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What are antibiotics?

I was recently treated by a Nurse who gave me some medications including Vitamin C which she said is an antibiotic.  Kindly let me know what is an antibiotic? Is Vitamin C an antibiotic? Goriola (by SMS) Vitamin C is not an…

Is walking good for me?

I have been reading lately about the many advantages of walking. I am a recently-retired 60- year- old woman. I have never done any exercise or walked before in my life. Kindly advise me if walking is good for me. Comfort (by SMS)…

When to test for covid

I was recently exposed to my roommate who was later diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. Although I don’t have any complaints, I want to know if it is necessary for me to go for a COVID test. Obiageli (by SMS) Experts…

My painful jaw

I have been having pains in my jaws for a while. Initially, I thought it was caused by a tough piece of meat which I ate a while ago, but the pain has persisted. Kindly help me. I am a 65- year old man. Leslie (by SMS) …

Is this long term covid?

Weeks after fully recovering from a COVID-19 infection, I noticed that I was still feeling very weak with headaches and loss of smell and taste. I read somewhere that I could be going through a ‘Long Term Covid’. Kindly let me know what…

What causes hunchback?

Some people have alleged that hunchbacks are witches?  If not, I want to know what can make someone have a hunchback and how to treat such cases. Sadia (by SMS) Hunchback (Cervical Kyphosis) has nothing to do with…

I have arthritis in my knees

I was diagnosed with severe arthritis about two months ago and I have been on several medications since then. However, the pains have persisted and the pain in my knees does not allow me to walk well. Kindly let me know what to do about it.…

Grind my teeth when sleeping

I am a 20 -year old undergraduate.  My roommates have been complaining that I have been grinding my teeth while sleeping for the past few weeks. I will appreciate it if you can let me know what is causing this bad habit and how I can stop…

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