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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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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...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 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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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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If I improve hygiene is improved can scabies be prevented?

If I improve hygiene is improved can scabies be prevented?

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 more

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Will hygiene improve the chances of avoiding cytomegalovirus infections?

Will hygiene improve the chances of avoiding cytomegalovirus infections?

May be: By age 22 you probably already have been infected with cmv. If you are so inclined, you could get tested to see if you have been exposed to the virus. CMV is ubiquitous and harmless in healthy people. ...Read more

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Does getting braces decrease your oral hygiene?

Does getting braces decrease your oral hygiene?

Clean teeth: No. Oral hygiene is up to the individual. We either brush and floss our teeth or we don't. It is true that it's harder to clean your teeth with braces but the hygiene is up to you. ...Read more

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Will hygiene improve chances against contracting fungal infections on skin?

Will hygiene improve chances against contracting fungal infections on skin?

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 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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Does practicing the violin regularly prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Does practicing the violin regularly prevent Alzheimer's disease?

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 more

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Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

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

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Does poor hygiene cause acne?

Does poor hygiene cause acne?

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 more

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Can oral hygiene contribute to reducing chance of getting ulcers and cold sores?

Can oral hygiene contribute to reducing chance of getting ulcers and cold sores?

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

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Can poor hygiene cause acne?

Can poor hygiene cause acne?

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 more

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What microorganisms can prevent aging and promote wellness?

What microorganisms can prevent aging and promote wellness?

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 more

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Will intimate wash or creams help curing vaginal infections?

Will intimate wash or creams help curing vaginal infections?

Wipes/ proper wiping: As well as showering and washing well. The sanitary wipes help also in between. Also proper hygiene in wiping after urinating or after a bm. Never wipe toward ur vagina always the opposite direction 2 avoid any contamination. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more