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How can you avoid diphtheria?

How can you avoid diphtheria?

Get vaccinated: Humans are the only reservoir of contageous material. Since international travel is common, a contageous traveler, early in their illness, could spred the germ anywhere in the world.The germs are often spread in a cough or contaminated secretions.Fully immunized persons can acquire a mild sore throat & spred it to others. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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How to avoid tuberculosis??

How to avoid tuberculosis??

Avoid close contact: Tuberculosis (TB) is transmitted by respiratory droplets (small drops of water breathed out from someone infected with TB esp coughing). It is more easily caught when living in cramped quarters with someone infected, and if unhealthy/have poor nutrition. Good nutrition/exercise, no smoking/alcohol, avoiding infected people or, if unavoidable, then wearing an N95 mask around them, all help. ...Read more

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How to avoid homesickness?

Skype: You can try visiting home often, but if it is not cost effective or you simply can not, try skypeing or even crazier, you could try writing letters and using a thing called mail. There is nothing wrong with being home sick, as dorothy always said, .."there is no place like home!". ...Read more

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How can I avoid avian flu? What are the best ways to avoid exposing myself to avian flu? .

How can I avoid avian flu? What are the best ways to avoid exposing myself to avian flu?

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Bird Flu: The majority of cases of bird flu have been found in asia, africa ; europe in recent years. According to the food ; drug administration, even if you atemeat or eggs from an infected bird, the disease would not be transmitted if the food is properly cooked. The cdc recommends that if you travel to “hpai h5n1-endemic countries and those countries experiencing hpai h5n1 poultry outbreaks observe. ...Read more

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How to avoid swine flu?

How to avoid swine flu?

Swine flu: You cannot really avoid - you can minimize the risk of getting it. Wash your hands, cover the nose when sneezing, stay away from people who have the flu or flu like symptoms, perhaps consider the flu shot as well. ...Read more

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How to avoid getting gout?

How to avoid getting gout?

Avoid purine rich: Foods like alcohol, organ meats, and cheeses. Eat or drink cherry juice which helps clear your system of excess uric acid ...Read more

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How to avoid sun poisioning?

How to avoid sun poisioning?

Fluids and avoid sun: The best way to avoid sun poisoning is to avoid sun exposure and remain well hydrated. You can wear hats with large brims if you must be in the sun. Using sun screens with high spf will help. Hydration is very important. Drink fluid to replenish your electrolytes. ...Read more

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How dangerous is bpa and how to avoid exposure?

How dangerous is bpa and how to avoid exposure?

Ltd danger - unknown: Use of bpa & human exposure is so very low that it is impossible to determine extent or risk at this point in time. Studies completed are not conclusive enough to demand withdrawal. Studies show micro doses are metabolized and excreted from the body very quickly, limiting potential damage. Avoidance in packaging, etc. Is very difficult to control. ...Read more

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How to avoid cough?

How to avoid cough?

YOU CAN NOT: Cough is a method by which your body attempts to get rid of something that shouldn't normally be where it is at. You do not want to avoid that. ...Read more

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How to avoid acne?

How to avoid acne?

Get older: Forgive my frankness. Nobody understands why one person gets acne and the other doesn't. Looking for a cause is almost never helpful. It's not diet (the link with milk is weak, others even weaker), touching your face, or enjoying your body. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need to add prescription-strength Rx with your physician, don't hesitate. ...Read more

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What can we take to prevent chickenpox?

What can we take to prevent chickenpox?

Vaccine: The varicella vaccine is effective at preventing both chicken pox and shingles. Recent recommendations are to have a second dosage about 5 years from the first. This increases immunity. ...Read more

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How can I avoid pertussis in infant?

How can I avoid pertussis in infant?

Vaccinate: You vaccinate the mother during pregnancy or soon thereafter, as well as any adult in routine contact.You also vaccinate the kid as soon as they are old enough. ...Read more

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How to avoid astigmatism?

How to avoid astigmatism?

Cannot : At age 33 you cannot do anything to avoid astigmatism. Surgery may be able to correct astigmatism if you have it now. If you do not have any astigmatism at this time it is unlikely to be a problem in the future. ...Read more

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How to avoid viral fever?

How to avoid viral fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If a viral infection is causing fever you can not avoid it but you can treat it with some tylenol, (acetaminophen) a lot of fluids and rest. Fever is a normal physiologic reaction of our body to infection. ...Read more

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How to avoid asthama?

How to avoid asthama?

Genetic +environment: Genetic plays a role, but environmental exposures play a bigger role in development/severity of asthma. Living in rural/farms has lower risk compare to urban environments. Certain occupational/chemical exposures incur even higher risks. If you don't have asthma, then minimize exposure to smoke/chemicals may help. If yes, then follow doc for eval/treatment to better control your asthma. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to avoid smog?

How to avoid smog?

Stay indoors or move: You cannot control the environment or air pollution. For chronic smog, you need to wear mask while outdoors. To avoid smog, you need to stay indoors all the time, which may not be very healthy long-term. Otherwise, to avoid smog, you need to move to an area where there is clean air and no smog or air pollution. For intermittent smog, wear mask outdoors or stay indoors until smog clears. ...Read more

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Tips on how to avoid triggering situations so not to get headaches?

Tips on how to avoid triggering situations so not to get headaches?

See below...: Assuming u know ur triggering situations, avoid those that can be avoided & practice changing ur perspective regarding what cannot be changed. Mindfulness mediation, relaxation, tapping/eft are all self help tools for that. Talk therapy can be very helpful too in exploring ways to cope with uncomfortable situations. Wishing u well! a shared & healthily expressed feeling is less likely to ache! ...Read more

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