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What to do if you get ill too often?

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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, everybody.

I am a person who gets ill very, very often, even in summer. Right now I am sitting here, having a flu.

(Sorry if it does not fit into the "Help with Life"-folder, but I am sure I would only get bad answers if I posted it in "Complaints".)

Can I prevent getting ill?
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boil some water, put in some honey and squeeze in some lemon, sprinkle cinnamon in (if you don't like cinnamon, don't add in), drink that on a daily basis. Honey is a natural antibiotic that can strengthen your immune system over time. I was fed up being sick quite often and took a lot of antibiotics, it lowered my immune system even more, so now I drink my honey and lemon mixture.
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CoyoteDove Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some things you can do are:

1. Get well over the average daily amount of Vitamin C. This will help keep your immune system strong, I also recommend large amounts of Vitamin D as well. It can help aid the Vitamin C.

2. It has bee found that Green Tea is really good for your health, even more so if you are suffering from sore throat, cold, flu, etc. Hot Green tea with honey and lemon is great for that, but Tazo iced Green tea is also a good choice.

3. Chicken noodle soup actually does help, eating other soups that have loads of vegetables are also good.

4. Eat as healthy as you possibly can, eat loads of fruits and vegetables, and be sure to always get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. PLus make sure to get plenty of calcium.

5. Refrain from drinking sodas, energy drinks like rockstar and monster. Limit your coffee intake, as well as alcohol intake.

6. Get plenty of sleep

7. I've heard certain fresh fish are very good for your immune system as well.

8. Consult a doctor for further options, Though I got all these from doctors when I've been ill, or family members have been ill.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! That helped me a lot.
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DaisyDinkle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would see a doctor, as it might be possible that you have a weakened immune system. This could be caused by many things including autoimmune disorders, allergies,anemia and other medical problems. It is not normal to be sick all the time. It's a major sign that something is very wrong. It's also likely easily fixable once diagnosed. If you are unable to see a doctor, try searching for natural ways to boost your immune system and buy a multivitamin as well if you feel that your diet is lacking. Whatever you do, do not accept being sick regularly as 'normal' for you and get it checked out asap. Good luck to you. I hope this flu season isn't too brutal on you.
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It totally fits in here. :)

Your physiological health is in a subtle connection with your psychical integrity. Stress and anguish hinder your immune system, and the nature of your illness might give you an answer to what you need so badly: some caring, being left alone, some rest (also in terms of giving a rest to something you're compulsive about), or some movement (in case of stiff muscles)...

Your greatest support in healing yourself is wanting to be healthy, both physically and mentally. You have to be conscious of this will, and direct your wants toward things that you could only do in a healthy state. Having a self-decided mission provides you with a striving attitude, which keeps in your mind that you "simply can't afford to be ill".

I hope this helps you. I grew to be able to sometimes predict when I might fall ill because of my preceding mood change, and I can actively start reducing its drawbacks (vitamins, self-cheering) before actually entering it. It has subtly, yet significantly improved my initial immunity. :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: My pleasure!
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Krissey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hallo Leidensgenossin. Ich werde auch ständig krank, vor allem zwischen Oktober und April. Ich halte mich natürlich an alle oben genannten Tipps, aber was mir auch hilft ist zum Beispiel ein heißes Bad dann und wann, oder ein Saunagang, und ausreichend Schlaf. Einfach ein bisschen relaxter und entspannter fühlen. Manchmal muss ich mich dann selbst dazu ermahnen mir ein bisschen mehr Zeit zu nehmen mal einfach nichts zu tun, oder Dinge die mir Spaß machen und bei denen ich abschalten kann, aber es hilft tatsächlich. Meine Ärztin sagt, Stress ist da ein großer Faktor, auch wenn man sich gar nicht so gestresst fühlt. Einfach einmal pro Woche MINDESTENS entspannen. Irgendwie. Da weißt du ja sicher am besten wie es geht :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, danke! :)
Meinst du entspannen im Sinne von den Kopf frei bekommen? :)
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Krissey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja. Hilft bei mir auf jeden Fall. Sport, Entspannung, ein Buch lesen, abschalten. Ich weiß ja nicht was du den ganzen Tag so treibst, aber bei mir ist den ganzen Tag der Kopf gefordert, und das scheint unterbewusst zu stressen ;)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tut es ja auch. Sport ist wirklich hilfreich. :)
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Krissey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Du sagst es! Wenn man die Zeit findet ;)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich nehme mir die. War bisher 2mal im Fitnessstudio und das ist schön, wenn man nachher total fertig einschläft. Allerdings ist bei mir der Muskelkater das Einzige, was mich stört :D
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Krissey Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich geh laufen. Normalerweise 2mal die Woche, wenn ichs schaffe noch einmal schwimmen. Aber Musik in die Ohren und raus und den Stress rauslaufen, dass ist auch richtig super! Und ja, ich schlafe nie besser, als wenn ich frisch vom Sport komme :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohja, das Schlafen danach ist das Beste :thumbsup:
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ElinsPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, and drink lots of water and pure orange juice! And exercise regularly, exercise releases endorphins which make you feel better (even though you're still ill). Sounds silly but personally, it works for me :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I went into the gym today, too, and now I feel better. :)
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ElinsPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good, good!
Hope you're back to your normal self soon! :D
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ElinsPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Some people have low immune systems... sometimes it's just a phase and you grow out of it.

You could try taking vitamins and supplements, you can get 'all in one' tablets nowadays, make sure you get enough sleep so your body can repair itself.

You can get injections that make you immune to flu :)

Try to avoid people you know who are ill and maybe carry hand sanitizer around with you so you're not touching germs on things like door handles and railings, then putting them on your face or in your mouth.

If you are ill, all you can do is take paracetamol or ibuprofen, nothing can make the virus go faster, you'll have to fight it away yourself, but the tablets will help with the symptoms :)

-- Obviously some things might be wrong here, Only done GCSE biology, currently studying A-Level Unit-1 :)
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Zellbruder Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I get ill easily too. I quess it started when I started smoking so I decited to quit, I'm eager to see will I get sick so easily anymore.
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YagamiYoshi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Get more sleep (in addition to stuff other people have said).
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I will, thank you.
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YagamiYoshi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. I hope that helps.
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MBauernhofer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
maybe you should try to eat really healthy to get more vitamines, which will help you stay healthy. And try sports! Hope it'll become better!:)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I will, thank you.
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MBauernhofer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Atlantech Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ever thought it could be an issue with your immune system? I have an autoimmune disease, and that causes me to be sick all the time.
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andrea-ioana Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I think this is a questions you should a doctor, not your fans! And it's totally normal to have the flu in November.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Take Vitamin C supplements and get the flu shot every season?

Also, plenty of sleep. Don't deprive yourself of sleep. Aim for 7 hours every night.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I need at least 8 hours a night. ;)
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Bagam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be more clean. Increase hygene.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I live hygienic. :grump:
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Astranat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
hey, sorry to hear that!
You know first of all you need to eat alive food, with enegry, such as fruits and vegetables, not as macdonalds smth, pizza only, etc.. Do sports, if you don't like, then dance, make your body alive. Then I'd reccomend if you ca do that, once a while do apple or rice day (no food only one product apples or rise and a lot of pure water). I used to do it once a week for years, then gave up working on that big production (maybe you remember I told you). This will clean your body from all the bad contains wich intoxicate your body and makes you weaker. Then you need also beng outside on fresh air, that is easy )
And I'll tell you the most important is feeling love! To a special person, to your special people, to a song that you like, to a flower, to a picture, etc.. This is really important, these positive emotions make all your sistem run in the proper positive way, it even influence the structures and works of you sells. Less stress as possible! ;)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your tips. :heart:
I feel love! Towards my boyfriend :heart:
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storms-and-lightning Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Exercising regularly will help to improve your respiratory system, so if it's an allergy, it (hopefully) won't be as serious.

I highly doubt you can actually completely safeguard yourself against getting sick, you can only reduce your chances. (:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I started exercising, and I hope it will help. Unfortunately I also have many allergies, and I can cope with them somehow.
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storms-and-lightning Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Swimming is excellent if you have hayfever. :)
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Da kann ich dir was tolles sagen: sport hat mein immunsystem total gestärkt sodass ich kaum mehr krank bin! davor war ich auch dauernd krank...
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Also klappt das doch, wenn ich regelmäßig ins Fitnessstudio gehe, wenn ich wieder gesund bin. :)
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Nilanja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Hoffentlich!
bei mir war das zumindest so:-D
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich werds versuchen. :)
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Ladye-Authiel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to the doctor
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vilieto Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Now, I don't want to insult the commenters before me, but honestly, all those "healthy living, walking more, sports, organic food, dressing appropriately" things are pure bullshit and not a solution if you get sick too often. They can make your life better, but you will still get sick. The reason for it is simple - your body hasn't been tempered well when you were little, so it gets cold and catches the viruses much easier.

Best example for well-tempered people is in northern countries - babies are regularly left to sleep outside in winters, so that their bodies can become stronger towards the harsh environment.
That being said, if you want to stop being sick all year round, you're welcome to move to Finland for winters. Going to 80 C degrees sauna, then rolling in the snow/swimming in iced lake when it's -20/30 outside is something very common here. Repeating that every week will not only help your body to become stronger, but it will clean all the toxins you get in your organism.

PS: Sure, if moving to a dark, cold country isn't in your plans, you can kinda do same procedures with going to sauna nearby and repeating 10 minutes in, 10 minutes under a cold shower. Also, jogging in winters is good for you.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for this tip. I do not know why I get sick so often, but your explanation is quite plausible. I have never been to a sauna, but maybe I will try it.
Thank you.
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vilieto Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Photographer
I speak that from experience.
I used to be a very sick kid, because my mother kept me very protectively during winters. Drinking so many antibiotics every month, got me into a hospital. After getting out, I started playing basketball and our training was mostly outdoors, involving running in t-shirt and shorts in -15 C. We had regular sauna as a part of the relaxing process. It all helped to an extend that I haven't drank antibiotics for years now. I normally dress with a t-shirt and a winter coat, and it's enough to keep me warm.

Since I came to Finland, and started doing sauna more often, because it's a huge part of the culture here, my sinuses don't have problems anymore. I also cycle all year round.

And saunas are awesome! :]
You can still follow the advices for healthy living, taking more vitamins, eating better, moving more, but the key is to temper your body better. Everything else works on the inside and powers up your immune system.
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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CedarWoods Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Acupuncture

Organic food

Purell

Generally healthy living
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Heart4Art23 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
More sleep helps your immune system! :sleep:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Sleep!
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