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Dehydration Chart (based on urine color) Body has plenty of fluids. Clear Body has adequate fluids. Light yellow Body is low on water. Dark yellow
Insect Bites and Stings Cover as much skin as possible with clothing. Use DEET/permethrin repellants to protect from being bitten. Check yourself frequently for ticks. Use tweezers to remove a tick.
Weight Management Energy balance is the bottom line in maintaining, gaining, or losing weight or body fat. More calories eaten than used = weight gain. Fewer calories eaten than used = weight loss. Key to weight gain or loss is slow and steady – about one pound a week.
Womens Health in the Field A gynecological or gyn exam is a good way to take control of your health. – Learn birth control options and protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Personal hygiene in the field. – During menstrual periods, if showers are not available, do a sponge bath. Wear cotton underwear and a sports bra designed for support. Panty liners/sanitary pads should be packed, even if you dont expect your period.
Self-care Who, What, Why What is self-care? – taking care of your own health. – using the military health care system when you need to. Self-care is designed to help you do what you need to do for your health. Remember, you are responsible for your own health.
Self-care Program Self-care is only for minor health problems. It provides tools and information to help you stay healthy or get well quickly.
How Does the Self-care Program Work? Attend a formal class. Use the Soldier Health Maintenance Manual. Identify symptoms. Choose a type of care based on your symptoms. Use over-the-counter (OTC)**, non-prescription medications with a green sheet. **OTC medications cannot be shared with your buddies. Note: You cannot use the same complaint for two consecutive visits.
What is a Symptom? It is a negative change in your health that affects the things that you do. It is an indication of an illness or condition. Examples of symptoms: – Pain – Headache – Running nose – Upset stomach – Loose stools
How to Use the Soldier Health Maintenance Manual – Good Health Basics – Protecting Yourself – Wellness for Soldiers
How to Use the Soldier Health Maintenance Manual – Head and Chest – Back and Stomach – Muscles and Joints – Skin – General Symptoms – Womens Health
Questions about the Soldier Health Maintenance Manual If you have questions about the symptoms or self-care measures described in this manual, ask a health care provider. If you have questions about over- the counter medications described in the Self-care Program, ask the pharmacist.
How to Use the Symptom Evaluation Charts The symptom evaluation charts are part of the Self-care Program. Use these charts when you have a negative change in your health. Each chart describes a symptom and has questions to help you decide whether you should: – Get medical help right away, – Go to Sick Call, or – Use a self-care measure.
How to use the Symptom Evaluation Charts Read the symptom evaluation question. Answer questions using the Symptom Evaluation Chart. Follow the YES or NO arrows to determine the type of care. – If you answer YES to one or more questions. Get medical help right away, or Go to sick call. – If you answer NO to all questions, self-care may be appropriate.
Symptom Evaluation Charts Head and Chest – Nose or Sinus Problems Back and Stomach – Back Pain Muscles and Joints – Muscle pain Skin – Scrapes Womens Health – Menstrual Symptoms