Wednesday, April 27, 2011
L_M_N_ The Letters in the A to Z Challenge
L is for Lilly, my fictional character that tells the reader in a fun and spunky way what it is like to have leukemia. She is just adorable and I hope to introduce you to her soon, as soon as I have a publisher confirmed that is.
M is for meningitis- a not so common infection that has been in the news lately because of several cases diagnosed across college campuses. Menigitis can be bacterial or viral. Bacterial mengitis requires antibiotics to cure. Viral menigitis does not respond to antibiotics and must run it's course. Handwashing is one way to prevent the spread of menigitis. The symptoms may include headache, neck stiffness, fever, vomiting, and loss of consciousness. If you are worried about your child who is experiencing these types of symptoms, seek medical treatment and advice immediately.
N is for natural medicine- Natural medicine can be very helpful as treatment for some symptoms in conjunction with traditional medical treatment. Common natural medicines that help with nausea or mouth sores may be suggested by your physician. Be careful to read all labels and to discuss any alternative treatments including over the counter natural medicines that you may be considering for your child or yourself. Some very good results have been reported but there are some not so good results reported as well. Most natural medicines are not approved by the FDA.