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Can Measles 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccines: there are many diseases which are preventable with the use of vaccinations. Some which can be included in 400 characters: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, strep pneumoniae, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, influenza, polio, human papilloma virus... to name a few. more info here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/france ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no: Delirium due to "acute brain failure" as opposed to drug or alcohol withdrawal does have some known and modifiable precipitants. Elderly adults with pre-existing brain atrophy are perhaps the most vulnerable. Several studies have been done in the past 15 years looking at mitigating delirium risk via " delirium prophylaxis". Stanford and perhaps vanderbilt are leaders in this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always...: Asthma exacerbations can be caused by allergic triggers and avoidance of these triggers will decrease the exacerbations. However, it is not always possible to avoid all known triggers and some episodes have no obvious associated triggers. So, asthma is not always avoidable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccination, hygiene: Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and no.: Hand washing is the key to preventing illness. Also, remember that everything you touch probably has germs, especially door handles - -so don't touch your face or lick you fingers when you are 'out and about' as it just exposes you to germs. When you get home - wash your hands, first thing. Now, you will probably still get a bug now and then, but avoiding germs will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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