Learn about these diseases and conditions and learn how to prevent them today!
The major goal of this article will be on enlightening you about many major illnesses that you may come across in your day to day life. Learning how diseases form, and what precautions you can take to avoid those diseases is very important. If you are asking the major questions of this article such as "How do you get pink eye?" "How do you get ringworm?" or "How do you get strep throat" this article has the answers! If you have any questions or comments on the content of this article, feel free to leave a comment below.
Note: I am not a medical professional. This information should not be used to treat any diseases. My intention is to inform you of common facts related to a variety of conditions and illnesses. If you have any of these conditions, be sure to go see your doctor right away!
How do you get pink eye?
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a very common illness you can get in your eye. The symptoms are typically very obvious: your eyes itch all the time, they hardly water, they will look bloodshot, red or pink in color, and look puffy as well. It may even be difficult to open your eyes or see while you have this problem. A yellow, white, or greenish colored liquid may collect in your eyes as well; which is an indication that you have an eye infection.
There are two major types of pink eye: bacterial and viral (or infectious). So, how do you get pink eye? Well, pink eye can come on in similar ways as most other diseases. If you have a bacterial form of pink eye, there are likely bacteria in your body or in your environment that cause pink eye. One major way to help subvert this type of pinkeye is to make sure that you keep your environment clean, as well as your body. As for viral pink eye, this may be more difficult to prepare for. Viruses spread from individual to individual. This is why pink eye is so common in young children in school. If one student gets pink eye and goes to class, they can spread the infection to many other people. Fighting viruses has much to do with your immune system, as well as simply taking precautions when interacting with people with a virus (such as washing your hands and avoiding contact with those individuals).
How do you get ringworm?
Ringworm encompasses a variety of skin conditions that result from bacteria and fungi. Interestingly enough, there are both good and bad forms of bacteria and fungi that inhabit our bodies. Ringworm usually occurs in warm, moist areas of the body. So, how do you get ringworm? Well, to understand this question one must be able to answer how ringworm can be spread; and more importantly how it can be avoided.
Ringworm can be spread from human to human, human to animal, object to human, and occasionally from contact with dirt. In some respects, ringworm may be unavoidable. It is particularly common among athletes because they are often coming in contact with other individuals, objects (such as a basketball or football), as well as soil (as is the case in outdoor sports like baseball and soccer). One major precaution you can take is to make sure you clean yourself every day, and especially after a sporting event. Further precautions can be taken to clean the environment surrounding you as well. Ringworm is often avoidable, though sometimes not; but easy to cure if you get it as well fortunately!
How do you get strep throat?
I am sure most people are aware of this illness, as strep throat is a common variation of having a "sore throat" that most people experience at least once in their lifetime. I've personally had this countless times, so to learn how to avoid strep throat is a great thing. Unfortunately, strep throat is often unavoidable; especially among school children or people who are working (and unable to take off). Strep throat is a contagious disease, and can spread from person to person. In fact, this is typically how it turns into an epidemic during the school season; and it is often attached to the flu and other cold-like symptoms.
Strep throat can be treated with anti-biotics, which means it is a longer lasting illness than many other common ones you may come into contact with. The best way to prevent strep throat is to keep people home who have it, at least until 24 hours after the anti-biotics have begun being taken.
Pink eye, ringworm, and strep throat are very common illnesses that you will undoubtedly encounter in your lifetime. I hope this information will help you in preventing and combatting these illnesses when they arise in your life. If you are asking the major questions of this article such as "How do you get pink eye?" "How do you get ringworm?" or "How do you get strep throat" this article has the answers!