How antibiotics work: when they are effective and useless
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest runny nose, while others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach are absolutely…

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Non-childish problems: what is the danger of measles in adults
Although it is considered a childhood infection, measles may well affect an adult. Is an adult likely to get infected? Should he be vaccinated against the disease? How to understand…

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Autumn time: what vitamins do we need in autumn
One of the most persistent misconceptions is that a deficiency of vitamins threatens us only in late winter and early spring. In autumn, there are enough vitamins in the body…

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Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: truth and myths about magic pills

If earlier it was said that all diseases are from nerves, now weakened immunity is blamed for everything. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are proposed – immunomodulators (regulating the immune system) and immunostimulants (enhancing immunity). Advertising promises that as soon as you start taking these miracle pills, your immunity will strengthen and all diseases will recede. Is it so?

In fact, doctors have no consensus on the benefits of drugs that affect the immune system. But they agree on one thing: immunomodulators and immunostimulants should be taken only as directed by a doctor. These drugs are not as harmless as the advertisement claims. They can cause significant harm to health if taken just like that, just in case. Each drug has its own indications, and they must be taken into account. Continue reading

Differences between viral infection and bacterial

Acute respiratory infections always appear out of place. Yesterday, the body was full of strength, and today weakness, fever, runny nose just knocked down. To find the right treatment, you need to figure out who became the culprit of the disease – viruses or bacteria. Of course, doing it yourself is not easy. Nevertheless, there are some tips on how to distinguish a viral infection from a bacterial one.

Why you need to distinguish between viruses and bacteria
In the autumn-winter period, the number of colds increases. Respiratory infections are most often caused by viruses or bacteria. Pathologies provoked by such pathogens have similar symptoms. Therefore, it is very difficult to distinguish between them. Meanwhile, it is necessary to determine the Continue reading

Can a cold be cured in one day?

No one is safe from colds. And for some reason, she always catches up with us at the wrong time: before a responsible exam, on the eve of an important meeting, during an emergency at work. How to quickly cure a cold, preferably in 1 day? And is it possible?

Relieve Cold Symptoms
The saying about a cured cold, passing in a week, and untreated – in 7 days, was not in vain. Indeed, if you already have the whole cold “bouquet”: a runny nose, cough, headache, and a sore throat, then you will have to torment all week, well, maybe five days, if the body is strong. Then you can alleviate your condition with the help of drugs that relieve the symptoms of a cold. There are a large number of them Continue reading

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How is a deficiency of vitamins of group B
If health begins to fail, and the reflection in the mirror does not please at all, then thoughts about vitamin deficiency immediately arise. To replenish the supply of nutrients, the…

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The dangers of a beach holiday in winter
Sunbathing, swimming, enjoying exotic dishes, admiring the lush nature is a very attractive prospect, especially when winter, frost and snow are at home. But so that such a vacation succeeds,…

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The latent threat: what is the danger of chlamydia
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How antibiotics work: when they are effective and useless
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest runny nose, while others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach are absolutely…

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