Staying healthy

If you follow the below-mentioned tips, you can protect yourself against a number infectious diseases.

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The most simple and effective protection against infectious diseases is regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap. Wash your hands at least after every visit to the toilet and before eating.

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Take showers regularly and brush your teeth three times per day.

Regular body care protects you against diseases. Contact Medic-Help if you have toothaches.

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Many diseases can be avoided with vaccinations. The more people receive vaccinations, the less get sick.

The Swiss health authorities recommend vaccinations against (to mention but a few):

  • Chickenpox
  • Measles/mumps/rubella
  • Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis
  • Poliomyelitis
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Go to Medic-Help for advice.

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Alongside Aids, there are many diseases that can be sexually transmitted. You can best protect yourself by using condoms during sexual intercourse. There are also condoms for women.

Condoms are handed out in the centre or can be purchased at the chemist's, in pharmacies and in most supermarkets.

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If you employ used syringes when consuming drugs, you can become infected through the blood. Therefore always use clean and unused syringes.

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Contact Medic-Help if you are pregnant. The professional will discuss your requirements and what you need for yourself and your baby to stay healthy, and they will arrange an appointment with a medical specialist for you.

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Have your children examined regularly at Medic-Help. Medic-Help can also help you with questions related to your children’s nutrition and care. Accordingly your children will remain healthy and can develop well.

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