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What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

What are the best ways to prevent body lice?

Avoid contact: The best prevention is to avoid touching anyone who has them. Those already infested need treatment with one of several topical or oral medications; see a doctor. ...Read more

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Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent chickenpox?

What are the best ways to prevent chickenpox?

Vaccine: This are routine for children, should be offered to adults with no history of chicken pox. Much more serious in adults than children. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent mucormycosis?

What are the best ways to prevent mucormycosis?

Your immunity: "mucor" is an invasive fungus that affects people with severe underlying illness like very poorly controlled diabetes, or immune suppression for transplants, and autoimmune diseases. Some malignancies (leukemias) can render your immune system ineffective. If you don't have these conditions or similarly severe illness, you'd be hard pressed to get mucormycosis even if you tried. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent the flu?

What are the best ways to prevent the flu?

Flu shot, wash hands: The best way to prevent flu is to get a shot. Now is a good time to get one. Also, wash your hands with soap and water or use hand cleanser frequently, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating or anytime you may touch your face. ...Read more

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What are the best natural ways to remove pimples?

What are the best natural ways to remove pimples?

Skin care routine: Cleansing daily with a mild soap such as cetaphil followed by a non comedogenic moisturizer with spf and periodic exfoliation is useful for minimizing breakouts. Salicylic acid which comes from the bark of the willow tree is useful and one of the active ingredients in popular acne products such as proactive. ...Read more

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What are the best possible ways to prevent melanoma?

What are the best possible ways to prevent melanoma?

Sunscreen+avoidance: It is generally thought that the best way to prevent melanoma is to avoid excessive sun exposure and to use sunscreen. However those measures will not completely protect someone from developing melanoma, particularly if they have sun sensitive skin or a family history or skin cancer or melanoma. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of dandruff?

What are the best ways to get rid of dandruff?

Aim for control: Washing you hair frequently will keep it under control. As you age, it will become less problematic. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent arthritis?

What are the best ways to prevent arthritis?

OA vs RA: Arthritis is a group of over one hundred different conditions so i will discuss the two most common types. Osteoarthritis (oa) is best prevented by exercising, maintaining normal body weight, and avoiding injury. The chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be lessened by not smoking. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to remove public hairs?

What are the best ways to remove public hairs?

DependsOnYourGoals: One by one with a tweezer. Ha Ha. Just kidding. At 48 years old I assume you want some special technique other than a routine shave with a good triple-headed razor? And you've already tried waxing? And maybe laser removal? And electrolysis? If you have, I hope you still have skin down there!!I've heard electrolysis is the most permanent. Each technique has its own benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent the avian flu?

What are the best ways to prevent the avian flu?

Great question: Avian flu has been a concern for a long time but how to prevent it is a monumental issue as birds travel all over the world in migration patterns. Luckily, there have been very few cases of human avian flu and most of these are from asia where people live with their livestock (including chickens, ducks, etc.). Best way - good hygiene and when the avian flu vaccine comes out - get it if you can. ...Read more

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What are the the best ways to prevent swine flu?

What are the the best ways to prevent swine flu?

Vaccination: The best way is to get the flu vaccine. In fact, it's the only way, unless you're a hermit who has no contact with other human beings. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat bed sores?

What are the best ways to treat bed sores?

Don't Get One: Bed sores or pressure ulcers are caused by being in one position too long. They can be very difficult to treat so the best advice is to move around so you don't get them in the first place. Once you have one, staying off of them and good wound care. See a professional. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid common flue.

What are the best ways to avoid common flue.

Prevention: The best way to avoid the flu is washing your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. It's impossible to stay in a locked room forever, well maybe not impossible, but not desirable for most. But prevention is best by washing hands and avoiding touching things without washing or using sanitizer. ...Read more

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What are the ways to prevent sinusitis?

What are the ways to prevent sinusitis?

Keep the nose clear: Since the sinuses drain into the nose, when nasal stuffiness blocks this normal drainage an infection of the sinus can result. If you suffer from nasal allergies, an antihistamine can help to reduce that stuffiness, or a decongestant for stuffiness due to a cold. If problem persists, see your ent, allergist or family physician for help. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat mumps?

What are the best ways to treat mumps?

Supportive Care: There is no specific treatment for mumps as it is a viral infection. Supportive care with fluids and pain medication if needed. Prevention is achieved in most cases by routine vaccination at age 1 and a booster dose at age 4. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure tuberculosis?

What are the best ways to cure tuberculosis?

Tb cure: Tb has to be treated with at least two antibiotics that the particular organism has been proven sensitive to. Normal 4 drugs are started until the sensitivity reports are available and then the régimen is simplified. Treatment must continue from 6-12 months depending upon reliability of the patient ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat corns?

What are the best ways to treat corns?

Sal acid plaster: 1) keep pressure off the corn, especially avoid too-tight shoes. 2) use donut-shaped corn pads to help keep pressure off a corn. 3) salicylic acid plasters, like mediplast, applied directly on the corn can soften and make it less painful. 4) corns can be pared, especially after they're softened by a salicylic acid pad. 5) a corn could be from an underlying bone spur, possibly needing surgery. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: As a young person, whoever is responsible for your health has a duty to make sure you are effectively treated. Acne is not a lifestyle or hygiene problem; it's a chronic disease that can be a grave social problem. Don't waste time on folk remedies; if benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get a physician's appointment for a topical or systemic antibiotic, topical retinoic acid etc. ...Read more

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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more