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Can cellulitis be prevented?

Can cellulitis be prevented?

In some cases: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. In podiatry, patients are sometimes placed on antibiotics prior to and after surgical procedures in hopes of preventing infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Can impetigo be prevented?

Can impetigo be prevented?

Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

Can streptococcal infections be prevented?

PracticeGood hygiene: Safe hygiene practices will reduce, but cannot prevent the risk of streptococcal infection. Streptococcus is a normal colonizing bacteria for all humans. Infection from any bacteria depends on host factors and many other variables that make total eradication close to impossible. Hand washing, isolation, cohorting, and sterile technique all reduce strep infections effectively ...Read more

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Can tetanus be prevented?

Can tetanus be prevented?

Yes: Tetanus can be prevented by a readily available vaccine. It is often administered as part of a combination vaccine during infancy and as boosters as one grows older. The protection may wain over time so all older kids and adults should renew their protection every 5-10 years based on lifestyle. Unimmunized folks may benefit from localized wound care and special hyper immune globulin. ...Read more

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Can hives be prevented or just treated?

Can hives be prevented or just treated?

PREVENTING HIVES: Hives -- urticaria -- is a common disorder. It's a symptom of some allergy going on in the body. Hives appear on the skin in the form of itching, stinging, & burning wheals (welts), like big mosquito bites. Common causes are medications like Aspirin & penicillin. Some foods can also responsible. To prevent hives stop whatever you think .You had taken or done just before the hives started. ...Read more

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Can shingles be prevented?

Can shingles be prevented?

Not completely: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. There is a vaccine for shingles (zostavax). It doesn't prevent shingles completely, but may cause it to be milder, and reduce the amount of pain after the rash. ...Read more

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Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Dermatomyositis: There are no preventive measures for dermatomyositis which is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles. Dermatomyositis follows a viral illness or as autoimmune entity . In few patients it is present with cancer. It also affects lungs, heart and esophagus . It also overlaps at times with lupus. Scleroderma and sjogren's . Diagnosis by muscle /skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Can measles be prevented?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Can measles be prevented?

Yes: Infection with the measles virus can be prevented through vaccination with the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. ...Read more

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How can salmonella infection be prevented?

How can salmonella infection be prevented?

See below: Vaccination of feed animals. Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Improve food safty practices. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene. Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage. Ban unpasturized dairy products. There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read more

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How staphylococcal entries can be prevented?

How staphylococcal entries can be prevented?

Staph: Staph is frequently found as part of the normal skin flora on the skin and nasal passages. It can cause minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo, boils, cellulitis to life threatening diseases such as endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome and sepsis. Methicillin- resistant s. Auras, abbreviated MRSA is a strain of staph that has become resistant to a number of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can the blindness caused by diabetes be prevented or treated successfully?

Can the blindness caused by diabetes be prevented or treated successfully?

Diabetic Eye Disease: Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the retina (the back of your eye), causing leakage of fluid and/or blood. It's very important for diabetics to be seen on a regular basis to rule this out. If there is vision loss from diabetes this can often be treated to stabilize the vision, but the vision loss is often permanent. ...Read more

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Can listeriosis be prevented?

Can listeriosis be prevented?

Listeria: Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating refrigerated pâtés ; meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs ; meat spreads may. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be cured?

Can impetigo be cured?

Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia be prevented or treated?

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Can fibromyalgia be prevented or treated?

Can be treated: Not clear whether fibromyalgia can be prevented. It can definitely be treated with multi-modal approach, including exercise, medications. ...Read more

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Hydrosalpinx can be treated by antibacterial?

Hydrosalpinx can be treated by antibacterial?

No: A hydrosalpinx is a tube that is already damaged and the antibiotics will not fix it. ...Read more

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Can cancer be treated or prevented?

Can cancer be treated or prevented?

Yes to both: Examples of each: prevention: limiting exposure to uv light prevents skin cancer, screening colonoscopy prevents colo-rectal cancer. Treatment: all cancers can be treated and some can be cured, e.g., childhood leukemias, neuroblastoma, hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers in adults if detected early, e.g., breast, prostate and colon. ...Read more

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Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

Absolutely: Orbital cellulitis is a potentially life-threatening infection. It often starts as a sinus infection, that "tracks back" into the eye socket. Once in the orbit, the infection can continue into the brain. Treatment includes intravenous antibiotics and possible surgical intervention. The earlier it is caught and treated, the better the outcome. ...Read more

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How can candidiasis be prevented and controlled?

How can candidiasis be prevented and controlled?

Meds and life style: Hi, first you need to irradicate fungus from your system, which could be not as easy as taking meds for it. Second, you need to be on sugar/simple carbs free diet for at least 6-12 months. Thrid, you need to restore healthy gastro-intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

Prevention: Gastroenteritis is caused by viruses usually. The key to preventing transmission is proper hand washing between contacts. Also, proper food storage techniques can prevent formation of certain bacteria which can cause it. ...Read more

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Which illnesses can be prevented by pasteurisation?

Which illnesses can be prevented by pasteurisation?

Pasteurization: Tuberculosis, cholera, any germ causing disease that can get into milk that is killed by the process. ...Read more