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Common Ailments

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The common ailments happen to be the diseases that which we are prone to suffer from in our daily life. They are called common ailments as they occur in common instances to most of the individuals. The most common examples of common ailments are cough and cold, stomach disorder, skin infections, acnes, pimples, body pain, headache and the list goes on.

There are some simple steps, which need to be followed in order to prevent these common ailments. The point is that in most of the cases, we forget them and hence attacked by these ailments often. Here are few tips on preventing the common ailments. Try to follow the preventive measures to common ailments and thus even if you cannot avoid them totally but they will be prevented to great extent.
The common ailments can be very disturbing and irritating at times when it keeps on coming back especially among young children. When the general health of a person is not good common ailments easily catch them. You get very weak and your whole routine gets upset if you are suffering from any type of normal ailments. But there are ways and means by which you can prevent it and cure it so there is no need to worry about.
Common Ailments are not a very serious issue or concern over which you have to be paranoid. A little bit of care and concern will help you treat any time of illness. As a parent you are supposed to take care of your child so that you do not catch any common ailments. You should be aware and you should take the minimum protection which will help your child to fight the common ailments. If your child does not get well in a week or at the maximum in ten days time you should immediately take him/her to a doctor so that a detailed analysis can be made as to what has happened.

Common Ailments List


There are a variety of common ailments from which people suffer from. These ailments are not very serious and can be cured by referring to some home remedies or over the counter medicines. If your ailments persist then you should immediately consult a doctor or physician. The Common Ailments list is quite big some of them are as follows:
  • Allergies
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Cough and Cold
  • Fever/Flu
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Tummy aches
  • Migraine
  • Acidity
  • Constipation

Home Remedies for Common Ailments


There are a lot common and quick ways to treat your common ailments. There are different types of ailments and you just need some quick wit and the knowledge so that you can cure your ailments. To cure congestion you can inhale red pepper smell or some jalapenos. You can take a steam shower if you are suffering from mild bronchitis. To cure throat sore you should gargle with hot water and then put two to three pinches of salt in it. Drink green tea if you want to avoid allergies and cold. Always keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water it always helps. If you want to stop the escalating body temperature then you should take a bath in lukewarm water. You should drink saffron tea made out of boiling water and half teaspoon saffron. You can eat artichokes of you want to cure fever or flu. For extreme toothache you can take clove oil and apply at the tooth where it is paining. If you are suffering from body ache you can drink hot milk with turmeric in it. If you want to treat stomach aches then you can drink lemon and ginger tea.

How to deal with Common Ailments in Children


Some of the common ailments among children are cough and cold, fever and stomach disorders. When your child becomes sick it is quite bothering for you. Your child tends to become cranky and moody and the entire family is affected by this. Children are more vulnerable and catch any disease easily.
Children who are under six years fall sick with colds mostly. Cough and cold happens because of viruses. A sore throat with a runny or blocked nose and coughing are all part of the problems when your child is suffering cough and cold. You can manage this by giving the child hot compress to the throat and let him inhale steam so that the blocked nose is cleared. You can use medicines to treat fever and cold with decongestant drugs.
If your child is suffering from fever then you should remove excess clothing from his body and give him hot sponge bath and give him enough water to drink so that your child remains hydrated. When your child is suffering from stomach disorders you can opt for some glucose water to keep your child hydrated. You can also feed him raw bananas as it helps in curing stomach disorders.
Tips to prevent common Ailments

  • If you are prone to cough and cold then try to avoid sitting in A. C. for long and avoid cold drinks and ice creams as much as possible.
  • If you have frequent congestion problem then try not to breathe the polluted air outside and use a mask while going outdoor.
  • Keeping yourself away from the junk food will lessen the occurrence of stomach disorders largely.
  • Maintaining a balanced diet comprising, seeds, green leafy vegetables, legumes, cereals fresh fruits, and other foods enriched in vitamins and protein will help to keep the body healthy and strong enough to fight various diseases.
  • Maintain the basic hygiene and keep yourself clean. Take frequent baths and wash the face, hands, and legs whenever you are back from outdoors. This will prevent development of germs in your body.
  • Whenever sneezing or coughing, cover the face with a hanky.
  • Maintain a proper sleeping itinerary of at least 6-7 hours and avoid stress and tension. This will help in preventing headache and other such elements. There are other significant information on the common ailments and the ways to combat it.

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