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How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

Pink eye: This is in adults almost always viral. No topical antibiotic ointment or drop will prevent it. It is caught, like the common cold, by exposure to material from someone who currently has the condition. Observing cleanliness on your part will help but you cannot avoid touching objects that may have the virus on it when placed there by another. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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How can I prevent from getting conjunctivitus?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is very common, usually caused by commonly found viruses or bacteria. The most important safeguards you can take are to avoid contact with anyone who has pink eye and to make sure you wash your hands thoroughly when you are concerned that you have touched something that is contaminated. Also, keep your hands off your eyes in case there are germs on your hands. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye redness?

How can I prevent eye redness?

Prevention?: The eye's normal response to anything that irritates it is to become red ;/or to tear ;/or to make more mucous. Trying to protect the ocular surface with glasses, sunglasses, broad brimmed hat, artificial teardrop applications, to blink more, to rest them when tired, to eliminate environmental irritants, and to use antihistamine drops when itchy may all help. But to prevent redness is not likely. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

Routine exams: and early intervention by your ophthalmologist!

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How can I prevent bronchiolitis?

How can I prevent bronchiolitis?

Avoid sick people: Bronchiolitis is a wheezing/runny nose/congestion illness caused by a virus called rsv. It is contracted from another person who has RSV (usually young children but could be anyone). Most children especially babies get it from daycare or preschool... So avoiding those places is important. ...Read more

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How can I prevent near-sightedness?

How can I prevent near-sightedness?

One theory...: There is a theory that near-sightedness is made worse by repeated accommodation, the process of bringing an image up close to see. The more one reads up close, the faster the near-sightedness develops. With this theory, one should hold all reading material at arms-length to minimize accommodation, and thereby, decrease the progression of near-sightedness. ...Read more

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How can I prevent glaucoma?

How can I prevent glaucoma?

See your eye doc: Yearly eye exams by an experienced practioneer will allow early detection of risk and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I prevent glaucoma from recurring?

How can I prevent glaucoma from recurring?

Can't: Glaucoma does not go away . The diagnosis is for a lifetime and needs constant monitoring and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I prevent herpes?

How can I prevent herpes?

Abstinence,contracep: Use contraception or abstain from sexual intercourse with an individual known to be exposed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent mastitis?

How can I prevent mastitis?

Remove obstruction: Mastitis occurs from a plugged duct, which is often due to anything that hampers milk flow, ie an obstruction. This may be from an ill fitting bra or lack of complete emptying of the breast during a feeding. Diets high in saturated fat and sodium also increase your risk of plugged ducts. So, allow your baby to nurse long enough to soften your breast, wear loose clothing and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ear infections?

How can I prevent ear infections?

External ear infect.: External ear infections (or "swimmer's ear") is best avoided by keeping excessive moisture from accumulating in the ear-canal. People prone to external ear infections can use swimmer's ear drops after swimming or other immersion to help dry the ear canal and kill germs (such as fungus, yeast, or bacteria). Avoid putting anything else in the ear, including cotton-swabs. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hives?

How can I prevent hives?

Antihistamines: If you're particularly allergic to something, let's say a cat - and you know you'll be coming into contact with one tonight or tomorrow, you can premedicate with over the counter antihistamines like zyrtek, Claritin and allegra. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better but can also make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can prevent seasonal allergies?

Can i tell me how i can prevent seasonal allergies?

Challenging task: The best approach to treating allergies is avoidance, medications and allergy injections. Avoidance measures may be impractical for seasonal pollens. Medications that are started before the allergy season is better than waiting for symptoms to occur. The best long term treatment is allergy shots from board certified allergist. This can provide long lasting relief even after injections are done. ...Read more

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How can I prevent blisters?

How can I prevent blisters?

Blisters: There is some evidence that foot blister incidence can be reduced by closed cell neoprene insoles. Wearing foot socks composed of acrylic results in fewer foot blisters in runners. A thin polyester sock, combined with a thick wool or polypropylene sock that maintains its bulk when exposed to sweat and compression reduces blister incidence in marine recruits. ...Read more

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How can I prevent epistaxis?

How can I prevent epistaxis?

Epistaxis: Depends on what is causing it. Most of the time is bening and spontaneous. For example dry air (winter) , allergies, sneezing. Vaseline in nostril will prevent dryness. If in doubt, see doctor for evaluation, medication review, labs or referral if needed. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye infections?

How can I treat eye infections?

DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious problems not only in the eyes but in the body. ...Read more

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What can I take to prevent rhinovirus?

What can I take to prevent rhinovirus?

Boost immunity: Although you cannot take anything to prevent rhinovirus, you can boost your immunity through good sleep, regular exercise and a healthy diet as well as multivitamins to prevent a rhinovirus from taking hold and causing a lot of symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent bronchitis?

How can I help prevent  bronchitis?

Acute of chronic?: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. To prevent it, avoidance of infected people when possible as well as frequent hand washing is needed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically due to smoking so avoidance of smoking and smoking cessation is needed to prevent it. ...Read more

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How can I cure conjunctivitis quickly?

How can I cure conjunctivitis quickly?

Conjunctivitis: Is a self limited infection, antibiotic eye drops are given to shorten the course. Good hygeine, washing hands can prevent its spread. ...Read more

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How can I treat conjunctivitis quickly?

Conjunctivitis: see eye doc, ususally requires medication for wuickest resolution ...Read more