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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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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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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 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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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 good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. ...Read more

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Is improved sanitation a good way to reduce most bacterial infections?

Is improved sanitation a good way to reduce most bacterial infections?

Yes: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read more

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How to help prevent frequent bacteria infections?

How to help prevent frequent bacteria infections?

Clarify? infxn where: There are many different kinds of bacterial infections possible almost anywhere in the body, and many reasons you may be susceptible to them. If you can tell us more about what kinds of infections you are getting where, and any other general health problems you may have, we'll be able to give you some more individualized and useful advice. ...Read more

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Can vaccinations help prevent recurrent ear infections?

Can vaccinations help prevent recurrent ear infections?

Yes: The hib vaccine limited 1 previously major cause of ear infections in children.The introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine-prevnar may have decreased ear infections by 5-7%. Also influenza is a major cause of ear infections, so flu shots might help. ...Read more

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How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

Cold: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. ...Read more

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How can you prevent getting opportunistic infections?

How can you prevent getting opportunistic infections?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

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Can antiviral drugs make the infection to recurr instead of life long immunity? Ex: Chicken pox

Can antiviral drugs make the infection to recurr instead of life long immunity?  Ex: Chicken pox

Unlikely: Since exposure chicken pox, the virus is already replicating days before pox are noted. This is ample time for a person's immunity to start making antibodies. Recurrence of cp is more likely to be based on an individual's innate immunity when they first acquire the infection and later health. Rx needs to be started in 24 hours after pox appear, and important if newborn or other health issue. ...Read more

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Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

Not exactly: It will keep the numbers down and prevent the anaerobic ones from entering into the equation by preventing deep enough pocketing for them to appear. There is a balanced ecosystem in the mouth and elimination of the bacteria allows the fungus to take up residence. Keep up the meticulous hygiene for a healthy mouth and a longer life expectancy. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can good oral health help prevent cold and other bacterial and viral illnesses?

Can good oral health help prevent cold and other bacterial and viral illnesses?

Yes: My experience has led me to firmly believe the following. Those with good dental hygiene are generally amongst the healthiest of the patients that i see. Doesn't mean you might not get the flu, but it certainly will keep you healthier overall. It's basically an indication that the patient is taking good care of themselves and the opposite is true to. Bad hygiene in people neglecting themselves. ...Read more

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Will hygiene improve the chances of avoiding cytomegalovirus infections?

Will hygiene improve the chances of avoiding cytomegalovirus infections?

May be: By age 22 you probably already have been infected with cmv. If you are so inclined, you could get tested to see if you have been exposed to the virus. CMV is ubiquitous and harmless in healthy people. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Rotavirus Infection (Definition)

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