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How does one prevent syphilis?

How does one prevent syphilis?

Monogamous sex: Syphillis is one of the silent but deadly killers that has been around forever. It is still quite sensitive to penicillin, but its ability to pass unnoticed during sexual contact and masquerade as many other ailments (flu, dermatitis) often leads affected people to ignore early symptoms and spread it without realizing they have it. Condoms and spermacidal agents offer not real protection. ...Read more

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How can one prevent syphilis?

How can one prevent syphilis?

Be careful: Only have sex with a partner that you know well and trust fully. Using a condom will also drastically lower your risk of acquiring an std. ...Read more

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How does one prevent orchitis?

How does one prevent orchitis?

Random mostly: Since orchitis is mostly from bacterial infection and is somewhat of arandom occurrence, there isn't much to do in the way of "prevention". If you are diabetic and more prone to infection, i would say that good diabetes control would be important in reducing infection risk in general. ...Read more

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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more

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How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested. ...Read more

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How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?

Misinformed?: 90% of those who get herpes never get 'symptoms'. Herpes infections take weeks to take hold. Herpes is now only accurately diagnosed by blood test. ...Read more

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How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection , once get infected stays in the body for ever , anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks ( break outs ). If you are infected like 30 million american , you must inform your partner , use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100% , almost half million new cases are added in usa. ...Read more

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How does one contract mrsa?

How does one contract mrsa?

I might add: Mrsa is found on most people common in nasal passage ways, but is usually kept in check with other bacterium. ...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 long does it take for huntingtons disease to kill u?

How long does it take for huntingtons disease to kill u?

Decades: Most patients with huntington's disease develop symptoms in their 40's or 50's, although for some it is much earlier or later. Once symptoms are present the disease course is somewhat unpredictable, but most patients will survive for many years. Here is a site with resources regarding this disease: www.Hdsa.Org. ...Read more

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How does one get Aids ?

How does one get Aids ?

Unprotected sex: Aids is spread during unprotected anal, vaginal or oral sex with a partner who has AIDS. It is not spread through the air, on doorknobs or toilets, etc. So you have to work a little to get it. If you are unsure about your partner in sex, always protect yourself. ...Read more

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How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

How does one prevent pregnancy induced gingivitis?

Don't get pregnant..: Sorry...There is no way to prevent or to even predict that everyone and anyone who gets pregnaat will have pregnancy gingivitis. When having a child...Your body goes thru so many hormonal changes...Gingivitis is minor. Although annoying the things you can do to help yourself is use a gentle toothbrush, avoid the whitening toothpastes and try to floss with regularity.. Good luck and congrats. ...Read more

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How does one contract ringworm?

How does one contract ringworm?

Physical contact: Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment. See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

How long does it take for genital warts to develop?

Depends: Some people whose local and systemic immune response is compromised may develop genital warts in a matter of weeks, whereas those whose immune system is strong, may never develop any visible warts. ...Read more

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How does one treat ocular herpes?

How does one treat ocular herpes?

Topical antivirals: Of a variety of types are effective in active keratitis. I do not think it is clear that adding oral Acyclovir adds anything more. ...Read more

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How can one prevent diabetes?

How can one prevent diabetes?

Exercise, diet: Only type 2 diabetes is known to be preventable. Maintaining a normal weight is the biggest key factor. Beyond that, exercise defined as 30 minutes brisk walking 5 times weekly has been shown to delay or prevent diabetes. Eating a diet low in refined/simple sugars is also worthwhile. ...Read more

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How much time does a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

How much time does a penicillin injection take to cure secondary syphilis?

Here are some ...: If 1 year, give 3 weekly doses. Of course, need to be monitored with RPR / VDRL at 1, 3, 6 & 12 months after treatment. Besides, take on practicing safe sex and low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. ...Read more

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How does one get porphyria?

How does one get porphyria?

Inherited: Typically inherited problem in the breakdown of red blood cells, in particular heme. The abdominal pain and crises can be set off by medications, alcohol, or low calorie diets. Medications that cause include but are not limited to barbiturates, anticonvulsants, estrogens, oral contraceptives, or even supplements (chromium for example). ...Read more

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