. It can be absorbed directly on its own and can also be taken mixed with other food. The taste and health benefits of honey have made the element famous among many cultures in the world. Below are some of the essential health benefits of honey.

Honey decreases the effects of ulcer

It is shown by different studies that honey is effective in reducing the impacts of ulcers and other forms of disorder as related to bacterial gastroenteritis.

Fight against heart disease and

Honey is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. These compounds are effective in reducing the risk factor of heart disease and cancer. Consuming more honey by people treating these medical conditions may benefit their health and aid their recovering.

Decreases throat irritation caused by a cough

Buckwheat honey helps in relieving cough. These findings were backed by a study that found out that a dose of this type of honey is as efficient as a single dose of dextromethorphan in treating nocturnal cough.

Help in lowering blood pressure

People treating high blood pressure can benefit immensely from the regular consumption of honey, this is because the antioxidant composition of the element help in reducing the effects of blood pressure.

Hastens wound and burns healing

The health benefits of honey are not restricted internally, but the external application of the element on wounds and injuries enhances the healing process. The antibacterial nature of honey with the drying effect possessed by sugar gives honey the high healing powers of the element.

Improves the immune system

Honey is of different types. The intake of Manuka honey enhances the release of immune cells

Help in regulation of blood sugar

Honey contains simple sugar but, it’s different from artificial sweeteners or white sugar. The fructose and glucose contained in the element assist the body in regulating the levels of blood sugar.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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