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Infection

Also indexed as:Hospital-Acquired Infections, Rotavirus, Viral Infections, Graves' Disease
Protect your body from infection--the invasion of microorganisms. The best defense? A strong immune system. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Protect your body from infection--the invasion of microorganisms. The best defense? A strong immune system. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • See a healthcare provider

    Except for common infections such as a cold, see your provider for help determining the cause and best treatment for your infection

  • Take a multivitamin

    Extra vitamins and minerals daily may help prevent deficiencies that increase your chances of getting an infection

  • Reduce stress

    Work with a counselor or with tapes and other self-help tools to reduce stress, which can impair your immune system

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