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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
Sadly probably not: We are exposed to staph frequently (other people, household objects, even pets) so it is very difficult to avoid it completely. If the opportunity arises, the staph on our body can cause infection. But, good hand hygiene (washing frequently and using hand sanitizers), avoiding touching our faces/noses, and being careful with personal items (combs, towels, etc) probably help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nosocomial: Nosocomial means hospital acquired. The most important precaution is to use frequent hand washing anytime a patient is seen and between patients. For some types of infections, such as MRSA a private room with gowns and gloves and other protective gear may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23 year old with frequnet ed. What can be done to help prevent progresion of this disease. What exactly is ovcuring in the anatomy?
ED in young may…: Result from smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, anything that compromises circulation to penis. Treatment consists primarily of correcting any or those causes. Meds like viagra (sildenafil) are sometimes used to help function while other problems are being dealt with but are not a substitute for eliminating correctible causes. ...Read more
AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Abstinance: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. Crabs (phthirus pubis) can also be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be cautious: If what you are referring to is a party/ bar-like setting, bring your own drinks and never let them out of your sight. Or when using cans/bottles keep your thumb over the opening. Unless you are being forced to consume pills or use needles, drinks are one of the most common ways for this to occur and you are your best defense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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