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How Staphylococcal Entries Can Be Prevented
Staph: Staph is frequently found as part of the normal skin flora on the skin and nasal passages. It can cause minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo, boils, cellulitis to life threatening diseases such as endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome and sepsis. Methicillin- resistant s. Auras, abbreviated MRSA is a strain of staph that has become resistant to a number of antibiotics. ...Read more
See below: Vaccination of feed animals. Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Improve food safty practices. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene. Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage. Ban unpasturized dairy products. There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccination, hygiene: Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Insulin if Diabetic: Glysosuria means glucose or sugar in the urine. Most common cause is diabetes. Primary diabetes can probably not be prevented and is due to insufficient or no Insulin production by the pancreas or production of Insulin antibodies. Secondary diabetes is most commonly caused by obesity, so avoid getting overweight. Glcosuria can occur normally in pregancy. Control hyerthyroidism and avoid xs alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex issue: There are genetic factors in asthma, but it is not passed down like eye color.Each new kid is a combination of genes from either parent,so it is hard to say if it will show up at all or to what severity.If both parents have asthma, there is a greater chance a kid would. Even in the same family one kid may have symptoms and the other not.You can't change your genes. but early recognition & rx helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds and life style: Hi, first you need to irradicate fungus from your system, which could be not as easy as taking meds for it. Second, you need to be on sugar/simple carbs free diet for at least 6-12 months. Thrid, you need to restore healthy gastro-intestinal flora. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney infections: The best prevention for kidney infections is good hygiene. Most kidney infections start in the bladder and are from bacteria that live on the skin of the penis or in the vaginal vault. Women, after intercourse, should urinate within a few hours. Make sure you don't hold your bladder for an absurd about of time since the act of urination flushes these bacteria from the urethra. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Difficult to prevent: Damage to heart muscle resulting in injury signficantly compromising function can be due to many causes, most commonly due to coronary artery disease. High blood pressure, heritable, infiltrative or infectious causes can also cause cardiomyopathy. Treating risk factors can reduce the risk of preventable disease, but the infectious (especially viral) causes are bad luck & genetic susceptibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: Controlling blood sugars to prevent complications. Looking for calluses which are signs of areas with increased pressure. Avoid trauma by protecting your feet and never go barefoot. Check your feet daily. Study conducted by duke university researchers found that medicare-eligible patients with diabetes were less likely to experience lower-extremity amputations if seen by a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
It can't : There are no proven strategies known to prevent diverticulitis. The cause (pathogenesis) of diverticulitis is an area of active research. Avoiding seeds, nuts, etc has been unfounded and no longer recommended. Fiber is recommended more for prevention of diverticulosis rather than diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Tetanus can be prevented by a readily available vaccine. It is often administered as part of a combination vaccine during infancy and as boosters as one grows older. The protection may wain over time so all older kids and adults should renew their protection every 5-10 years based on lifestyle. Unimmunized folks may benefit from localized wound care and special hyper immune globulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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