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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing giardia infections?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing giardia infections?

Risk of Giardia: Giardia is prevalent worldwide, & drinking infected water is the most frequent mode of transmission (e.g. Streams, wells). Person-to-person is 2nd mode in groups with poor fecal-oral hygiene (daycare centers, custodial institutions, sexually active male homosexuals). Food transmission has been documented in commercial settings. Sheep, beavers, cattle, dogs, cats can get it & may pass it to people. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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What is the cause and how to prevent Bacteria Vagnosis?

What is the cause and how to prevent Bacteria Vagnosis?

Bacteria vaginosis: is usually due to a shift in the normal vaginal flora from good to bad bacteria. Etiology is unclear but douching, multiple sexual patners are some of the risk. Avoiding smoking and some suggested use yogurt ...Read more

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What type of bacteria can lead to bowel cancer?

What type of bacteria can lead to bowel cancer?

Colon Cancer : There is no direct evidence linking bacterial growth with colon cancer; risk factors traditionally include lack of fiber intake, high fat content in the diet, certain hereditary conditions and family history of the diseases. Some evidence suggests Aspirin can also reduce the risk of colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease impart an increased risk of cancer. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent the spread of the flu?

How can I help prevent the spread of the flu?

Flu shot, hand wash: You and your family should get the flu shot. Young children are at high risk for complications from the flu. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact with sick people. ...Read more

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How can you reduce infections of the foreskin?

How can you reduce infections of the foreskin?

Hygiene.: Penile skin infections occur and are known as balanitis. Hygiene is important in preventing these infections. I recommend carefully cleaning the foreskin with soapy water, getting it fully dry, then replacing the foreskin back to its normal position. If you think you have an active infection, please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

How can I address the symptoms of recurrent vaginal infections?

Medication: A multi-factorial approach is the best. Lifestyle changes (e.g. Limiting practices like recent initiation of douching, moisture prevention, etc...) should also be considered. ...Read more

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What can be taken thats natural, to prevent or get rid of intestinal paricites?

What can be taken thats natural, to prevent or get rid of intestinal paricites?

Papaya seeds: Papaya seeds are an old folk remedy for parasites that have been proven effective by modern research. I advise 2 tbsp of ground papaya seeds once a week for 3 weeks. Parasites are very common and difficult to diagnose. Even if you don't have parasites they won't hurt you. For a good discussion including detailed advice on one protocol see http://superfoodprofiles.Com/papaya-seeds-parasites. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent the reoccurrence of endometriosis?

Is it possible to prevent the reoccurrence of endometriosis?

Prevent recorrent en: There is no sure way to prevent endometriosis. Possible ways include pregnancy, ovulation supressive therapy including Lupron (leuprolide) and birth control pills. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a recurrence of endometriosis besides the pill?

How can I prevent a recurrence of endometriosis besides the pill?

Diet: Although diet modification is not a proven treatment. Recent studies have found that the pelvic tissue in women with endometriosis has less antioxidant activity. An antioxidant rich diet could add to the treatment of endometriosis besides its proven benefits to your health in general. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the pain and peeing blood from a urinary tract infection?

How can you get rid of the pain and peeing blood from a urinary tract infection?

Get it treated.: Please get this treated, because if it is not, it could progress to pyelonephritis and damage your kidneys. It can also lead to cystitis or bladder infection and might even get in the bloodstream, resulting in sepsis. The standard antibiotic is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or tmp-smx. Others, like aminoglycosides and cephalosporins are also used. See your doctor and get treated asap. ...Read more

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If a fever helps prevent the proliferation of pathogens, isn't it better to not try to get rid of the fever?

If a fever helps prevent the proliferation of pathogens, isn't it better to not try to get rid of the fever?

Fever: Fever is one of the body's responses to infection; so some fever is beneficial (below 102º f). Higher fevers, however, can be detrimental: seizures, brain damage, etc. Children tolerate higher fevers (temporarily) better than adults. If fever goes over 102ºf, treat it (remember, no Aspirin in fevers in children! use tylenol (acetaminophen) or children's advil). If no response after couple hours, see doc. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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How long can it take the bacteria from a bladder infection to multiply and cause a kidney infection?

How long can it take the bacteria from a bladder infection to multiply and cause a kidney infection?

Hours to days: A bacterial infection in the bladder is called a lower uti. Annother term is cystitis. If the bacteria goes up the urinary tract by way of the ureters, and gets into the kidney, then you have upper tract infection thus kidney infection. It would depend on several things. If you are concerned, you should be seen rigt away. Kidney infctions can be very serious and lead to hospitalization. ...Read more

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How to prevent a yeast infection from coming back and could it be the cause of gurgling?

How to prevent  a yeast infection from coming back and could it be the cause of gurgling?

Gurgling?: Not sure what you are referring to: stomach? Use probiotics and diary ( yogurt) to prevent vaginal yeast infection recureence. Please clrify what the gurgling is referring to? gas. acid reflux??- check with your physician. ...Read more

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