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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Infection After A New Tattoo

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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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Can i tell me how i can prevent infection in cut on my bum?

Cleanliness/Godlines: This would depend where on your bum the infection might be and what caused it. Overall, keeping wounds clean (good old soap and water), dry and free from soilage is the best protection. Watch for signs and symptoms of infection: fever, pain, redness, heat at the site, drainage and seek medical attention if any of these occur. ...Read more

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What can i use to prevent reccurent yeast infection?

What can i use to prevent reccurent yeast infection?

Fluconazole: A single dose of fluconazole (trade name Diflucan® in the US) taken once a week by mouth often is highly effective in preventing recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Ask your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes amniotic infection and how do I prevent it?

What causes amniotic infection and how do I prevent it?

You can't: Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole body and spread to the uterus through the blood. If you think your bag of waters is broken, go to the hospital. If you think you may have any infection, see your doctor. If antibiotics are prescribed, take them. ...Read more

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Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

Yes: It is not the material the object that cuts you is made of that matters. It is the dirt and bacteria that is on it. If something is has dirt on it- it could have the tetanus bacteria on it. Get your tetanus shot updated at least every 10 years. ...Read more

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How can I explain to my son about preventing staph infections?

How can I explain to my son about preventing staph infections?

Depends on…: …how old your son is. Gear the explanation to his level of understanding. If he's young, explain the importance of proper handwashing, cleaning wounds, having wounds looked at. Tell him about germs that can make him sick if he is careless about injuries. Stress importance of handwashing after coughs/sneezes/blowing nose. Older? Look up staph on google with him to get the facts. ...Read more

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What is the best thing i can do after have sex to prevent infections?

What is the best thing i can do after have sex to prevent infections?

Before - not after: The best thing you can do to prevent getting a sexually transmitted disease should be before and not after sex. You can: 1. Abstain. 2. Be monogamous. 3. Use a condom. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can prevent myself from getting viral infections?

What are some ways I can prevent myself from getting viral infections?

Sleep is important: Preventing viral infections is very hard just ask any doctor. Most of us get sick all of the time. Good hygiene and keeping your hands clean and avoiding placing things in your mouth is always a good start. Never underestimate the importance of a good nights sleep as the immune system can be severely impaired by as little as one night of sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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I am getting ovet a sinus infection. What do I do to prevent pain while flying?

I am getting ovet a sinus infection.  What do I do to prevent pain while flying?

Decongestants: Spray decongestant nasal spray in the nose before takeoff and landing to relieve pressure. Do not use them more than 3 days in a row or your nose gets addicted to them! ...Read more

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I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

I have reoccuring bladder infections, can I prevent this without using antibitotics?

The following: By urinating after sex to empty bladder, shower not bathe + never use bubble bath.Avoid costipation.Good toilet hygiene: wipe front to back, pull panties, tights + pants down to ankles & spread thighs widely when urinating. (avoids urine trapping in vagina).Don't wear thongs or hold off urination.Healthy diet + drink lots.?Cranberry juice, tabs or gelcaps reduce bacterial adherence to bladder wall. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent my child from getting an infection after an immunization?

What can I do to help prevent my child from getting an infection after an immunization?

Keep the area clean!: Make sure the area of the immunization is clean and keep it clean for a few days following the immunizations. The risk of a skin infection following immunization is very unlikely if kept clean. ...Read more

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I am suffering from a continuous sinus infection. How do I treat this and what can I do to prevent this?

I am suffering from a continuous sinus infection. How do I treat this and what can I do to prevent this?

See your doctor: You need a significant trial of antibiotics, decongestants and nasal steroids. If the sinus infection persists or frequently recurs, you may need surgery. Go see your ent. ...Read more

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Where can I read about actual cases of HIV pep successfully preventing infection which was started after 72 hours of exposure?

Where can I read about actual cases of HIV pep successfully preventing infection which was started after 72 hours of exposure?

Please Clarify: I may be missing something here and if I am i apologize. But, where did you hear that HIV can be prevented if pep is started after 72 hours post exposure? ...Read more

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