REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE TO STAY HEALTHY
I must wash my body clean daily
I must always wash my hands before eating
I must clean my surroundings always
I must eat my food well
I must eat fruits daily
I must drink plenty of water and oranges daily
I must take my medicine (folic acid, vitamins, pain relievers and others) as my mother and Doctor give me
When playing, I must not play in dirty pools of water
I must make sure I rest as my mother tells me (do not overwork yourself!!!)
I must wear my sweater during cold weather to keep my body warm.
I must wear my socks and shoes in rainy season to keep my feet warm
I must sleep under mosquito net everyday to prevent mosquito bites.
I must tell my mother/father whenever I have pains or aches in my body
I must allow my mother to take my temperature with a thermometer
I must be ready to go with my mother/ father to see the Doctor regularly
The Doctor is my FRIEND!!!