I'm getting sick way too often. Help!?
Topic: I'm getting sick way too often. Help!?
April 24, 2019 / By Dodge Question:
I'm a high school student and I've gotten sick three times in the past month and am down today with my fourth sickness so far in the past two months. My last cold lasted 2 weeks! I hate this. How can I prevent getting sick so often?
I have a good sleep schedule, eat very healthy, and take lots of vitamins a day. Recently I've been taking echinacea (sp?) to build up my immune system. Nothing seems to help. What's going on? Also, these colds involve a LOT of phlegm. I lose my voice sometimes, or it cracks, etc.
Thanks for any advice/help!
Best Answers: I'm getting sick way too often. Help!?
Booker | 5 days ago
Alot of the time when recurrent illness is an issue- there is an underlying illness that is compromising your immune system. While it is busy trying to deal with the other infection, it has no barriers for others. Have you sought medical advice on this issue? I reccomend you do. For a young, healthy individual to be recurrently sick/unwell, there is something wrong. Due to all the illness you have had, you may also be immune sensitive- it's basically just that your body never quite fully heals itself before you get ill again, thus keeping you in a state of illness. There are multivitamins and herbal supplements for this, but I recommend seeing your GP in order to find out what exactly is going on internally.
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Originally Answered: I`m sick, 102.2F!?
Azithromycin can cause upset stomach. Also, they don't work instantly. It usually takes three days of antibiotic therapy to start feeling better.
You can eat anything you feel like eating. The empty stomach part refers to taking the medication 1 hour prior to eating or at least 2 hours after a meal. Make sure you drink a lot of fluids. Staying well hydrated will help you feel better faster.
Your doctor prescribed antibiotics because she felt you had a bacterial infection of some sort, as antibiotics will not work on viral infections. You didn't mention your diagnosis or when you saw your doctor, but if three days haven't passed, give it some time. If three full days have passed and you aren't better, you need to telephone your doctor and let her know. And do take Tylenol if your temperature goes above 101, but no more often than every 4 hours and in the appropriate dose.
Colds are viral and usually do not cause a temperature elevation, or not much of one. There must be something else going on.
Originally Answered: I`m sick, 102.2F!?
Azithromycin is a very good antibiotic. Try taking it with some dry toast or crackers. Your doctor must think you have an infection. You really have to keep the pills in your system in order for them to work. You may not feel them working, but they are. If you normally take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches, call the doctor back & see if it's okay that you take Motrin (ibuprofen) because I know for me, I take Motrin for minor headaches, but when I'm sick, the only thing that works is Tylenol.
Sorry if that sounded mixed up. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say.
The diagnosis had to be more then a cold because antibiotics wouldn't help a cold. You can't get rid of the cold, you have to try to ease the symptoms.
You may have allergies that are sapping your immune system. Especially if your house or school(or whereever else you spend alot of time) are older buildings. My entire family suffers from such allergies. And the symptoms are about the same as yours. We tend to be more sensitive to dust, mold, mildew and such. So maybe just as a test, take some claritin for a few days and see if there's any difference.
Other than that, I don't know what to tell you. I've read that eating alot of dairy can cause symptoms like that. Also drinking alot of water can make you less likely to lose your voice when you get colds. Good Luck
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It could be Staff or you could possibly just need to wash your hands more often. Have you gone to a doctor?
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Originally Answered: Why am I always sick?
Extra vitamin C helps to boost your immune system. One or two gm a day would be a suitable amount.
The two natural antibiotics colloidal silver and garlic oil, taken every day, also help.
Echinacea is only suitable for very short term use. If you keep taking it for a long term it may actually weaken your immune system.