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Precaution for jaundice?

Precaution for jaundice?

Avoid hepatitis.: Do you have it or do you want to avoid it? If you have it you need a diagnosis. See doc. Avoid all potential liver toxins such as alcohol and acetaminophen. If you are trying to prevent developing jaundice - get vaccinated for hep a and b if you are at risk. Do not share needles or have unprotected sex. Do not drink too much or use too much acetaminophen. Wash fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The parasites ...Read more


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Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

Malaria prophylaxis needed for india trip in winter?

More than Likely: Malaria medication & insect repellent, secure window screens, possible bed netting for malaria risk year round throughout country including cities of delhi and bombay), except altitudes > 6561 ft in himachal, jammu, kashmir, pradesh, or sikkim. Most malaria cases reported from forested madhya pradesh, maharashtra, orissa, gujarat, rajasthan, bihar, & karnataka. Also risks of dengue, chikungunya. ...Read more

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Prevent malaria best with doxycycline or mefloquine if travelling abroad?

Prevent malaria best with doxycycline or mefloquine if travelling abroad?

Depends: The choice of prophylaxis is based in part on where you're going and the resistance patterns of the malaria in the area. The cdc has a good website that discusses this issue based on region or country. When in doubt, see a travel medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What precautions for food-borne illness?

What precautions for food-borne illness?

Food borne illnesses: Food either at home or in a restaurant should be hygienically prepared and consumed. Food handlers should not touch food with bare hands, use gloves. All vegetables and meat should be thoroughly washed. Especially in restaurants, if employees use rest rooms, they should be instructed to wash their hands thoroughly. If any of the employees have gastroenteritis, they should not work. ...Read more

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Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Generally yes.: Obviously depends upon the season, where you will be and how long you will be staying, but the best advice is available on cdc website, or consult with your local travel physician. ...Read more

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Is there a risk in taking lariam (malaria prevention)?

Is there a risk in taking lariam (malaria prevention)?

Probably: Mefloquine( Lariam ) may cause psychiatry disturbances( depression/anxiety) cardiac rythm abnormality etc...; however, the benefit of preventing malaria outweighs the risk of these possible side effects. ...Read more

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Precaution to be taken against dengue?

Dengue precautions: Dengue is transmitted through mosquito bite. Wear long sleeves, use mosquito repellents, and sleep under mosquito nets. If you are living in a dengue region and not just visiting, make sure there is no standing water where mosquitos can breed and cover water storage containers. ...Read more

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Precautions for hepatitis b carriers?

Precautions for hepatitis b carriers?

Hep B: Hepatitis is usually blood born virus. That means it can be spread via needles, blood transfusion, blood contaminated equipment. It can also be spread via sexual intercourse and saliva. Beat way to protect others around you is by vaccination. ...Read more

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Which malaria prophylaxis is recommended when traveling to east africa?

Which malaria prophylaxis is recommended when traveling to east africa?

Several choices: Malaria is a parasite which is spread by the bite of a mosquito. Prevention of mosquito bites is essential in preventing malaria. In addition, travelers to eastern africa should take preventative medication. It is best to get advice from your travel medicine specialist as each medication (atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine) has benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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What malaria tablets should I take for prevention?

What malaria tablets should I take for prevention?

Uaually Quinine.: Usually it is a quinine medicine which comes from the chincona tree. But see your doctor. Possibly it may make a diffrence as to where you are going. There are typically 4 diffrent varieties of malaria and it may make a diffrence as to where you are going. ...Read more

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Can the Hepatitis B vaccine alone (first shot for an unvaccinated person), given 48 hours post-exposure, prevent infection?

Can the Hepatitis B vaccine alone (first shot for an unvaccinated person), given 48 hours post-exposure, prevent infection?

Not likely: If you have been definitively exposed to Hep B then will need HBIG/hep B immune globulin as well as the hep B vaccine. The immune globulin will act like a sponge and soak up any hep B virus present currently in your body. The hep B vaccine then stimulates your body to produce antibodies, which will then attach to and disable the viral particles. This process takes 2-4 weeks to make antibodies. ...Read more

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What precaution for tuberculous lymphadenitis patient?

What precaution for tuberculous lymphadenitis patient?

TB lymphadenitis : Patient with diagnosis of TB must be placed in airborne isolation until pulmonary TB is ruled out. If the patient doesn't have pulmonary TB then infected lymph node has to be tested for presence of TB bacilli by doing culture. If the node is open and draining pus, the patient should stay in isolation until pus stops to drain and shows no more TB bacilli and patient is on appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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What vaccination is taken for cholera?

What vaccination is taken for cholera?

Cholera vaccines: " Two oral vaccines have recently been developed: Orochol (Mutacol), licensed in Canada and Australia, and Dukoral, licensed in Canada, Australia, and the European Union. These vaccines, where available, are recommended only for high-risk individuals" See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/ ...Read more

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Who should receive pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis?

Who should receive pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis?

No one?: If you dont have any exposure, you dont need routine testing / prophylaxis. If you feel that you may have exposure via unprotected intercouse with an infected partner, or sharing needles with someone who may be infected, then you may need to speak to a physician for testing and prophylactic treatment. ...Read more

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Prophylactic treatment for TB if what?

Prophylactic treatment for TB if what?

Diet/Exercise: Tb was common many years ago until hygiene, diet and housing became better. Prophylactic treatment is appropriate diet using "god-made" food, open air exercise and adequate rest. Notice that TB is returning because of a lapse in good health tactics including becoming "couch potatoes" and our extremely poor diet filled with empty calories. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two year old child to use prophylaxis malaria pills?

Depends.: There are areas where it is certainly safer to prophylax than risk getting malaria. ...Read more

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Is lonart a good malaria drug?

Is lonart a good malaria drug?

Lonart: Is an antimalarial drug from india that contains artemether. It is used in many areas of the world. I can't personally comment on how 'good' it is. ...Read more