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How can I prevent colds in my 8 month old child?

How can I prevent colds in my 8 month old child?

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

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How can I prevent cold sores?

How can I prevent cold sores?

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 more

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Know how can you prevent cold sores?

Know how can you prevent cold sores?

Stress control: Cold sore is the recurrence of herpes after initial infection. The most common cause of cold sore is the stress. Stress control and oral hygeine are best ways to avoid cold sore. ...Read more

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How can I prevent cold after running?

How can I prevent cold after running?

Vague: Do you mean that you are cold after running or getting a cold? You live in california, so I am assuming the later, but unsure. ...Read more

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Need guide as to how do you prevent cold sores?

Need guide as to how do you prevent cold sores?

Look here: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores has good concise info.

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Looking for answer to how can I prevent cold sores?

Looking for answer to how can I prevent cold sores?

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 more

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How to prevent a cold sore on lip?

How to prevent a cold sore on lip?

Do not get exposed: Once that you get exposed and have a cold sore, it would be recurrent. Now, there are some people that are resistant to this kind of virus. ...Read more

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Why are my feet always cold, and how can i prevent cold feet?

Why are my feet always cold, and how can i prevent cold feet?

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 more

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How can you prevent getting cold sores?

How can you prevent getting cold sores?

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 more

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How can I prevent them cold sores from coming back?

How can I prevent them cold sores from coming back?

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 more

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How can I prevent getting cold feet in the winter and summer?

How can I prevent getting cold feet in the winter and summer?

Warm footwear: Wear heavy socks! if you smoke stop! can be a sign of poor circulation. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a cold sore?

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 more

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How quickly following preventing a cold sore can you kiss someone?

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

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How can I prevent a cold sore outbreak? I think I may be getting one :(

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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How can I help prevent a cold?

How can I help prevent a cold?

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 more

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How do you prevent spreading a colds?

How do you prevent  spreading  a colds?

Stay Away: The best answer is to avoid close contact were droplets from our breathing comes in contact with the other person. Also good handwashing helps. But avoidance is best. ...Read more