The idea that each of us is afraid of getting sick and wishing we can always be healthy, is right. But from a medical point of view, sometimes being sick is not necessarily a bad thing.
Because of the occasional minor illness, a small amount of bacteria and viruses can stimulate our body and keep our immune system in working condition.
Under normal circumstances, the immune system will produce antibodies corresponding to these viruses and bacteria, just like vaccination, before the next more serious bacterial virus comes, our body has a stronger defense.
However, if we do not have minor illnesses for a long time, the immune system cannot be updated in time. When viruses and bacteria invade, it may be more serious than those who often have minor illnesses.
All in all, getting sick is not necessarily a bad thing, if you have "these diseases" regularly, it may be more conducive to health and longevity.
(1) Mild cough
Cough, especially in autumn and winter, is also a more common symptom in the respiratory system. Sometimes you don't have to cough because you're sick, you can cough when the air quality is poor or you encounter allergens.
Cough, as a protective measure for the body against external stimuli, is actually a reminder to us. Because when the respiratory mucosa is stimulated by secretions, inflammation, foreign bodies and allergic substances, we will reflexively cough and sound the alarm.
Try not to take cough medicine when you first cough, as this is likely to cause dirt to become trapped in the body. If the cough is not good for a long time, it is accompanied by fever, chest pain and other symptoms, be sure to see a doctor as soon as possible.
(2) Vomiting after drinking
Although we always say that drinking alcohol is not good and will damage physical health, in reality, it is difficult for people who really love to drink to completely stop drinking. Sometimes drinking, accidentally drinking too much, the most typical feature is vomiting.
When we see someone drinking too much and vomiting, we feel that this is not a good thing, and we must quickly stop vomiting. On the contrary, vomiting can help us quickly excrete the alcohol accumulated in the stomach, help reduce the metabolic burden of the liver, and reduce the harm to the body.
Usually vomiting because of physical discomfort is also a truth, that can help the discharge of harmful substances, reduce absorption, so try not to use antiemetic drugs, that may let harmful substances remain.
(3) Mild fever
Medically, a body temperature above 37°C is considered a fever. Many studies have proved that the higher the body temperature, the higher the "combat ability" of immune cells, and high body temperature will also reduce the concentration of iron ions in the blood.
A decrease in the concentration of iron ions leads to an insufficient supply of trace amounts of iron necessary for the growth of pathogens, thus inhibiting the development of pathogens, which is also our main force in fighting disease. If you start with fever reducers as soon as you start a fever, it may worsen your condition.
Therefore, if the temperature does not exceed 38 ° C, and there is no obvious change in spirit and appetite, you can first avoid taking fever-reducing drugs and choose to use ice, ice packs and other physical cooling.
(4) Mild diarrhea
Sometimes we just eat something wrong or get cold, we will have diarrhea, this diarrhea does not need to be too nervous. At this time, you can choose to drink some hot water to help the intestines drain and prevent dehydration.
If diarrhea continues to worsen, and there are symptoms such as blood in excretion, abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, and low-grade fever, it is necessary to seek medical attention in time.
Most of the time, dry environments, spicy diets and low water can lead to nosebleeds. At this time, not only nosebleeds will occur, but also through acne, bubbles at the corners of the mouth, etc.
Nosebleeds can be stopped in a short time, if you have nosebleeds for a long time, or if the amount of nosebleeds is large and cannot be stopped, you need to see a doctor.
In general, the occasional occurrence of these "minor diseases" is not a big deal, and sometimes it even helps our body to update and optimize its immune mechanism. If these symptoms occur for a long time, especially if they are accompanied by other symptoms, it is necessary to pay attention.