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Preventive Measures For Pneumonia
Many causes: Anemia is a decrease in number of red blood cells (rbcs) or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin in the blood. The three main causes of anemia are excessive blood loss acutely hemorrhage or chronic slow blood loss, excessive blood cell destruction or deficient red blood cell production.Some people have iron deficiency anemia. Prevention means finding etiology and consulting physician. ...Read more
Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, avoiding know triggers such as alcohol, aged cheeses, etc can help. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sinusitis prevention: Absolutely, the best prevention for sinus infection is to irrigate your nose with saline or salt water. There are a lot of saline preparations on the market, but the best is a squeeze bottle. Beyond that, it depends on the underlying cause of the sinus infection. For example, if you have allergies, controlling your allergies can help prevent. If you have a deviated septum, that could help, too. ...Read more
Which preventive treatment for flu recommnded for children.The flu vaccine ir giving broncho-vaxom caosules?Thanks a lot
Influenza vaccine: Broncho-vaxom is a conglomeration of bacteria said to less the severity or frequency of bronchitis or sinusitis in adults and the efficacy is not well established. Everybody should get the influenza vaccine. It is not only highly effective in reducing the risk of influenza, but may modify the severity if you get influenza. This infection can be deadly. Get the vaccine. ...Read more
Early detection: Glaucoma can silently steal your vision. Prevention of vision loss depends on early detection and treatment. The disease runs in families and routine exams are crucial so testing can detect the disease in its early stages. Control can be achieved with drop medication, laser, surgery or a combination! catching it early can avoid functional loss! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?
Meningitis: The risk of contacting meningitis as an adult is minimal. In a third world country be much more concerned with malaria, and other mosquito born diseases. For third world countries check with an infectious disease specialist for vaccination reccomendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any recommendations for long term follow up for elderly woman hospitalized for UTI ? ?Low dose maintenance antibiotics ?Monthly testing?
Prevention measures: Daily cranberry juice or pill will help to prevent uti. However, if there is multiple uti, then there may be a kidney stone, tumor, incontinence, dryness of vaginia, bladder dysfunction or urethrea problem. Urology consultation is therefore recommended to prevent from having long term UTI problems. ...Read more
Many!: Many different cancers are linked to environmental toxins including tobacco, alcohol, high-fat diets, radiation exposure, poorly-preserved foods, air & water pollution, to name but a few. Obviously, some of these are easier to avoid than others. Common sense would dictate that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and seeing a primary care doctor for preventive health recommendations are your best bet. ...Read more
6 months baby with chronic persistent cough daily for four months！ oral antiallergic agent is not effective, X-ray showed bronchitis(or pneumonia?).Af
Can't fit into 400: characters.If you have Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. Can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness ...Read more
Any recommendations for an excellent pulmonary critical care doctor for a elderly person with aspiration pneumonia in largo/clearwater fl?
Are there preventive measures i can take for a sore throat? Is there something i can do to prevent getting a sore throat so often?
Old or New Way: The usual way is to take liquid medicine or cough drops designed for the throat. The old way is to gargle with peroxide, the new way is to gargle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (brand name = Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and needs an rx from your physician or dentist). ...Read more
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