If you are taking care of someone who has just been diagnosed with an IFI, you probably already help out in a lot of ways: Driving to doctor’s appointments or the hospital. Refilling medications. Reminding your loved one when it is medication time. Repeating instructions from the doctor or pharmacist. None of that is likely changed by IFI. But there is now one more illness and at least one more medication to think about.
This can be overwhelming for both you and for your loved one. But he or she may need your help to get through this. The IFI will try to make things worse. You, your loved one, and the doctors need to work together to try to fight off the IFI.
If you have not already done so, visit the other sections of this website to find out more about IFI. Learning more may help you—and your loved one—become even more knowledgeable in fighting the IFI.
You may have been told that your loved one is at risk for an IFI. He or she may need to take more medicine or have more tests. You may feel upset or frustrated. You and your loved one already have to deal with a lot. Now you have to think about IFI, too.
Although it may be challenging, it is important to pay attention to the risk of IFI. Getting an IFI can increase the risk to your loved one’s health. IFI also can make it more difficult to fight other illnesses.
So how can you help? If your loved one needs to take additional medicine to help prevent IFI, you can help make sure he or she takes it as prescribed. And if the doctors give other instructions to reduce the risk for IFI, you can help make sure your loved one remembers to follow them.
If you have not already done so, visit the other sections of this website to find out more about IFI. Learning more may help you become a more knowledgeable fighter against IFI.
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