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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What are the best ways to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Mature infant: Infant born with mild prematurity or full term and without contracted intrauterine infection are much less likely to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia. ...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 prevent a staph infection?

What are the best ways to prevent a staph infection?

See doc: See infectious disease doctor. Wash with hibiclens soap and take bleach bath at least twice a week. 1/2 cup bleach in full tub of water. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

What are the best ways to prevent a simple stroke?

Stay healthy: Watch diet, exercise regularly, treat and control hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and any other causes of "hardening of the arteries". Elevation of homocysteine should be checked and treated, if necessary. A good internist or family doctor can assist all of the above. ...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 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 best ways to prevent myself from getting potential diseases?

What are the best ways to prevent myself from getting potential diseases?

Get an Internist: A personal physician (board certified internal medicine specialist ) will know exactly how to do all of this for the rest of your life.Ask your family or respected friends for a referal or call your local medical society. ...Read more

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What are the best possible way to threat acne?

What are the best possible way to threat acne?

In general: With benzoyl peroxide products. If those don't work, I usually add an oral antibiotic(Can be difficult to find the right one) for about two months + long term topical Trentoin(Complicated to use correctly and takes getting used to). If that doesn't work then I usually send patients to the dermatologist to see if they're candidate for Accutane, which works great but is tricky and can be dangerous if not used right. You can also be seen for certain types of skim peels buy plastic surgeon or dermatologist ...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 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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