This page will help the community on issues covered in various programs on Awaz FM.
Aruna Hallon - Healthy Morning on Wednesday 10am-12noon
Hameeda Haseeb - Kathiya Mithiya Gallan with Guest Dr Rajni first Wednesday of the Month 7pm-9pm
Anila Ansari - Itwar Khushghawar Every Sunday 11am-1pm
Gullalaii Yousafzai - Balana (Pushto) Every Sunday 11am-1am
Sadia Ahmed/Shafea Mahmood - Weekend Connection Every Saturday 1pm-3pm
- Viral and Bacterial Infection
Patient awareness of VIRAL infection and BACTERIAL infection and why GPs avoid giving antibiotics frequently.
Patient feel disappointed when they attend their family doctor for their illness and suffering and doctors do not prescribe them THE ANTIBIOTIC.
It Is important to make every one aware of the difference between VIRAL and BACTERIAL infection. They are two different type of bugs .
There is lot of research to say upper respiratory tract infection ( common cold/head cold/ garden flu are the various other names we know it by) i.e. ear , nose and throat infection are commonly caused by a virus which can be various types like adeno virus , rhino virus , parainfluenza virus, corona virus and hundred others .
The other infection everyone talks about is THE FLU. FLU is a severe form of common cold , where patient have body ache, headache, lethargy, tiredness, blocked nose, runny nose, etc. They say if you have flu and you see a 10 pound note lying in front of you , he/she will not have the energy to lift it … meaning there by it is a very disabling illness.
Sometimes infection can become severe and not get better in week - 10 days time and if patient has symptoms like cough with greenish spit, chest pain when coughing, shortness of breath on exertion , it is advised that the person , attends their GP . This is because the infection may be of a bacterial type which can be treated with antibiotic. This is of more relevance in patient with chronic illhealth like diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease.,as their immunity is low.
In Hamida’s words “ Doctors do care and that is why they do not want to give treatment which will cause more harm than good.”………absolutely right.
Lately there has been lot of discussionin the press about “ resistance of bugs against common antibiotics (BBC NEWS) which is another reason for cautious prescribing of antibiotics.
What can one do to help themselves when down with such an infection