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How can those people with body piercings and tattoos prevent infections?

How can those people with body piercings and tattoos prevent infections?

Keep it clean.: Before, during and immediately after the procedures, keep the area clean and protected. Once healed, tattoos are unlikely to become infected. Piercings, on the other hand, should be protected from further trauma, and if become red and painful, may need additional care or removal to prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Have noonan syndrome factir 11 deficiency clot and have a heart stent due to a car accident if i take medicine to prevnt infections can I get a tatto?

Have noonan syndrome factir 11 deficiency clot and have a heart stent due to a car accident if i take medicine to prevnt infections can I get a tatto?

Tatto: With all these problems you have , getting a tatto might not be the best thing to do. It will increase you risk of contaminated needles and exposure to infections, like hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Are antiviral substances produced in a cell in response to viral infection to prevent the replication of new virus?

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Are antiviral substances produced in a cell in response to viral infection to prevent the replication of new virus?

Yes: Cells will both respond to internal infection as well as signals indication infection from other cells to mount the antiviral defenses. ...Read more

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How to prevent infection after open heart surgery?

How to prevent infection after open heart surgery?

Multiple: Well cleaned preop bactrian nasally excellent prophylactic antibiotics given on time careful prep of skin excellent surgical technique and tissue handling and careful closure ?ll are standard practices but there is still an incidence if infection: diabetes obesity contamination etc. ...Read more

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How can you prevent infection after surgery?

How can you prevent infection after surgery?

Get w/the Guidelines: Surgical infections have more to do with what i can do as a surgeon rather than anything my patients do. There are well-established guidelines that, when followed, can lower infection rates. These include using antibiotics within 1hr. Prior to surgery, appropriate skin cleansing, short operative times, and getting anything "foreign" (catheters, tubes, ivs, etc.) out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How likely is infection after amputation? I'm very worried about infection after my amputation. How common is it and how can I prevent it? .

How likely is infection after amputation? I'm very worried about infection after my amputation. How common is it and how can I prevent it?

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Likely: Superficial infections of the incision site are unfortunately not uncommon. The key to prevention is aggressive wound management. Make sure that nothing is rubbing on the incision and that the wound is not gapping. Keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more