The Family Guide to Preventing and Treating 100 Infectious Illnesses [NOOK Book]

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Quick, friendly, and easy-to-use, this indispensable addition to every family medical bookshelf answers all your questions about 100 increasingly common infections--from Lyme disease, flu, and strep to ear infections, chicken pox, meningitis, and TB. The book explains symptoms, incubation periods, home nursing care, necessary treatment, and how to protect your family from illness. You can look up any infection by its common or medical name, the age of the patient, or the ...
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The Family Guide to Preventing and Treating 100 Infectious Illnesses

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Overview

Quick, friendly, and easy-to-use, this indispensable addition to every family medical bookshelf answers all your questions about 100 increasingly common infections--from Lyme disease, flu, and strep to ear infections, chicken pox, meningitis, and TB. The book explains symptoms, incubation periods, home nursing care, necessary treatment, and how to protect your family from illness. You can look up any infection by its common or medical name, the age of the patient, or the circumstances under which it is transmitted.

This comprehensive, detailed reference will give you:
* Facts on over-the-counter drugs and effective home remedies
* Advice on why and when your children need immunizations
* Information on the important differences in treating infants, children, and adults with the same infections
* Guidance on caring for family members with chronic illnesses who catch an infectious disease
* Phone numbers to call regarding specific diseases and their prevention
* Recommendations for protection during international travel and adoptions

"The facts you need to prevent infections and care for those who have them."
--Ronald Gold, M.D., M.P.H.

Gives facts on over-the-counter drugs & effective home remedies/guidance on caring for those w/chronic illnesses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620459058
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/26/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 989 KB

Meet the Author

PHYLLIS STOFFMAN, B.S.N., M.H.Sc., R.N.C., C.I.C., a former infection control practitioner at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was a pediatric epidemiologist, childbirth educator, and community health nurse.

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Table of Contents

UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING INFECTIOUS ILLNESS.
Understanding Infectious Illness.
Home Nursing Care.
DISEASE PREVENTION.
Immunization.
Disinfection at Home.
Infection Control Standards for Child-Care Centers and Preschools.
Information on Medical Evaluation for Children Adopted from Other Countries.
Disease Prevention for International Travelers of All Ages.
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF 100 INFECTIOUS ILLNESSES.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.
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