Posts Tagged ‘immune systems’

Scabies in Humans

Scabies is a contagious skin mite that effects many different races and social groups of people. It is a common misconception that you must be dirty to get scabies. When in fact; anyone, any gender, any race or age can catch scabies.

There are two ways to treat for scabies. These is a non-toxic over the counter treatment for scabies and a toxic scabies cream which requires a prescription. Toxic scabies treatments may be very harmful if not deadly especially for children and adults with lowered immune systems. Learn more about our non-toxic scabies treatment.

Think Swine Flu(H1N1) is Blowing over? Think again.

According to a report found on CNN yesterday, the CDC (centers for disease control), though most of the anxiety and fear stemming from Swine flu has subsided, Swine Flu HAS NOT. As indicative of recent records, swine flu is still on the rise, and is likely to cause more deaths and illnesses in the United States. The current death toll is at 8, and the confirmed cases are sky-rocketing. There are reportedly unusual numbers of outbreaks in schools.

‘”We do think that the way the virus is spreading in the U.S., we are not out of the woods, and the disease is continuing,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, interim deputy director for science and public health program at the CDC in a news conference this week.’

Over 5,123 cases of H1N1 (swine flu) have been reported, and is suspected to be rising even as you read this.

On a slightly lighter note, though not saying it’s not serious, 30 patients who were hospitalized in California yesterday with H1N1 flu had other underlying medical conditions such as chronic heart and lung disease, suppressed immune systems, diabetes, and obesity – and none of them died. As with most virus’s out there, the better your overall health and immune system is, the less likely you are to contract many illnesses. Some of the symptoms the aforementioned patients portrayed were that of fevers, coughs, vomiting and shortness of breath according to the CDC. 5 of the patients were pregnant, and unfortunately, two of the fetuses did not survive. 4 of the patients were admitted into intensive care that needed mechanical ventilation for support.

For more on the specifics on CDC’s reports on patients recently, you can find more from CDC’s site or CNN health’s news reports.

Again, stay healthy and keep your surroundings clean and as germ free as possible. And again, the virus CANNOT be contracted from eating cooked pork.