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Protect Contracting Illness
Good habits: You are trained to do many hygienic means to avoid spreading illness from patient to patient. The same methods: hand washing, face masks when indicated, sterile technique, etc. - will also protect you. ...Read more
Hand washing: Hand washing, if any epidemic then avoid crowded area. ...Read more
Some simple things-: 1. Wash your hands thoroughly before meal prep and after touching your face or using the toilet. 2.Eliminate cross-contamination of meat juices (eg cutting boards, mixing raw/cooked items, storing raw items over cooked ones) 3. Cooking and storing food at their appropriate temperatures. 4. When in doubt, don't eat the food item in question. ...Read more
CDC website: There's lots of good information on the cdc website (www. Cdc. Gov) under "food safety" (f tab). ...Read more
Wash, cook: All fresh fruits and vegs eaten raw should be washed thoroughly. Person preparing food should wash hands and use clean knife and cutting board. Meat should be properly stored, raw meats should be prepared by heating to the advised temperature. Eggs should not be consumed raw. ...Read more
Variable issue: Some illnesses like whooping cough do not confer lifelong immunity after disease, so no vaccine would ever do better than what happens in nature. Vaccines work by tricking the immune system using components of the germ not the disease & these components do not trigger an identical immune memory as an illness. In some cases we have dropped disease frequency to zero, some not. It happens. ...Read more
I got Brazilian blowout done to my hair. I was given a mask so I could be protected against the fumes. Can I get any long term illness from doing this?
Yes you can: The brazilian blowout exposes you to formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. The fda chastised the company for misbranding products containing deleterious substances. Some lawsuits have been settled in ca over this: http://www. Womensvoices. Org/2012/02/01/toxic-hair-treatments-lawsuits-settled-on-brazilian-blowout-california-attorney-general-suit-forces-hazard-warning/ I suggest steering clear. ...Read more
Does breastfeeding protect the mother from certain viruses/illnesses that the baby gets? Like s stomach bug. Everyone in the family got extremely sick, but I didn't, yet I was the most exposed to it because I took care of baby.
I am not aware: That a mother would be protected from infections because she is breast feeding. Of course, there can be protective value for a baby to be fed breast milk. ...Read more
Wash vegetables and fruit thoroughly. Cook meats so that internal temperature is at least 160 degrees. Avoid contaminating raw foods with meats or utensils contaminated with meats; refrigerate cooked foods as soon the food cools down to room temperature, get vaccination for hepatitis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/foodsafety/diseases/. ...Read more
I tested HIV negative on both ellisa and 4th generation six months after sex with protection but have a general feeling of illness being tiredness?
I take flax oil, d3, cinnamon, multi vitamin, quecertin/c, e. Can I safely take something else to protect against illness?
Possibly: The supplements you mention are ok, but nothing really prevents illness like a good diet and exercise regimen. Also getting a good night's sleep every night to keep stress at a minimum also helps. Would recommend a b-complex and calcium in addition to the above, but check your vitamin d level periodically with your doctor to make sure you don't have too much. ...Read more
Need flu shot but had to wait due to illness. Will breathing through my scarf protect me from airborn droplets @the drs? Also heard putting ointment in nostrils can help?
See answer: A scarf or face mask will provide some protection, but it is not clear how much. Unlikely to block the penetration of small virus particles but likely helpful in reducing contact or viral load from coughing and sneezing-related sprays and splashes. Most effective prevention is minimizing contact with others, frequent hand-washing and avoiding touching your face, nose, eyes with hands and fingers. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Some states have laws that require any health, school or law enforcement official to report any situation where they believe a child or adult is at risk of physical harm or neglect. If yours is a personal one, where you simply have mental health issues, your personal situation is private. ...Read more
Could your doctor or psychiatrist call cps child protective services if you have a mental illness?
Natural selection: Those humans who live to reproductive age are able to pass on genes to successive generations. ...Read more
Unprotected oral sex, worried about transmitted disease. Lady was an escort. Everything else was protected, and she seemed to be very particular.?
See your doctor: The lady in question has a higher risk for having a sexually transmitted infection. Unclear who's mouth was involved but yes, you can get any and all STIs if you engaged in cunnilingus with her and you have the slightest sore or skin opening in your mouth. Also, if she has herpes, it can be transmitted to you thru fallatio but the risk is low. ...Read more
Some approaches: The landmark religious orders study showed the value of exercise, intellectual activity, and socialization. The amsterdam and honolulu studies suggested value from vitamin c plus e, red wine, deep water fish, coffee, and especially the mediterranean diet. Since there seems to be association with cardiovascular risks, get any of these under control. ...Read more
Helps: Condoms are very effective at preventing stds that are transmitted by fluid like gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and trichomoniasis. They are still helpful but less so against disease passed by skin to skin contact like herpes, hpv and syphilis. If these infections are in areas where the condoms are not covering the transmission is possible. ...Read more
Keep it simple: Wash your hands often for starters. Cover your mouth with the inside of your arm/elbow or hand (clean or sanitize afterward). Wipe your desk and phone down with clorox at the start of the day. Eat right. Exercise. Get plenty of rest. Hydrate well. Share the above with your co-workers. ...Read more
Yes: Immunizations are not 100% effective. Some vaccines are closer to 100% than others, including the Hib and pcv vaccines for meningitis. Yet others, like influenza and varicella vaccines, may cover 50-70% of children in some studies. Booster doses are recommended to increase the likelihood of full protection. ...Read more
If someone had sex with 10 different people, but wore protection, could they have a sexual disease?
Yes: Condom use is not 100percent effective. Multiples sexual partners also increase your risk for disease. ...Read more
Few monthsback I had protected sex using anumb cream. Since that night I startedhaving excessive wetdreams also watery. Possibly what disease it cud be?
Normal.: Having wet dreams is a normal part of achieving sexual maturity. Congratulations, and be in good health. ...Read more
Is it abuse to give a child melatonine when not precribed by his doctor my son has no history of ADHD, sleeping disorder or anything like that. His father hasbeen giving sleeping medicine for 2 years every night before he goes to sleep child protective s
Second opinion: Some say the perio protect tray system is very controversial. Last I heard, the tray itself never had fda approval for the treatment of gum disease, but as a tooth-whitening tray. Studies show that the application of the medicine cannot penetrate to the deepest level of the perio pocket where the bacteria reside. ...Read more