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Infections

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Muscle aches, sweating, fever, headaches, chills and fatigue are the most common symptoms in infections, but there are also other symptoms that is specific to different types of infections.
Most of the time bacteria and viruses are fighting our body trying in invade it. If they do succeed to get on or inside they try to survive so that they can reproduce. Most viruses and bacteria do not succeed because we have a very good defense system.
What is meant by infection is how our body reacts when those how survived is preying on our health cells and tissue.
Our body has a very quick response to stop all infections. But there are sometimes when that does not happen because our immune system is not functioning as it should and because it is weak.

Causes

 

We get infected because viruses, fungi and bacteria invaded our body tissue and is stealing nutrients from our health cells, and some parasites release toxins that kill our healthy cells.
It is very easy for micro-organisms to infect our ears, genitals, eyes, mouth and the skin itself. Some of them enter right into your bloodstream
When food poisoning happens it is when pathogen (invading bacteria) has managed to enter the gastrointestinal tract, this happens normally when food or water has been contaminated.
By ingesting or inhaling a viruses this is when most respiratory infection common flu mild forms of pneumonia and clods are caused.
Some of the infections stay at one place but some can spread though the whole body.
Your doctor can determine where the infection is and if it is severity just by doing some tests.

Dietary Considerations

 

By trying the most incredible diet in the world may not protect you form every germ or bug. However it will help your body to cope with some of the germs or bugs.
You should eat more vegetables and fresh fruits- especially if the food is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E ( seeds and seed oils, wheat germ) vitamin A . Selenium will also be present in brown rice, low-fat dairy produce, wheat and poultry. And you should also eat more liver, nuts, cheddar cheese, beans, brewer’s yeast, oysters, fish, and lentils which are also rich sources of zinc and cytokine.
Try to avoid refined foods, caffeine and alcohol.

Prevention

 

By being vaccinated will help to prevent infections.
You should also be care with meats and always keep them fridge. and remember to wash your hands before and after touching them.
And also practice good personal hygiene.

When to seek further professional advice

 

When you or your child develops a high fever and if you have any of the symptoms that are listed above and they do not responds with treatments

Alternative/Natural Treatments

To help combat infections try good nutrition, stress-reducing activities and rest.
Herbal Treatments - herbs that may help for infections are- garlic, tea tree oil, aniseed, goldenseal, Echinacea, myrrh, pay d’arco, horseradish and eucalyptus.
Aroma therapy - use a warm compress on the affected are with geranium in it to help for colds and coughs you should also try inhaling grapefruit oil, lemon or lime oil, lemongrass.
Homoeopathic treatments - to help relieve the body of discharge or mucus use Pulsatilla this is great. but make sure you ask for the required dosages.

Traditional Treatment

 

The serious infectious med or require medical treatment but if the infection is minor it will clear up on it’s own.
Most infections are treated with antibiotics but this may not always work against viral infections. And if this is the case the doctor can normally only relieve the symptoms and this will help the body to heal itself.
To help speed up recovery from minor infection and help with the symptoms you should try an over the counter and prescription medication.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-23