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How To Prevent Prion Infection
Not much: There's not much we can do at present as some forms of prion diseases have to do with genetic mutations. Prion diseases can be transmitted by exposure to prion-contaminated tissues during a medical procedure. Another type of prion disease in humans, vcjd, is acquired by eating beef products obtained from cattle with prion disease. So stay away from beef from places with endemic prion disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
VERY rare: Prion disease are extremely rare Creutzfeld Jacob disease for instance has a one in million rate of occurrence Don't worry?! ...Read more
Neither: Pantyliners may diminish the amount of moisture accumulating in the perineum (the area of the labia and vaginal opening), and by doing so, diminish the irritation to the soft tissues, thus minimizing the chances of infection, but this is theoretical. They certainly do not cause infections. ...Read more
Difficult: Follow the rules set out by your physician. ...Read more
Maybe: Garlic has been used for many medicinal purposes over centuries. One of those has been to fight infection. Although it has been shown to have antibiotic properties in petri dishes in laboratories, evidence that it's an effective way to prevent or treat infections in people is lacking. Nevertheless, people use it and swear by it. Evidence that it may help prevent certain cancers is stronger. ...Read more
Heal it fast: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
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