What not to do while coping with an Illness
Top 5 Things Not to Do When You’re Sick
5. Research your diagnosis online. It’s good to be aware of the peculiarities of your illness, but don’t go overboard with the research. Trust your doctor and studies conducted by professionals instead of going to forums where anyone can write. Remember that a lump under the skin on your neck is usually a sign of a cold and not cancer – an option you’ll definitely come across on the Internet.
4. Opt for medication right off the bat. Obviously, you want to get better as soon as possible. However, in less serious cases, there is an alternative to taking pills. For example, good old bed rest is still efficacious when it comes to treating a cold. Some medication only hides the symptoms while you need to nip the problem in the bud. Talk to your doctor and ask how to get better without drugs while simply helping your “built-in” repairing mechanism, which is the immune system.
3. Don’t take medication. No, we’re not contradicting the tip mentioned above – taking it easy works only when your illness is not severe. Rest of the time, take treatment seriously and stick to the medication plan prescribed by your doctor. Taking pills isn’t fun, but we’re lucky that they exist and can stamp out virtually any illness.
2. Be unfrank with your doctor. The relationship between you and your doctor should be based on mutual trust. Whatever your concerns are, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your doctor. Your cooperation will be much more beneficial than reading about your symptoms for hours on the Internet and freaking out about them on your own.
1. Drain yourself. For the majority of us, the idea to take a few days off because of illness seems to be an easy way out. No, we’ll go to work/school, cough and sneeze, look miserable, and infect everyone in the “danger zone.” Surprising though it may appear, the world won’t stop spinning if you stay at home for some time and tend to your illness. No work or studying is worth more than your health.
These are not the common best health tips you usually come across, but following them will save you a lot of trouble. Take care of your health and treat it with the care it deserves.