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How to prevent spread of eptain barr virus?

How to prevent spread of eptain barr virus?

Difficult: Epstein barr virus infections are very common. Transmission is through the saliva of infected person to another. The symptoms of infection may be very mild, but some people develop a major illness. Almost all of us have been exposed to it, and even many carry the virus in their saliva without actively being infected (carriers). Its best to avoid intimate mouth to mouth contact with ill people. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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How do I prevent the spread of germs?

How do I prevent the spread of germs?

Good hygiene: wash you hands with soap or a sanitizer frequently.....wear a facemask when in con\nstricted locales with poor air quality. ...Read more

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How do you use universal precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens?

How do you use universal precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens?

Blood precautions: Universal precautions should be applied to all situations where there is risk for blood or body fluid exposure. This includes latex gloves, gowns, face mask, eye protection and appropriate cleaning solutions. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the spread flu?

How can you prevent the spread flu?

Hand washing #1: The flu and other viral infections spread via moist droplets from the ill person's mucous (from coughs, talking sneezing), and from the recipient touching the mucos and then touching their mucous membranes, or directly breathing the viral particles. Average person touches their nose, eyes and mouth over 1000 time per day. Washing hands is the most important prevention. Also, avoiding infected. ...Read more

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How can the spread of HCV be prevented?

How can the spread of HCV be prevented?

Blood to blood: contact is required - so eliminating that. Globally, screening bloodbanks, needle exchange programs, monitoring tattoo parlors. in the household, not sharing razors and toothbrushes, and avoiding any/all other blood to blood contact. ...Read more

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How to control the spread of measles?

How to control the spread of measles?

Vaccination: Since the virus can spread from infected patients before they become physically ill, the only sure method of prevention or control is vaccination.Outbreaks this year in Houston and Ohio have been traced to imported cases (air travel) and spread to secondary contacts who were not vaccinated or had received only one dose. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the flu from spreading?

How can you prevent the flu from spreading?

Several answers: If you have the flu, stay away from other people to whom you can give it. If not, avoid exposure, but most importantly, stay current with your immunizations. If you develop early symptoms your doctor can prescribe oseltamivir or other antivirals as the strain in circulation seems sensitive. ...Read more

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How do you prevent the spread of tineal ringworm?

How do you prevent the spread of tineal ringworm?

Ringworm: Ringworm is a fungal infection (not a worm) which tends to thrive on heat and moisture. Washing then drying the area thoroghly and then applying anti-fungal medications will help to keep the ringworm from speading and eventually heal the skin. ...Read more

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How can one prevent non-sexual transmission of condyloma?

How can one prevent non-sexual transmission of condyloma?

Condylomata : This viral infection is passed from person to person. Avoiding contact with a person with an active infection is the best preventive measure. For young people, there is a vaccine which is very helpful at preventing this infection. ...Read more

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What's the only ways to spread hpv?

What's the only ways to spread hpv?

Sexual contact: Hpv can be spread with genital to genital contact or with oral to genital contact. ...Read more

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How can U.S. doctors prevent the spread of ebola?

How can U.S. doctors prevent the spread of ebola?

It is best that: travel history be obtained for febrile illnesses and that high index of suspicion be maintained for an individual with risk factors (like recent travel to an endemic area). Training in donning/ doffing personal protective equipment and containment is important. ...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 stop the spread of genetal herpes?

How can you stop the spread of genetal herpes?

Medications: Herpes is not curable, but the outbreaks may be milder and less frequent with antiviral medications. Spread of this infection to a sexual partner can be minimized by use of condoms and abstaining from sexual contact during outbreaks. ...Read more

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How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

How come it difficult to prevent humans catching the flu using vaccinations?

Well, there are: Are different types of influenza ; the viruses can mutate. The vaccination you receive may or may not be a match to the influenza virus that you are exposed to. ...Read more

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How can we prevent getting warts?

How can we prevent getting warts?

You really can't: Just manage them as they turn up. Nobody understands the why's. Genital HPV can be avoided using barrier protection without fail. Everybody has some skin HPV strains and most of us have warts pop up. Deal with them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I prevent the spread of swine flu?

How do I prevent the spread of swine flu?

Hand washing.: The swine flu is passed just in the same way as any regular flu or cold - when infected people sneeze or cough and other people breathe in the virus or get it on their hands and touch their mouth or eyes. Basic handwashing is key. Soap and water is good, but the alcohol based gels work best, and it's more convenient to use. ...Read more

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How can I prevent warts from spreading?

How can I prevent warts from spreading?

Treat them: The best way to prevent warts is treat the ones you have. This can be done be a few methods. I recommend you see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can HPV get cured if you exercise? What can you do to prevent it?

Can HPV get cured if you exercise?  What can you do to prevent it?

Vaccine: You can prevent 4 types of hpv with a vaccine.. If you want to know more go here:. ...Read more

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If I got the HPV shot to prevent this, is there any chance I can get it?

If I got the HPV shot to prevent this, is there any chance I can get it?

HPV vaccine: HPV types 6,11,16,18 are the most common that cause genital warts and are involved in cervical cancer and are the ones that are included in the vaccine. Technically if you receive the vaccine according to schedule you should not get these types, however not everyone responds to vaccines. Furthermore, it is possible to get strains that are not in the vaccine. So yes, you can still get warts ...Read more

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I have hpv.. What medicines do I need to prevent wart outbreaks?

Not available: Once you have symptomatic HPV warts, you can have them removed with chemicals, removed with laser, or frozen. They may or may not return, if so you start over. It is not a disease like herpes where you take a med to stop outbreaks. ...Read more

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What causes hpv? Can you get it from sleeping with one person? How to prevent it?

Yes: You can. The way to prevent it is not to have sex with someone with the disease and some types can be prevented by getting the HPV vaccination ...Read more

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If someone has HPV what can they do to prevent it from causing cancer? Other than getting checked constantly. How can they eliminate the risk factor?

If someone has HPV what can they do to prevent it from causing cancer? Other than getting checked constantly. How can they eliminate the risk factor?

HPV TREATMENT: HPV TREATMENT. You need an exam if the lesions are consistent with HPV two topical options are available ALDARA AND CONDYLOX (podofilox). If you are noticing a split stream when you pee, urology needs to see you for a cystoscope. In women with HPV they need to be monitored closely with Pap smears and if it develops into cervical dysplasia it needs to be treated surgically. It is very difficult to treat ...Read more

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Should I get a hysterectomy to prevent any more HPV outbreaks? I do not want any more HPV drama and it has made me very depressed. I am 24 yr old

Should I get a hysterectomy to prevent any more HPV outbreaks? I do not want any more HPV drama and it has made me very depressed. I am 24 yr old

No hysterectomy: Consult with your gynecologist & seriously consider counseling with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Hysterectomy does not cure HPV which can affect more than your uterus. Sympathies for your HPV problems which are making you depressed but both problems need to be addressed. Good Luck ...Read more

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I am at higher risk for HPV oropharengeal cancer, I am a 30 year old female is the risk significant and what can I do for screening and prevention?

I am at higher risk for HPV oropharengeal cancer, I am a 30 year old female is the risk significant and what can I do for screening and prevention?

No tobacco and : Alcohol in great moderation. Tobacco and alcohol are more important in the etiology of oropharyngeal cancer. Your dentists and doctor can check you at your regular visits. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/feb-06a.html. ...Read more

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HPV in a first cytology analysis of type (SIL. BG)/ CIN/ HPV) showed genotype of high risk (59). What is best next step & caution/prevention measure?

What did Pap show?: Did ur Pap cytology show SIL? - LSIL or HSIL? If so, given ur age, you need a Colposcopy, regardless of HPV result. However a high risk HPV subtype supports the cytology result of SIL. A colposcopy with biopsies / ECC will provide histologic samples for the pathologist to determine severity of cervical dysplasia. Please see clinician who is qualified to perform colposcopies to review ur results ...Read more

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Can a person (male/female) who already carries HSV1or2, vaccinate Gardasil to prevent or lower the risk of getting other STDs, HPV or cancer etc.?

Can a person (male/female) who already carries HSV1or2, vaccinate Gardasil to prevent or lower the risk of getting other STDs, HPV or cancer etc.?

Absolutely: The HSV viruses are herpes simplex. Gardasil will help prevent you getting any of the HPV viruses, a different family, that you have not already contracted. It's a good idea. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is regular soap and water good enough to wash high risk cervical hpv off of the hands to prevent transmission?

Is regular soap and water good enough to wash high risk cervical hpv off of the hands to prevent transmission?

Sounds fine: Water has been used for thousands and thousands of years, and is fine. However, one should not overwash, as that will cause skin problems. Adding a gentle soap will help with washing away things like bacteria, viruses, or fungi. ...Read more

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Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?

Do the strands of HPV that cause warts also cause oral Cancer? What is the best screening/prevention for oral cancer?

Different HPV types: The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause oral cancer. Among the 100+ strains of HPV, only one, HPV16, causes throat cancer. Most other oral cacners are not due to HPV of any type. The main prevention is regular examination, i.e. your regular dental visits. Despite all the news reports, throat cancer due to HPV remains rare, even in people with oral HPV or lots of oral sex. ...Read more

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Boyfriend just found a genital wart on him, we've had sex once what are the chances i will get it? I have not received the shot to prevent hpv!

Boyfriend just found a genital wart on him, we've had sex once what are the chances i will get it?  I have not received the shot to prevent hpv!

HPV: I think you may be surprised by the statistics and also what we do not know yet about hpv. 96% of americans are exposed to one of the strains of hpv by the age of 26. It is likely you have been exposed long before this recent exposure to your boyfriend. This is the reason you get pap smears. I would hope you have been and will continue to get them. But, please get the hpv vaccine anyway! ...Read more

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No infection (CIN). If I have sex with partner wearing condom, will I give him HPV? How to prevent giving it to him? Does the virus always transfer?

No infection (CIN). If I have sex with partner wearing condom, will I give him HPV? How to prevent giving it to him? Does the virus always transfer?

HPV: HPV is transmitted from skin to skin contact. Condoms lower the risk. It is unclear what you mean by “No infection (CIN).” This is not clear what you mean. Typically CIN is caused by the HPV virus. ...Read more

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Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Good Hygiene: Good Hygiene means carefully and frequently daily washing of the wart site and if necessary a mid day change in underwear. If signs of secondary infection such as redness. swelling or pus are noted, see a MD immediately. ...Read more

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Does HPV transit to outer body parts like abdominal, back, chest & face? Not genital. How to prevent that if it's possible?

No: virus has tendency to invade mucous membranes such as mouth and vagina enters the male genital tract through skin abrasions/friction ...Read more

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How to keep my kids safe and prevent them from getting HPV from my sister who lives with us?

How to keep my kids safe and prevent them from getting HPV from my sister who lives with us?

Household contact ok: Thanks for the question, ron. You sound like a concerned parent. Since hpv is a sexually transmitted disease, it isn't spread by casual contact--being in the same room, using the same dishes, using the same facilities as your sister won't put them at risk. There is a vaccine available for girls and boys that offers protection against some strains of hpv. The cdc has more info about hpv at cdc.Gov. ...Read more