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There are some things in the world that the world of medicine may not be able to cure/have an answer for. A person gets really sick and admitted to the hospital. Sometimes, the cause cannot be found. Or the cause is found (medically) but despite steps taken, the patient do not get well. I have [...]

Once a lady shared with me that her husband was admitted to ICU due to dengue (demam denggi in Malay language). He spent about 10 days in hospital where 5 days were spent in ICU. Actually, her husband did not have the classic symptoms of fever. All he had was severe stomachache. But the moment [...]

Most of us would down a couple or two paracetemol when we feel that our fever is rising. Sometimes it works but sometimes even with the medicine the fever had to run its course. Recently I was camping outside....I've always wanted to sleep under the open sky and admiring the stars as I fall asleep. [...]

Recently I had fallen sick due to getting caught in just a little rain on Sunday. By Tuesday, felt a bit tired but still okay. However as soon as I had some Milo in the afternoon immediately my body seemed to go haywire. The flu, cough, itchy throat came.  By the time I got home, I slept almost immediately. Next [...]

The next time when you are feeling unwell, stuffy nose, having dental/ gum problems or feel a fever coming up, or a host of other chronic as well as acure health conditions, try oil pulling. It's easy, almost free and uses only a simple ingredient- oil which is readily available in your kitchen. Oil pulling is [...]

Just last week I had caught a chill. I started way back the week before- where I did not feel well after downing a strong cup of Starbucks latte at night. Then the day after, which was a Sunday, I got caught in the light rain.  I had felt tired and tried to sweat it [...]

Once when I was down with slight fever and went to see a doctor, she asked me if I am taking medication. I told her no, but I am planning to take 100 plus (Isotonic drink). She advised me against taking isotonic soft drinks due to the high sugar content. Anyway, I still bought 100 [...]

Just last Christmas, my brother was nearly hospitalized due to suspected dengue. He was weak and his body temperature was alternating between high and very high with lots of coughing. His blood platelet count was low. At first, I took him to see the Chinese doctor to have his pulse taken. After taking the Chinese [...]

Asam jawa or tamarind paste can help to bring down fever- especially with children. But you will need to buy it in paste form- I am not sure if it is available in the West but the paste is generally sold in grocery shops in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  Asam jawa paste is usually used [...]

One Thursday, it was raining very heavily as I ran out the car to unlock the gate after meeting up with someone. I thought nothing about it as I was often caught in the rain when I was staying in Thailand- since I am the type who rather make a dash for shelter while raining than to [...]

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