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What is the best way to prevent typhus?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Doxycycline: If you are talking about classical epidemic typhus, oral Doxycycline can prevent it.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Lice, ticks & fleas: Avoid lice, ticks and fleas when traveling in endemic areas. I could also tell you to get vaccinated, but to my knowledge, the typhus vaccine is no longer available in the U.S.

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What is the best way to prevent headaches?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Understand the cause: Is it a tension headache or a migraine? Tension headaches can be prevented by ...Not getting tense. By staying hydrated; seeing a chiropractor to keep things aligned. Having massages to destress. Make sure medications one is on are not possibly causing headaches. Migraines are another class and require more detailed investigation to find the triggers. Acupuncture and chinese medicine help a lot.
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What is the best way to prevent colitis?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Colitis: There are different kinds of colitis. From a practical point, heating a diet that is high in fiber and low in fat may help.
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What is the best way to prevent scurvy?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Vitamin C: Vitamin c is widely distributed in foods, so eating a balanced diet is perfect.
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What's the best way to prevent tias?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Address risk factors: The risk factors for tia, stroke, heart disease, vascular disease are the same. Lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, treating diabetes, increased cardiovascular exercise. Also, eating a more mediterranean based diet and fish can also lower your risk.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to prevent blisters?

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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Difficult: Prevention of blisters is difficult if you are able to maintain a stress free lifestyle get plenty of sleep and eat properly getting sufficient amount of vitamins it is possible. However, most people are not able to do this in the hectic world we live in.

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