Illnesses that cure by themselves or go away on their own are called self-limiting illnesses. Most self-limiting illnesses are viral and are known to reoccur so most people will find that they no longer feel pain and do not care for the uncomfort the illness brings with it

Such illnesses include;

Flu: Cough: From deploying different local herbs to conventional medicines to stop mucus production and expel it out of the body. Some of these include; honey, ginger, menthol, water, steaming and cough drops.

Abdominal pain: Known to cause a lot of discomfort and usually follows ingestion of contaminated foods. It’s commonly managed by drinking plenty of clear fluids like water, taking a concoction of African basil and soaking in a warm bath.

Fevers: A temporary rise in body temperature and its one part of an overall response from the body’s immune system. A fever is usually caused by an infection. Fevers generally go away within a few days. A number of over-the-counter medications lower a fever. But you don’t necessarily need to treat a fever if it’s not causing discomfort. So much can be done at home to manage fevers including; getting a rest, drinking plenty of fluids to rehydrate and cool the body down, taking a bath with lukewarm water or ultimately taking an OTC medication like Advil, Tylenol, or aspirin.

Diarrhea: This is the commonest illness arising from a diversity of causes. Diarrhea is usually caused by food poisoning or another passing infection. It’s commonly managed by drinking plenty of fluids to rehydrate the body. The drinks may be fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. Many people find the so-called BRAT diet–bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast–doable at times like this. Sometimes it stretches one to go grab an over the counter drug like Imodium or buscopan to better manage it.

Colds/FLU: Flu and common Colds usually present with a lot of discomfort along other complications like nasal discharge, headache, and sore throat among others. Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective?  Nothing can cure a cold! But some remedies might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Staying hydrated with Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. A Tylenol or ibuprofen can be a good remedy at relieving the associated pain. Over-the-counter saline nasal drops and sprays can help combat stuffiness and congestion. A saltwater gargle 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat.

Some self-limiting illnesses may turn deadly so there is need to be alert for out of line symptoms and signs.

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