How to take care of a sick person
Sickness weakens the body. To gain strength and get well quickly, special care is needed. The care a sick person receives is frequently the most important part of his treatment.
1. Why should you care for a sick person
A sick person needs love and constant encouragement. A person who is sick should rest in a quiet, comfortable place with plenty of fresh air and light. When they're sick, you can spoil them a little bit, like giving them a healthy treat, a new toy, a new CD, etc..The person should keep from getting too hot or cold. If the air is cold or the person is chilled, cover them with a
sheet or blanket. If the room is hot, or the person has a fever, they may need only a light sheet over them. Fever is the body's way of fighting infection- germs don't like hot temperatures any more than people do! However, if fever is causing discomfort it can be controlled with NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or herbal remedies. You can tell if a person is sick by a thermometer or if they have a hot forehead.
In nearly every sickness, especially when there is fever,or diarrhea, the sick person should drink plenty of liquids.