It’s world water day:Here’s what to know about water borne illness
Mar22

It’s world water day:Here’s what to know about water borne illness

Water borne illnesses are portable water and recreational water associated diseases. Water outbreak agents are bacterial, viral , parasitic and chemical agents that cause water borne diseases Routes of transmission Water borne illnesses are gotten from contaminated water by ingestion or consumption of water, through dermal contact, which is contact of the water with skin or mucous membranes or through inhalation, by breathing in mist...

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Doctor’s desk: Nigerians should stop using tetracycline and flagyl for diarrhoea, stomach discomfort, etc
Mar06

Doctor’s desk: Nigerians should stop using tetracycline and flagyl for diarrhoea, stomach discomfort, etc

Really it’s very bad to use antibiotics this way. Tetracycline and flagyl (metronidazole) are antibiotics and they should only be used when prescribed by doctors. If you have a running stomach, what you can buy over the counter to relieve it are antimotility drugs. Antimotility drugs are medications taken to stop frequent or watery stool as in cases of diarrhoea disease. One common antimotility you can get in town easily is...

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How to prepare oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children-Part 1
Jan15

How to prepare oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children-Part 1

Introduction to hydration/dehydration Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. What is the normal level of hydration? Water is the most abundant body constituent. It accounts for 75 – 80% of the...

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