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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...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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Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Yes.: Good handwashing is key! rotavirus causes bad diarrhea and in newborns, elderly and people with weak immune systems, can cause severe dehydration... And sometimes death. Another way to prevent rotavirus is to have your infant vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective. Cheers! ...Read more

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Does citrus help prevent lice infestations?

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Does citrus help prevent lice infestations?

It can: Citrus extract is present in many shampoos and conditioners can prevent . But check for nits and fine combing daily ...Read more

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Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Absolutely YES: It is transmitted from hand to mouth so good hand washing is a must for prevention and spred of the common stomach flu. ...Read more

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How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/bedding. Normal wash should be fine. May be spread by shared sex toys so wash those between partners. Common in women in their 40s/50s, not the same demographic as for chlamydia, gonorrhea. Very common. 70% have no symptoms. Curable with medication. ...Read more

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Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more

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Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Can you get rid prevent lice with vinegar?

Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more

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Does nix (permethrin) over-the-counter treatment help get rid of bed bugs?

Does nix (permethrin) over-the-counter treatment help get rid of bed bugs?

No: Pyrethrins (active ingredient in nix) are designed to paralyze insects. They do not last long so have very little long term effect. Additionally many bed bugs have become resistant.: http://evolution.Berkeley.Edu/evolibrary/news/100901_bedbugs products which contain pyrethrins can damage furniture too. ...Read more

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Can I prevent meningitis by adopting better hygiene?

Can I prevent meningitis by adopting better hygiene?

No: Meningitis is something that can come from spinal fluid leak after a head injury or surgery. It can follow some viral illnesses but usually comes from bacteria that aren't altered by hygiene. College students and military recruits in barracks can get a vaccine to decrease their risk. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Washing: Washing in hot boiling water should eradicate the bugswho can live in soft and spongy toys. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bed bugs from clothing without dry cleaning?

How do you get rid of bed bugs from clothing without dry cleaning?

Clothing care.: Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. ...Read more

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Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Daughter got head lice. Lindane only killed bugs, not nits. Do any natural remedies work?

Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read more

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Any good remedy to prevent dandruff...?

Any good remedy to prevent dandruff...?

Olive Oil: Other than the over the counter dandruff shampoo that is available there are prescription strength which can work even more effectively. Since dryness is often due to a dry scalp, rubbing olive oil into the scalp a few times a week can help. I often recommend leaving it in for several hours prior to showering. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more