Intro to healthexplain. Let me know of any questions you have or any constructive criticism! Expect healthexplain OC in the near future about one of the topics
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Intro to healthexplain

Let me know of any questions you have or any constructive criticism! Expect healthexplain OC in the near future about one of the topics I mentioned.

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Submitted: 04/06/2014
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User avatar #11 - securityexplain (04/06/2014) [+] (11 replies)
Excellent! I was just thinking about something today, and you, healthexplain, might be able to answer it.

Am I still at risk from contracting disease against which I was vaccinated from other un-vaccinated people?
User avatar #12 to #11 - healthexplain (04/06/2014) [-]
Unfortunately the answer is yes, you can still get the disease even if you were vaccinated against it. Vaccines never have 100% accuracy, so out of the people who get vaccinated some will still get sick for a variety of different reasons. Not having enough antigens produced after the vaccine, the body not responding to the vaccine, or the virus mutating so that the vaccine for the old strain no longer works against the new one. This is the reason why we have to get a flu shot every year. Depending on the vaccine you're wondering about, your risk of getting sick will vary. Some vaccines need booster shots, for example Tetanus needs a booster shot every ten years or so. People who've only received a measles vaccine as a kid and are now in their 20s should get a booster. If you let me know of a specific disease you were thinking of, I can probably let you know how likely you are to still get sick.
#9 - captnnorway (04/06/2014) [+] (1 reply)
healthexplain, my throat hurts a lot. Usually drinking something soothes the pain, but not today. I got my physics midterm tomorrow, and I'd rather not be sick during it. What do?
#10 to #9 - healthexplain (04/06/2014) [-]
Unfortunately it's hard to get better in one day, but there are a few things you can do to make life more bearable for your exam. The obvious first thing to do would be drinking tea, I've learned that one of the best teas for this is Chamomile, add some lemon juice and honey (natural) to it and it should help at least a little bit. Honey has antibacterial properties so if you have a bacterial infection (very likely) it will help kill some of the bacteria. Be careful about when you drink it because Chamomile will make you tired and sleepy. Depending on what's available where you are, throat lozenges of any kind will be your best friends. My personal favourite is Fisherman's Friend because they're really strong and the lemon ones are very tasty, there's always Halls too, but be careful not to accidentally buy the Vitamin C ones! (I've totally done that before). Other than that, drink lots of fluids to make sure you stay hydrated and get as much rest as you can. Hope that helps and good luck on your test!
#2 - ffffffffuuuuuuuu (04/06/2014) [+] (6 replies)
healthexplain I've been sick for the past week. The first day I has a sore throat and nausea/vomiting, no diarrhea, every day after I've felt fine except for a couple times throughout the day I suddenly get super nauseous and feel like vomiting. I think it might be carbon monoxide poisoning because I have a bad exhaust leak in the engine bay of my car and can smell it sometimes. I know you're just supposed to help with getting jokes and stuff but I figured I'd ask.
#3 to #2 - healthexplain (04/06/2014) [-]
The problem with Carbon Monoxide poisoning is that it has such vague symptoms. It's definitely a possibility since you mentioned your car exhaust leaking which is one of the leading causes of CM poisoning. Do you spend a lot of time in your car? In general you would get dizzy and nauseous as you said. The one thing that's throwing me off is the sore throat which may be either a coincidence or an indication that you have something else. What you can do to check for an infection by either a virus or a bacteria is check to see if your lymph nodes are swollen. To do this, just put your middle and index fingers under your jaw (towards your windpipe) and see if there are any lumps that you can feel. If that is the case, you probably have a bacterial or viral infection. If not, you may be right and you may have CM poisoning. I would suggest going to a doctor as they will be able to determine what it is and give you proper treatment. Even if it isn't Carbon Monoxide poisoning, you should try to get your car fixed as soon as you can because it can be very dangerous. Hope that helps!
#1 - healthexplain (04/06/2014) [-]
I just realized the title is slightly off centered and it's annoying me...
I just realized the title is slightly off centered and it's annoying me...
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