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Dr. Ronald Pirrallo
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Accident Prevention (Overview)

Accident Prevention programs seek to prevent car accidents through encouraging safer driving.


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Embarrassed, but parents have many pets. Dogs, cats, 2 birds. Wish they disinfected floor after accidents. Can I get sick? Suggestions for prevention?

Embarrassed, but parents have many pets. Dogs, cats, 2 birds. Wish they disinfected floor after accidents. Can I get sick? Suggestions for prevention?

Possible: Dogs and cats may carry intestinal parasites which are transmittable to humans, but generally require the fecal-oral route, in which fecal matter from the animal gets into your mouth or food. Same is true for bacterial pathogens they may be carrying. Birds may carry ornithosis, but generally this is transmitted through the respiratory tract. Uncommon except in poultry farmers. Help clean up. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Pirrallo
73 doctors shared insights

Accident Prevention (Overview)

Accident Prevention programs seek to prevent car accidents through encouraging safer driving.


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For what reason vomiting should not occur in stroke patients (cav) ceribro vescular accident and how can it be prevented?

For what reason vomiting should not occur in stroke patients (cav) ceribro vescular accident and how can it be prevented?

Complex : Some strokes affecting lower brainstem are directly associated with nausea and vomiting, and those strokes which cause brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure can also result in vomiting. Big issue is possibility of aspiration of vomitus into lung which could cause breathing and infection problems. Anti-nausea drugs may help and tubes both for stomach and lung may be useful. ...Read more

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What is injury prevention all about?

What is injury prevention all about?

Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more

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What leads to cancer and preventions?

What leads to cancer and preventions?

Not sure what is: ..Your question. Prevention is extremely important when dealing with cancer. Primary prevention involves not getting cancer (not smoking, healthy lifestyle, safe sex). Secondary prevention involves not dying of cancer (age and risk specific screening). Can't prevent all cancers but you should make your best effort. ...Read more

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Where to get relapse prevention help?

Where to get relapse prevention help?

RELAPSE: If alcohol is involved, Alcohol Anonymous helps tremendously. If narcotic or other agent is the concern, then seek Narcotic Anonymous groups. Churches have support groups too. And many communities have wonderful programs with mentors. ...Read more

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What is the best prevention for eczema?

What is the best prevention for eczema?

Diet: Supplemnts with vitamin d, zinc and essential fatty acids can help.Calso identify food triggers to avoid. ...Read more

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What is a good malaria prevention drug?

What is a good malaria prevention drug?

Mefloquin/Malarone&: The drugs to prevent Malaria are Chloroquin rarely used due to resistance these days Mefloquin is used once a week Malarone which is a combination of Atovoquone and Proguanil taken daily Doxycycline taken daily Primaqun taken daily ...Read more

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Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Are there OTC herpes meds for prevention?

Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more

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When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

When does prevention of osteoporosis start?

Depends: For postemenopausal women, screening recommended by age 65, for men 70. For those with risk factors like use of steroids, rheumatoid arthritis, or family history of hip fracture etc, screening is done sooner and if bones are a little thin (osteopenia) treatment for prevention is started if risk for hip fracture >3% or all fracture >20% based on calculations. ...Read more

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What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

What can I take for osteoporosis prevention?

Calcium, vit D.: If you are menstruating normally a calcium intake of 1000 mg daily from food and/or supplements with 1-2000 units vitamin d3 daily should help prevent bone loss. A measurement of vitamin d in the blood would assure you are taking the correct amount. ...Read more