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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on the clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, and ...Read more


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Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Yes.: Good handwashing is key! rotavirus causes bad diarrhea and in newborns, elderly and people with weak immune systems, can cause severe dehydration... And sometimes death. Another way to prevent rotavirus is to have your infant vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Depends: This depends on the parasite. Some parasites are through fecal to oral transmission, some are through foods and ingestions that have nothing to do with hygiene. Good hygiene can certainly help prevent some parasites, but not all. ...Read more

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Can I prevent meningitis by adopting better hygiene?

Can I prevent meningitis by adopting better hygiene?

No: Meningitis is something that can come from spinal fluid leak after a head injury or surgery. It can follow some viral illnesses but usually comes from bacteria that aren't altered by hygiene. College students and military recruits in barracks can get a vaccine to decrease their risk. ...Read more

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Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Absolutely YES: It is transmitted from hand to mouth so good hand washing is a must for prevention and spred of the common stomach flu. ...Read more

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Does citrus help prevent lice infestations?

It can: Citrus extract is present in many shampoos and conditioners can prevent . But check for nits and fine combing daily ...Read more

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How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/bedding. Normal wash should be fine. May be spread by shared sex toys so wash those between partners. Common in women in their 40s/50s, not the same demographic as for chlamydia, gonorrhea. Very common. 70% have no symptoms. Curable with medication. ...Read more

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How to best avoid getting head lice when working with children?

How to best avoid getting head lice when working with children?

Lice be gone!: Don't share combs, brushes, or hats, and try to make sure your charges do not share these things either! use your own towels as well. If you suspect a child has head lice, don't ignore it. ...Read more

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If I improve hygiene is improved can scabies be prevented?

If I improve hygiene is improved can scabies be prevented?

Yes, that may help: Since scabies mites have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then burrow into the new person's skin, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, scabies mites can be washed away before they have a chance to burrow into the person's skin. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of head lice with medicated shampoos?

Yes: Rid, and other over the counter shampoos for lice work in most cases. Eggs are harder to get rid of. Wide tooth comb with vinegar on cotton ball will help remove eggs. ...Read more

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Any good remedy to prevent dandruff...?

Any good remedy to prevent dandruff...?

Olive Oil: Other than the over the counter dandruff shampoo that is available there are prescription strength which can work even more effectively. Since dryness is often due to a dry scalp, rubbing olive oil into the scalp a few times a week can help. I often recommend leaving it in for several hours prior to showering. ...Read more

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How to cure and prevent a dandruff?

How to cure and prevent a dandruff?

Dandruff: Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. If you have dark hair or you’re wearing dark colors, you may notice the flakes in your hair or on your shoulders. Dandruff may also make your scalp itch. https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/how-to-treat-dandruff ...Read more

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Will saline help spray by keeping it hydrated prevent throat infections other then avoiding others that have it and hygenie such as washing hands ?

Will saline help spray by keeping it hydrated prevent throat infections other then avoiding others that have it and hygenie such as washing hands ?

Yes: Saline spray can help prevent infections. It does keep the mucous membranes moist, but it also works as a mechanical flush to get rid of things like viruses. Hand washing is extremely important. ...Read more

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Can vacuuming your hair out also help get lice eggs out?

Can vacuuming your hair out also help get lice eggs out?

Not recommended: The best way to remove lice eggs is with a lice comb and careful combing. Lice eggs stick to the hair shaft and need work to remove. An over the counter lice treatment and lice comb are the best way to go. Leave the vacuuming to your carpets! ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more