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How To Avoid Mrsa
Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs, non-res ones dominate. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How to disinfect touchscreen cellphones and remotes to eliminate bacterias like staph etc? What to use and how to use? Can I wipe them with dettol?
Part of growing up: You can't go through normal puberty without some acne, and some people have it much worse than others. Nowadays, your physician has a variety of choices that will suit you; antibiotics are usually sufficient for all but the worst cases, and a woman may be cleared if she can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more
Alarms, timed voids: Bed wetting is a common problem that almost always resolves. There are options such as alarm systems and timed voiding which can be tried at home. For occasions such as a sleepover when a patient may need to guarantee they will stay dry, there is a medication that can be used. Your doctor can help assess for medical causes of bed wetting and give advice on using the other options mentioned here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low carbohydrate: The easiest way to prevent diabetes is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective in normalizing blood sugars. For more, visit: https://kaushikmd.com/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle : Sorry, you can't completely avoid cancer, but ACS data suggest that 50-60% of cancer deaths can be prevented by not using tobacco products (of any kind), eating well, exercising, and overall living a healthy lifestyle. Also, make sure you get the screening tests appropriate for your age and risk. Talk to your doc about this. I wish you a long, healthy life. ...Read more
Prevention: Big topic! tendonitis is frequently the result of overuse injuries so training modification is important. Resolve any imbalances such as malalignment (orthotics), weakness and tightness (physical therapist) or technique(coach). Cross train so that you are not doing the same things over and over. Something simple like checking the grip on your racket or shaft of the golf club may help as well. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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