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What Are The Best Ways To Prevent Body Lice
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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