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Cheap ways of getting rid of fleas?

Cheap ways of getting rid of fleas?

Borax: Sprinkle borax on the outer parameter of your home and on all carpets. Vacuum often with a disposable vacuum bag. Dispose of bag after use. Plan lavender or marigolds around your home to repel fleas. You can also place small amounts of lavender essential oils through out the house. The original formula “dawn” dishwashing liquid detergent can be used well on your infested animals (rinse well). ...Read more

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What are natural ways of getting rid of vaginal thrush?

What are natural ways of getting rid of vaginal thrush?

Over the counter: If you have had vaginal thrush before and are confident that is what you have again you can treat it with an over-the-counter topical cream or pessary that dissolves in the vagina. These topical treatments may cause burning or irritation. An oral anti-fungal treatment is also available over the counter. If over-the-counter medicines are not proving effective, your doctor may prescribe medication. ...Read more

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What's different ways of getting pregnant?

What's different ways of getting pregnant?

Many: Any thing that permits an egg and a sperm to meet can result in pregnancy. This includes sex in any position, artificial insemenation (by a doctor, a finger, or a turkey baster) IVF or embryo transplant. ...Read more

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Are there general ways of minimizing one's chance of getting cancer?

Are there general ways of minimizing one's chance of getting cancer?

Heathy lifestyle: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is probably the best way you can control your risk for developing cancer. That means keep a bmi 25 or under, don't smoke, exercise, eat a healthy diet (ie plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables), avoiding tanning, use sun screen if you are fair skinned. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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What are all the ways of getting HIV or aids?

What are all the ways of getting HIV  or aids?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years like other chronic medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting oral/anal HPV ?

What are the chances of getting oral/anal  HPV ?

HPV: This depends upon what you have been doing. This virus is transmitted generally by direct contact, skin to skin or mucous membrane. If you are having unprotected sex and having oral contact with the mouth of your partner or with infected genitalia you can get infection anywhere. ...Read more

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What are the chances of two virgins getting a std?

What are the chances of two virgins getting a std?

Very low, unless...: Two virgins, if they have had no sexual contact at all, have a very low chance of carrying stds. However, there are 2 reasons not to count one this. 1) virginity is a subjective state (some "virgins" have had anal and/or oral sex). 2) some stds can be transmitted via blood or mucosal membranes as well, so virginity is not a guarantee of being disease-free. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting aids from getting blood?

What are the chances of getting aids from getting blood?

Very low: Risk of HIV from transfusion is about 1 in 1.5 million. Risk of hep c is about 1 in 1 million. Risk of hepatitis b is about 1 in 300, 000. ...Read more

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What are ways of getting rid of a cough at home?

What are ways of getting rid of a cough at home?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent myself from getting mono?

Are there any good ways to prevent myself from getting mono?

Wash hands/no kisses: You are looking at a difficult process that may not be worth your effort or worry. Most have this in childhood & become immune when it is little more than an average virus.If you make it to the teen or adult years without, it is a rough illness. Since it can be shed in saliva off & on for years, it is truly a "kissing" disease but saliva on a door knob can pass it too.I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of recurrent vaginal infections?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of recurrent vaginal infections?

There are ways: No douching, reduce/don't use tampons, or excessive cleansing, and use clothing that allows good air-exchange. Also, don't use antibiotics unless you really have to--antibiotics kill off good bacteria and allow bad ones to grow and cause bv. Probiotic use may help. Keep healthy, treat medical condition such as diabetes as best as you can. Check with your doc regularly good luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant with hpv?

What are the chances of getting pregnant with hpv?

Same as without HPV: A woman's chances of getting pregnant are the same, with or without hpv. Human papilloma virus causes warts, which can lead to cancers in places like the cervix and the anus, but hpv does not change a woman's fertility. However, if a woman has hpv and decides to have less sexual activity because she feels she is spreading virus, she will be less likely to get pregnant (due to less sex activity). ...Read more

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What are natural ways of increasing my chances of pregnancy?

What are natural ways of increasing my chances of pregnancy?

Limited: At 48, I recommend investing in ovulation predictor kits and have sex at appropriate times. Eat right, exercise and stay healthy. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done naturally at this stage that will actually work. ...Read more