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Prevention Of Tropical Pyomyositis
See below: Usually this requires emergent surgical intervention with a incision and drainage of abscess and debridement of any nonviable muscle and intravenous antibiotics. The course of antibiotics (choice and duration will depend upon what type of underlying bacterial infection is present. If this is your problem you need to seek medical attention emergently good luck thank you. ...Read more
Depends on stage: The clinical course of pyomyositis is variable. Although early-stage pyomyositis can be treated with antibiotics alone, most patients present with intermediate or advanced disease and, therefore, require both antibiotics and surgical drainage for definitive management. ...Read more
Many things: Injury prevention is sport specific, but for all sports warming up prior to practice/games and stretching before and after is key. Athletes must maintain their physical fitness and have appropriate diets and hydration. Wearing appropriate, well fitting equipment aids in injury prevention. Bracing can reduce the rate of some injuries (mcl tear in football). ...Read more
Sorry, nothing OTC: To prevent herpes if you are exposed? If so, is the concern oral or genital? Does partner or family member have HSV1 or HSV2? Or do you have it and want to prevent outbreaks or transmission to others? If so, is your infeciton oral or genital, HSV1 or HSV2? All these make a difference in best prevention. Only prescription meds are effective against HSV. Also ondoms to prevent sexual transmission. ...Read more
Topical: If it is a small localized area topical treatments are best. Prevention requires regular medications with the risk of side effects. You can try the over the counter psoriasis creams first. If these do not work you will need to work with a doctor to try other therapies. There is no one perfect treatment for everyone. ...Read more
Avoid people with it: This flippant answer highlights how hard it is to avoid herpes. In the US, certain studies show 95% or more people are infected. Why? HSV-2 (genital herpes), is only one of at least 8 clinically important viruses in the herpesvirus family. Other viruses-varicella zoster, Epstein Barr virus (mono), cytomegalovirus, fifth's disease, humanherpesvirus-6, and others, are all in this family. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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