Fellow Chikungunyans ! Lend me your ears ..

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Chennai is that badly affected by Chikungunya. Yeah.. You know all that. You know how many people are dead, because of this.

There was a small piece of advice from my Doc. People who are affected by Chikungunya, sometimes take medicines on their own, that is without the Doctor’s advice. One of such medicines is the Painkiller. Painkillers seem to affect the kidneys of the Chikungunyans. Most of the people who passed away, had their kidneys affected, and the possible reason is the unprescribed painkiller.

Please take your doctors advice before taking in any medicine on your own. Thats what the MBBS people are for.

3 Comments so far

  1. T. Paul (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    From a friend of mine……

    I have listened to many reports on TV, but no one is mentioning a simple preventative: neem oil. There have been tests where volunteers have had no protection but 5% neem oil in a base of coconut oil. They stayed out all night and were not bitten by mosquitos. I add a little lemongrass or cintronella oil if you can get it.

    Use this oil in the morning after your bath and reapply if you perspire a lot. Use this on your children. Then reapply in the evening at dusk. Neem on is very safe and non-toxic. It is a gift from God where the insects don’t like the oil, but it is good for humans.

    You can google “neem oil” and see all the benefits.

    Also remember that mosquitos go after people with weak immune systems, so get your sleep, eat well, and don’t stress out!

  2. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    Mosquitoes go after blood. I doubt that they notice or care about the strength of the immune system. In fact, don’t we creatures generally enjoy eating something healthy, be it plant or animal, rather than something unhealthy?

    As to the repellants, beit neem or DEET, what works for one may not for another. Each of our breath/body odour smells is probably unique —ask a dog: they’d say, no probably, definately!— and more or less easily masked to a passing mossie.

  3. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

    Oh, advice on the pain killers noted. Thanks.

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