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Doctor insights on: Bug Bite Prevention

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about mosquito bite?

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about mosquito bite?

Zoonosis: Prevent a mosquito bite that might carry: multiple encephalitis diseases like west nile, eastern equine, la crosse.Then malaria and dengue.Deet is the best. Avon skin so soft not. ...Read more

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I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more

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I heard a cold/sinus inf. can be prevented or shortened by putting a bit hydrogen peroxide in ears.That dangerous? Effective? How should I apply it?

I heard a cold/sinus inf. can be prevented or shortened by putting a bit hydrogen peroxide in  ears.That dangerous? Effective? How should I apply it?

No: Hydrogen peroxide in the ear canals may be effective for wax removal, however has nothing to do with a cold or sinus infection. The ear drum (tympanic membrane) separates the ear canal from the middle ear and eustachian tube, unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Remember, you can "spray the front window of the house with a hose, the people in the living room won't get wet." ...Read more

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What are the prevention methods?

What are the prevention methods?

Prevention: Taking measures before an illness occurs. Type of prevention depends on the illness. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

Many risk factors: Risk factors 1 family history 2 hypertenssion 3 hyperlipidemia 4smoking 5atrial fibrilation 6 diabetes mellitus 7obesity 8 lack of physical activities 8alcohol and drug abuse 9anticoagulant meds 10race &old age 11 previous stroke prevention 1stop smoking 2chech up and regular follow ups with the doctor 3 keep blood pressure&cholesterol control 4aspirin over age 50 5 exercise 6avoid obesity. ...Read more

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How does physical exercise tie into disease prevention?

How does physical exercise tie into disease prevention?

Cholesterol: Physical exercise raises your good cholesterol (HDL) which helps remove cholesterol from your arteries and helps to prevent against heart attack, stroke. ...Read more

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What is the relation between wellness and disease prevention?

What is the relation between wellness and disease prevention?

Solid ground: Wellness - our good health - is the solid ground that we stand on. Imagine running on rocky ground or quicksand. Easier to get hurt and we don't get as far, right? It's no accident that eating right, exercise, solid sleep, work/play balance keep us well and prevent things like heart disease, stroke and cancer. ...Read more

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I am post spontaneous icad 7 weeks with very little info. On why it happens, including prevention. Is there research available? I'm not seeing it...

I am post spontaneous icad 7 weeks with very little info. On why it happens, including prevention.  Is there research available? I'm not seeing it...

Carotid dissection: Minor trauma and physical activity have been associated with carotid artery dissection including sports, amusement park rides, even coughing or sneezing. There are various connective tissue disorders that predispose you to cad. There is less strong evidence for smoking and alcohol use, but these are good things to avoid anyways. It's frustrating b/c many times we don't know what the trigger is. ...Read more

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Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

Any longterm risks of malaria prevention meds?

A few: The medications used to prevent malaria are generally well tolerated. Long term side effects vary by medication, you will need to discuss them in detail with your doctor. Some experts recommend monitoring liver and retina (eye) function. More importantly, your doctor needs to help you examine exactly when and how long to remain on the medications; in most places it varies by location and season. ...Read more

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What is the best option for prevention of the plague?

What is the best option for prevention of the plague?

There are chain of: Events for plague to happen . Number one the bacteria, flea, rat , human being . All the four should be at the same place at the right time for plague to happen . The best and cost effective way of prevention would be eliminating the vector ( flea) and the intermediate host ( the rat). ...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 treatment and prevention are available?

What treatment and prevention are available?

More info needed: Based on your question, it is not clear as to what condition you are trying to treat or prevent. More information is needed. ...Read more

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What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

Treat the cause: As most asthma is caused by allergies, the best solution is to treat the allergies, as it is impossible to avoid all allergens. I suggest lda (low dose antigen therapy) or srt (sensitivity removal technique). They are both able to eliminate allergies to foods, chemicals, and inhalants. ...Read more

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Need info on a bacteria prevention help please?

Need info on a bacteria prevention help please?

More specific: What kind of bacteria are you talking about? Please by more specific---hand washing is the most effective way to prevent bacterial infections, but I am not sure if you mean oral, food, hands, cuts, wounds, etc. ...Read more

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Please advise what is best prevention for cataract?

Please advise what is best prevention for cataract?

Not much: Since most cataracts are caused by aging, there is little prevention. There is some association with smoking and sunlight exposure. So wear glasses or hat when outside and don't smoke. Cataract surgery is a very successful procedure should the cataracts impair you. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure or prevention of everyday nausea?

Could there be a cure or prevention of everyday nausea?

Ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more