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Which are preventive measures for meningitis?

Which are preventive measures for meningitis?

Vaccines: Universal immunization of children against hemophilus influenzae, type b, and pneumococcus was the successful example. Meningococcal vaccines proved to be effective but limited to 4 serotypes. There is no effective vaccine available yet for viral meningitis by enterovirus. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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What is a preventive measures for disease anamia ?

What is a preventive measures for disease anamia ?

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

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What are the preventive measures for torticollis?

What are the preventive measures for torticollis?

For Congenital Torti: For congenital torticollis, there is a cure thru physical therapy and no prevention. For positional infantile torticollis, prevention is thru changing positions regularly and treatment is again thru physical therapy. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicine preventive measures for stroke?

What are some alternative medicine preventive measures for stroke?

Stay healthy: Don't smoke, stay thin, eat well, avoid meat, exercise daily and, most importantly, stay young and choose your parents wisely. The 3 biggest risk factors for stroke are hypertension, atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation (which is, again, commonly the result of htn). ...Read more

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What are good preventive measures for west nile fever?

What are good preventive measures for west nile fever?

CDC recommends: • use mosquito repellent with deet • dress in long pants and long sleeves • be especially careful at dusk and dawn • drain any standing water cdc recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the preventative measures for migraine?

What are the preventative measures for migraine?

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 more

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Are there any preventatives measures for sinus infections.

Are there any preventatives measures  for sinus infections.

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

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Which preventive treatment for flu recommnded for children.The flu vaccine ir giving broncho-vaxom caosules?Thanks a lot

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

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Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Which antibiotics does CDC recommend for prevention of inhalation anthrax?

Prevent- vaccination: Biothrax is an acellular anthrax vaccine which is used in the United States for prevention of anthrax. ...Read more

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What are preventitive measures for glacoma?

What are preventitive measures for glacoma?

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 more

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Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Yes: There are official treatment guidelines published for bronchiolitis for example from the american academy of pediatrics. You may be able to view these if you go to their website and look for treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?

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 more

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Prophylactic treatment for tb.?

Prophylactic treatment for tb.?

Easy: Appropriate diet, exercise, good hygiene, happiness--- in fact what we all should bedoing. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a preventative treatment for cancer?

Is there a preventative treatment for cancer?

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

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What influenza- treatment, prevention and control?

What influenza- treatment, prevention and control?

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

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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? .

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?

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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