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How Can I Learn About Preventing And Treating Mrsa Skin Infections
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
How can I prevent skin infections, naturally? I find that I am prone to skin infections like ringworm, athlete's foot, infected hair folicles. What are some holistic methods of prevention?
Depends on…: …how old your son is. Gear the explanation to his level of understanding. If he's young, explain the importance of proper handwashing, cleaning wounds, having wounds looked at. Tell him about germs that can make him sick if he is careless about injuries. Stress importance of handwashing after coughs/sneezes/blowing nose. Older? Look up staph on google with him to get the facts. ...Read more
Is toenail fungus with M. Gypseum contagious to other family members? How can I avoid spreading during treatment?
Spreading is a myth.: In short, dermatophytes are saprophytes - meaning an organism that grows on non living tissue. The nail has to have some sort of damage, thickness, pulling up from the nail bed first for the fungus to get into or under the nail. Unless someone is immunologically compromised, it is very rare to 'pass' the fungus from one person to another. ...Read more
Broad topic: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Hi ! can you please guide for medicine for morphea skin diseases currently uv light are going on. How long can can it take to cure 100%?
What are some ways to prevent recurring vaginal yeast infections for someone who gets them quite easily (besides probiotic)?
Treat intestines!: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics & hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html & http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are probiotics good for skin conditions acne on face and dry and ichy body. How long do they take to get into yr system. which are the best to take. ?
What dietary steps can I take to heal and prevent future outbreaks of my tinea versicolor? I am looking for a more natural drug-free solution.
Selenium sulfide : Getting tv isn't really a function of what you eat- its a yeast that lives on most people's skin, transmitted in the environment, and some people react to it and some don't. You can avoid getting it by wearing clothing protection at the gym-tv can be spread by gym mats, etc) but over all, treating with on the skin regimens is adequate. If very resistant to tx, your doc can rx Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral pills. ...Read more
How long is someone with ringworm contagious for? (# days prior and after skin rash symptoms)
What need to do to prevent transfer to others
Prevent Infection: The vagina has a specific environment (ph) and if that is altered, infections develop. Do not douche. In fact, do not use any soaps/body washes in or near your vagina. Wear cotton underwear, preferablly not thongs, since one mode of infection is bacteria from the anus traveling to the vagina. Also, for hygeine, wipe front to back after using the toilet. A healthy diet is also crucial. ...Read more
What would be the best medicine to treat my attactks on allergic rhinitis and how can i prevent these attacks?
How can I overcome my barrier of pain and chronic illness (due to pcos and other complications) to be more intimate with my husband?
What is pneumonia? What are those medicine can heal pneumonia? How can I prevent or how to prevent pneumonia?
Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of lung, usually caused by bacteria or virus but also by fungus, too. Chemicals can cause similar pneumonitis or inflammatory response. Cancers & foreign objects can also block lungs too. Best way to prevent pneumonia is to avoid being coughed/sneezed upon, wash hands frequently, don't smoke, maintain your immune system via diet & exercise. Most important, stop smoking! ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you mean by a stomach infection. H. Pylori is one type of infection that is commonly cured with some antibiotics. It can be passed through food items in a person's home, and is contagious from one person to another. There are other infections, but I do not know your medical history. ...Read more
How to disinfect touchscreen cellphones and remotes to eliminate bacterias like staph etc? What to use and how to use? Can I wipe them with dettol?
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