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Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by doing handwashing and keeping surfaces clean. Plz list the cleaners and describe the practices?

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by doing handwashing and keeping surfaces clean. Plz list the cleaners and describe the practices?

Soap and alcohol: Many anti bacterial soap with at least 2 minutes scrub reduce the bacteria well. Also alcohol wash is generally welll used in the hospital before entering the patient room. ...Read more

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Are schizophrenics usually filthy with poor hygiene?

Are schizophrenics usually filthy with poor hygiene?

No: Schizophrenics are a diverse group of individuals. There are many types. It is a devastating brain disease. With treatment, some schizophrenics can be quite functional and would exercise good hygiene and self-care. Without treatment, they can be a very dysfunctional group with minimal, if any, social interactions and high rates of suicide. ...Read more

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Is flossing really important in dental hygeine?

Is flossing really important in dental hygeine?

Yes: Flossing well daily takes only minutes and is the only way to remove the invisible bacterial film (plaque) that is responsible for tooth decay between teeth and gum disease. There is no other disease which affects over 90% of the population, but which is largely preventable for less than $10 per year, but that is the case for gum disease and many patients just don't want to accept that fact. ...Read more

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Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

Not exactly: It will keep the numbers down and prevent the anaerobic ones from entering into the equation by preventing deep enough pocketing for them to appear. There is a balanced ecosystem in the mouth and elimination of the bacteria allows the fungus to take up residence. Keep up the meticulous hygiene for a healthy mouth and a longer life expectancy. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more

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Are there any 'unknown' important tips on feminine hygiene? Just to prevent infections and keep an overall clean.

Are there any 'unknown' important tips on feminine hygiene? Just to prevent infections and keep an overall clean.

Unlikely: External soap and water. If drainage, some douches can be helpful and simple. Hope one of the gyns will respond also. If really excessive drainage or odor, be evaluated for other conditions. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Depends: This depends on the parasite. Some parasites are through fecal to oral transmission, some are through foods and ingestions that have nothing to do with hygiene. Good hygiene can certainly help prevent some parasites, but not all. ...Read more

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How to wash hep c blood stained clothes in the laundry. Is washing in warm water and regular detergent good enough?

How to wash hep c blood stained clothes in the laundry. Is washing in warm water and regular detergent good enough?

Bleach: Hepatitis c in blood can be contagious even if the blood is dry. Only way i know is cleaning with a bleach solution (1 part bleach to 10 parts water). ...Read more

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Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Dental Hygiene: The correct mechanical action of flossing, which removes plaque and food products from between the teeth, and brushing which removes plaque from your teeth and your tongue, reduces the amount of bacteria which produce byproducts that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Over the counter mouth rinses may supplement the benefits of proper brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces   of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Symbiotic relation: Bacteria are present throughout the huma skin, respiratory mucosa and intestinal tract. Majority of disease serve a positive purpose and getting rid of them for no reason will result in harm. Viruses can also be seen but not considered part of the normal flora. Can use get water and soap for added hygiene but do not do it because your want to get rid of the impossible. ...Read more

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What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?

What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?

Sensodyne !: An over the counter toothpaste that is quite effective at helping rid sensitivity in teeth is sensodyne. Additionally, your dentist can place a very thin, clear, liquid on your teeth that will essentially 'seal' the tooth, and help the sensitivity instantly! keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Oral hygiene - which is most important: brushing teeth, flossing, or brushing the tongue?

All: Brushing removes plaque from your teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease. Flossing aids in removing plaque between your teeth preventing gum disease. Brushing your tongue improves home care by removing sulfer producing bacteria implicating in causing bad breath. ...Read more

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What can cause often occurance of caries (once in 6 months) despite following all hygiene and washing teeth regularly and abstain from sweets?

What can cause often occurance of caries (once in 6 months) despite following all hygiene and washing teeth regularly and abstain from sweets?

Recurrent Caries: Many patients think they are doing a great job of brushing and flossing when in fact they aren't. Some brush and floss well but BEFORE instead of AFTER eating; There might be an incipient cavity that is too small to be clinically seen or even apparent on an x-ray; A cracked filling right after your last check-up; Food impaction; Dry mouth from medication or medical condition; drinks high in acid. ...Read more

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Is acne due to poor hygiene?

Is acne due to poor hygiene?

Acne cause: Acne is not due to poor hygiene. It is generally accepted that acne develops due to build up of skin cells, oil (sebum) and bacteria in pores, which become infected. Cleansing skin too aggressively with harsh soaps and abrasives can irritate and inflame the skin making acne worse. Combination therapy includes gentle cleansing, topical or oral antibacterial therapy, moisturizing, sun protection, . ...Read more

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Can dental cleaning and scaling clean off my teeth plague?

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Can dental cleaning and scaling clean off my teeth plague?

Definitely, yes: Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar by definition. The dental hygienist or dentist uses specialized instruments to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

What are some causes of poor personal hygiene or neglect?

Changes in hygiene: If this is a change in behavior from usual, the person could be depressed -- showing little interest in, or energy to attend to, grooming. Another possibility is psychosis, because the person may be hearing voices telling him or her not to take baths -- or attention is distracted elsewhere. A third possibility is dementia. Please see your doctor for help getting to the bottom of these changes. ...Read more