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Improve Hygiene Prevent Pinworm
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that may help: Since scabies mites have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then burrow into the new person's skin, 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, scabies mites can be washed away before they have a chance to burrow into the person's skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can't hurt!: It certainly can't hurt. Common hygiene practices prevent infection and transference of many infections, fungal ones included. There are exceptions to the rule, however. For example, if one were to shower 4-5 times a day, and expose the skin/feet to frequent moisture, it might actually increase the change of a tinea pedis (athlete's foot) infection. That being said, good hygiene is always smart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use it or lose it: It's been showen that any thought provoking excercises can slow down or lessen dementia. NY city cab drivers tend to have low rates of dementia (any guesses why) because they are constantly having to think on the go. The brain is just like anything else that's part of your body...use it or lose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving health: habits is wonderful for preventing many diseases and illnesses. There is nothing that can ever prevent every type of disease as some causes are unknown. Eating healthy and staying active will definitely give many excellent health benefits. ...Read more
Usually not a cause: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Not washing enough usually doesn't cause acne. Causes include hormonal changes, emotional stress, certain medicines, skin rubbing, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex i virus & once you have the virus is lies dormant. Proper hygiene can help prevent outbreaks but may not eliminate them all. Your dentist can give meds to help prevent or treat them. "ulcers" are generally apthous ulcers & autoimmune in nature so staying healthy overall helps reduce them. Still keeping things clean will help reduce outbreaks of both. ...Read more
Yes: Acne is caused by many things (multifactorial) but one factor which can exacerbate acne is hygiene. Excess oiliness especially around the hairline (ie: sweating, long hair, using lots of hair products, etc.) can cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Pulling the hair back, washing hair of oil and hair products before going to bed, washing immediately after working out can all help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's early but....: There is good research in lower organisms and research animals that calorie restriction seems to extend life. This may be due to alterations in gut microflora in response to the lower caloric intake and "healthier" diet. Human data is lacking, but it's interesting, uh, food for thought. More? https://www.worldhealth.net/forum/thread/99230/bacteria-may-extend-longevity-study-fin/?page=1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im using noble soap 2% piryritione zinc everyday when showering, can this help to get rid of tinea versicolor and prevent reccurance ?
Maybe: But see your doctor and get a topical like ketaconazole cream to eradicate it. ...Read more
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