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How To Prevent Cold
Can reduce!: Children are going to get colds. That being said, there are measures one can take to reduce the number that they may otherwise get. The simplest way is to practice proper hygiene and handwashing techniques! everyone should make sure their hands are clean before handling the baby. Also, avoiding places where there are large numbers of people can be helpful and reduce exposure to viruses. ...Read more
Be Well: Give yourself lots of tender loving care: eat right, exercise, get rest, balance work/play. When life's out of whack, then we don't fight off infection as well ... And cold sores can break out. Think of it as a yellow flag warning that something's out of balance. 4 or more outbreaks of cold sores in a year? Talk with your doc about daily antiviral rx to prevent more cold sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Denavir (penciclovir): You cannot really prevent cold sores, but you can cut the time short and even stop them from blistering and getting too big. Most people experience a tingling aura when a cold sore is coming on. If you apply a prescription medication like Denavir (penciclovir) during this early phase and then continue to apply it 4 or 5 times a day in the area, you can stop or shorten the time of a cold sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold feet: Cold feet could be caused by Raynauds syndrome, or could be vascular issues, etc. Best to get your feet evaluated to be sure. Raynaud's can cause a vasospasm of the arteries reducing blood flow. In about 40 percent of people who have Raynaud's, it affects the feet/toes. It is relatively benign. Treatments include wearing warm, thick socks, and simply keeping your feet warm. Rarely meds r needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling weak and whole body hurts and I have the sniffles. How can I prevent the cold from developing?
Medication: Cold sores can be prevented by taking valtrex (valacyclovir). When you feel the tingling sensation of a cold sore coming on then you take 2 tabs and 2 more tabs 12 hours later and the medication will prevent the cold sore from forming at best or shorten it's duration if it does form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tips: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some tips: To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventing How?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
Abreva: This is an over-the-counter cream that you start using as soon as you feel the outbreak coming on. It is supposed to interrupt the viruses attachment to cells and thus prevent the outbreak. If that doesn't work after 24 hours then go to an urgent care or your doctor for the prescription pills to stop the outbreak. ...Read more
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Handwashing: The only real way to prevent a cold is to stay away from all other human beings during cold season. Since that's neither possible nor desirable, the next best thing is to wash your hands frequently when a cold is circulating, and not get too upset when it happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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