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How To Prevent Spread Of Hpv
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
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
#1 option: Wash hands adequately and frequently.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: Take the immunization for hpv and this will protect you from the strains that you have not already met. Everybody has some strains of this ubiquitous virus and most are at worst just minor nuisances. That you're in a relationship and want to be physically close is great, and the hoopla over a virus whose dangerous effects can be prevented by routine health care shouldn't interfere. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How is HPV transmitted? I have a friend that has HPV i don't want to get acared or anything but i want to know how can I prevent on getting HPV she says she doesn't have it anymore and i read on line is can transmitted just skin by skin i need to know ex
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have HPV and is reccuring after electrocautery.. How can I prevent it? I sometimes suffer from itching in my balls also.. Is it because of hpv?
Condoms: Hpv tends to recur and the best prevention method is the uswe of condoms. Even if condoms are used, hpv can still recur since the virus may still be present in the penile skin. Nevertheless, a condom is the best method for prevention. Hpv does not cause itching of the testicles (balls). ...Read more
Many: Hpv isbest known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not all HPV: Infection leads to cancer. You should be visually checked and pap smeared regularly, engage in safe sex practices so as to not give a gift that keeps giving to your sexual partner. Studies show that absolute abstinence can make hpv resolve. I know. Impossible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Papsmear,vaccination: If you are eligible- you will need to get hpv vaccination. To prevent it is by following up with your gynecologist closely. She or he will do serial papsmear and hpv testing. Also if needed to do a colposcopic examination and will do whatever necessary as indicated-for instance- surgical procedure for high grade dysplasia so it will not further develop into invasive cancer etc. Discuss with md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Monitoring: You may never be affected, but having regular followup visits with a pap smear can pick it up before it happens.The process takes time to develop and regular monitoring can detect the early changes that suggest someone will develop it later. At that point a variety of treatments can be used to eliminate your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What dr do I see for HPV and what are the procedures for wart removal and are there any perscribed pill to help prevent another outbreak?
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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