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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Streptococcal Infectious Disease

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How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

Live well: The best thing to do to avoid disease is to live sensibly -- that means 'no bad habits' - like smoking, alcohol etc. Exercising at least 5x week. Eating well - avoiding all the fast-foods, 'junk' out there. Sleeping 8 hrs a night. Keeping stress levels to the minimum. AND checking in with your doc periodically for routine health care incl. vaccinations etc. Give your primary doc a call & take care ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases refers to a group of medical conditions that can be transmitted from human to human, object to human, and sometimes animal/insect to human. Causes of infectious diseases include bacteria, ...Read more


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Why do some infectious diseases not have vaccines to prevent/cure them?

Why do some infectious diseases not have vaccines to prevent/cure them?

Time,money,difficult: There are ongoing efforts to develop more vaccines but the process takes time, researchers with training & interest & lots of money. Once a potential vaccine has been developed, it takes years of testing to get to the point that testing on humans is permitted. Then it takes time to collect effectiveness & safety data to get it approved by the fda. The process is long but one that assures safety. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of people have access to medicine that prevents infectious diseases?

All who have insuran: In us all who have medica insurance or access to a free clinic and others too if they can afford that's what affordable care act is for also called obamacare. ...Read more

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Unknown infectious diseases in body causing bronchitis if window was left open overnight? Was thinking it could only be strep bronchitis....

Unknown infectious diseases in body causing bronchitis if window was left open overnight? Was thinking it could only be strep bronchitis....

May be Viral Bronchi: It may be viral bronchitis unlikely to be caused by streptococci.You can consult your doctor and get checked for it. ...Read more

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Infectious disease my 3 year old cut his finger and also has strep a (been on zithro for 3/5 days. Any danger of him infecting cut w strep bacteria? 

Infectious disease my 3 year old cut his finger and also has strep a (been on zithro for 3/5 days. Any danger of him infecting cut w strep bacteria? 

Doubtful: There are some reported instances where strep a is resistant to zithromax but they are few. If he hadthe med in his system when he cut his finger, it would cover for most strep. There are other germs that might be resistant to it so the cut deserves normal wound care & monitoring. ...Read more

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What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

What infectious diseases are common in Mumbai?

Goto a travel clinic: Travel overseas, particularly to a throbbing metropolis in the heart of India requires adequate preparation. There are a multitude of infectious diseases I would be concerned about there. A doctor should help match up your past medical history and medical condition with what you may encounter depending on your plans in that area. See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more