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How To Prevent Prion Infection
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
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
Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.
This is a group of diseases. All uncommon. The only preventive measure it not eat meat from animals that may be affected. For more information you may consult these two sites.
https://www. Niaid. Nih. Gov/diseases-conditions/prion-diseases
http://www. Cdc. Gov/prions/index. Html ...Read more
Does the fact that ive ate meat from hunted deer in the past put me at risk of developing a prion disease in the future?
Current research suggests that the primary method of infection in animals is through ingestion.
Knowledge in this field is in the formative stages, and research is continuing, trying to elucidate the means of transmission.
Good news: clearly, occurrence is not common in humans; and when it occurs in animals, e.g. "mad cow disease", is isolated and eliminated, thus no spread. ...Read more
How do I make sure I never get a prion disease? Saw something about it on tv and they look horrifying
Don't think about it: Prion disease is extremely rare. Classic cases are usually genetic or having to do with cannibalism. Mad cow disease causing human prion disease is a possibility but it is not well established. One can eliminate meat from diet but there is no way to ensure you won't get it. It is out of your control so relax and don't let something like this stop you from living. ...Read more
Why r u concerned?: No one eats human brains anymore, so human "prion disease" = cjd. There are 3 types: sporadic, familial & variant. Sporadic is impossible to predict. Familial runs in families; it's genetic and can be tested for but genotype does not predict phenotype. Variant is contracted by eating contaminated beef. Check out www. Cjdsurveillance. Com. My advice: find something else to worry about. ...Read more
Not for donor: A donor of an organ or blood cannot be infected with a prion disease. An organ recipient can become infected with a prion disease if the donor suffered from that disease. For example, until this was recognized and screening initiatted, it was possible to transmit creutzfeld-jacob disease through cornea transplant. ...Read more
Is it possible that Alzheimer's and many other dementias are a prion disease since the real cause has never been determined?
I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?
There are many forms: Of Prion disease from Fatal Familial Insomnia to Kuru. Generally speaking I would avoid eating brains form any source (see my editorial in the British Medical Journal Lancet) also avoid blood products from potentially contaminated sources where there have been cases of Variant CJD (Mad cow disease). Some cases occur through spontaneous mutations, corneal transplants and contaminated allographs. ...Read more
Washing and cooking: To prevent e. Coli infections, one needs to wash thoroughly all fruits and vegetables, which will lower but not eliminate the risk, and thoroughly cook all meat products, especially ground beef. Proper cleaning of all food preparation areas will also be important in preventing the infection. ...Read more
I have bladder extrospy I a m constsntly getting bladder infections any suggestions on preventing them?
Prevention: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
Vaccination of feed animals.
Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters.
Improve food safty practices.
Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats.
Food handler hygene.
Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage.
Ban unpasturized dairy products.
There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read more
Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex, you may be able to take advantage of newer medicines such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Check out this CDC link....
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/prevention. Html ...Read more
Try acidlophilus: Or probiotics you have to take them everyday, avoid heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area meaning loose fitting clothes, no underpants when not necessary, getting out of wet and sweatty clothes asap. ...Read more
Better to prevent: A partial thickness burn is characterized by blister formation. Having treated burns for 25+ years, my advice is to unroof the blister and expose the raw surface underneath. This eliminates the possibility of the blister fluid becoming infected and converting the burn to full thickness. Wash with soap/water 1-2x/day, apply Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. If infected, see a doctor. ...Read more
No: For many years, it was believed that cranberry juice could help prevent urinary tract infections. However, more recent research in the past 10 years shows that it has no effect. If you like cranberry juice, drink it as much as you like. But neither juice nor cranberry pills will prevent UTI, so don't waste your money. ...Read more
TLC: Keep skin healthy by avoiding cuts and sores --- use anti-bacterial cleansers. ...Read more
Throat infections: People with recurrent tonsillitis benefit greatly from having their tonsils out. That being said it is a very uncomfortable procedure to have done and you want to be sure that you had significant infections that have not responded properly to antibiotic therapy before undergoing tonsillectomy. ...Read more
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Keep drainage active:
Keep the drainage active and you can do that by
1 drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated
2 use a central humidifier in your home, breathing dry air can hinder drainage
3use electrststic filters to your air conditioning vents
4 avoid chemicals or envoirenmental elements like pollen&cigarette smoke
5limit alcohol intake
6treat common cold properly
7 use nasal irrigation frequently
8 get flu shots. ...Read more