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How can I prevent stress from my environment from 'getting to me'?

How can I prevent stress from my environment from 'getting to me'?

Ground Yourself : A bit of stress may give you enough fuel to overcome challenges but perceiving the environment as constantly stressful may prevent you from doing your best. Look at challenges as an opportunity to grow. Decide what you can--and what you cannot control. Exercise regularly, relax every day, eat healthy meals at regular intervals and protect your sleep time to recover from your daily challenges. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from turning red when people talk to me?

How can I prevent myself from turning red when people talk to me?

Possibly stage frigh: sounds like a fear of being in the spotlight leading to a hormonal response. Develop confidence for public speaking by doing more of it. Don't shy away. ...Read more

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How do I protect my child from cyber-bullying, i've heard that it can lead to suicide attempts?

How do I protect my child from cyber-bullying, i've heard that it can lead to suicide attempts?

More Guidance: Talk to your child, seek professional help and above all, try to help control the web access by using parental controls and the like.But child education is probably the most important. ...Read more

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How could i prevent my self from allergy?

How could i prevent my self from allergy?

It's a challenge: While there is some evidence that allergies may be delayed or prevented through intervention in infancy, there is not much an adult can do. The risk of developing allergies is in part based on genetics--higher risk if parents are allergic and environmental exposure. One way to avoid specific allergies is to avoid those occupations that carry high risk such as crab processing, sawmill work, etc. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent the cells in my body from dying prematurely?

Healthy living: There is no one step, medication, diet or other item that will address that. Caloric restriction, exercise, low saturated fat intake, no use of tobacco, and no more than one alcoholic drink a day, getting adequate sleep, maintaining a positive attitude, having a good circle of friends my be conducive to healthful life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could protect my skin from getting darker due to chlorinated swimming pool?

Can you tell me how I could protect my skin from getting darker due to chlorinated swimming pool?

Skin care: Apply a strong SPF sunscreen at least half an hour before entering the pool. Insure that chlorine is well washed from skin with warm water and soap. Use moisturizers liberally. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can protect our skin from dryness in winter?

Can you tell me how i can protect our skin from dryness in winter?

DryWinter skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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How could i protect my self from any virus?

How could i protect my self from any virus?

Stay immunized: For those viruses for which there are vaccines available, make sure you get them. Do not touch people with colds without washing your hands afterward. Don't engage in risky activities like drug use or unprotected sex, if there are mosquito borne infections where you are, wear insecticides. Mostly remain informed and aware. Perhaps you should study medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can prevent parasites from entering my baby's body?

Can i tell me how i can prevent parasites from entering my baby's body?

Hygiene: Good hygiene for the baby can help, but there is no way to be certain a parasite can not enter your baby's body. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from getting overwhelmed by the smallest things?

How can I stop myself from getting overwhelmed by the smallest things?

Very hard : Tough habit to break, but you just need to relax more, don't get so wound up over the little things, my grandma told me this and it really works, "count to 10" when something bothers you before dealing with or reply to what ever it is that can upset you. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from using gambling to prevent anxiety?

How can I prevent myself from using gambling to prevent anxiety?

GA: I recommend seeking professional help to address the underlying anxiety and your gambling problem. (psychiatrist or clinical psychologist). 12 step programs are a tremendous help with addictive behaviors. Gamblers anonymous is free, anonymous, provides support and helps with new coping skills. ...Read more

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How can I stop my eyes from becoming irritated due to computer work?

How can I stop my eyes from becoming irritated due to computer work?

Blink: It's al due to lower blink rate when we stare at a screen. Blink more or uise artificial tears. If you are in your 40's, you may need glasses, too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i help my body heal after second-hand smoke exposure?

Nothing is needed: Your body will "heal" itself. Second hand smoke generally only causes problems with long-term and continuous exposure, like people working in bars or other places where people smoke, or in homes where there are smokers. One exposure will not cause major problems, unless you are highly sensitive (asthma, allergy etc.). Normal diet, activity and exercise will help, nothing else should be needed. ...Read more

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Sir i am eating pencil leads ! how can i have to stop eating like those leads? and it will harm to my body?

Sir i am eating pencil leads ! how can i have to stop eating like those leads? and it will harm to my body?

PIca: ...is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, sand, or in your case pencil leads. Because pica can occur in people who have lower than normal nutrient levels & malnutrition, your doctor may want to test blood levels of iron & zinc. Also seen with autism, schizophrenia, & disorders such as Kleine-Levin syndrome. ...Read more

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I get a lot of skin tags on my face due to genetics. What can I safely do to prevent them?

I get a lot of skin tags on my face due to genetics. What can I safely do to prevent them?

More info needed.: Who told you it was genetic and why? Please resubmit; we know a lot about recognized genetic disorders, and can not answer your question without further information. ...Read more

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What can I do to protect my lungs from pollution?

What can I do to protect my lungs from pollution?

Lung pollution: Avoid inhaling toxic air. Live where you can get good clean air. Do not smoke and live with second hand cigarette smoke. If you have allergies or asthma, treat these conditions appropriately. Avoid working where you will inhale fumes. If you use chemicals at home for projects or hobbies, make sure you have plenty of ventilation. ...Read more

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I am going to attempt deconditioning with exposure to treat my phobia. What kind of stimuli should I use while i expose myself to the object of fear?

I am going to attempt deconditioning with exposure to treat my phobia. What kind of stimuli should I use while i expose myself to the object of fear?

Desensitization : Depends on what you're trying to be desensitized. This would work best with a professional therapist to help you. Good luck! ...Read more