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How Do You Get Exposed To Meningitis
Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain). Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult question: It depends on whether it is wet or dry cold, what the outside temperature is and what part of the body is exposed. Mostly frostbite occurs on the hands or feet. The colder the outside temperature the more rapid the onset. Also relates to the type of protective clothing. It can be just a few minutes or longer of exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone sneezes on you what can you to get rid of the germs that you got so you do not get sick.? how to kill germs?.
Sneeze: Use hand sanitizer and wash/rinse exposed skin. A change of clothes is also a good idea. ...Read more
Stay clean: If they sneezed in your face, not much you can do other than say "God Bless YOU, and I appreciate you covering your mouth!" If the sneezed around you, simply avoid the spittle, practice good hygiene by washing your hands often. Having antibacterial wipes can help too. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles vaccine: Currently the recommendation for shingles vaccine is a single dose to those age 60 or older. However, as we have found with many other vaccines that immunity may wane with time, changes in this recommendation could occur as time goes by and we research what happens 10-20 years down the line......more to come! ...Read more
Susceptable/exposed: A variety of germs that cause meningitis can be carried by healthy folks in their nose& throat & these folks never get ill. They can pass it on to their environment thru secretions or droplets of a sneeze. A susceptable person then acquires the germ and it invades their system, often thru the sensitive linings of the nasal passages.We're not sure why some get sick & some don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type?: The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is recommended for children 11 years old and up, with a booster at age 16 or older. If the first one is given at 16 or later, no booster is recommended. Younger children, or older adults, who have an immune system problem may have it recommended for them. You should ask your/your children's doctor about your specific circumstance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by person: Some patients respond very well to anesthetic, others need more. Some teeth (i.e. Long roots) might require a wider area to be numb, while others might be "flappin' in the breeze, " and come out with gauze - so it really depends on your case. On average though, maybe 2-3 injections would be my estimate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Must Meet Standards: May consider “disabled” if you have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (including emotional or learning problem) which results; inability to do any substantial gainful activity; can be expected to result in death; or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposure: Exposure to the listeria bacterium in a large enough dose. Risk factors include drinking unpasteurized milk and eating unpasteurized cheese (usually a soft cheese). A weak immune system helps to contract the disease (pregnancy, hiv/aids, leukemia, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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