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Will Good Hygiene Prevent Clostridium
Yes.: Good handwashing is key! rotavirus causes bad diarrhea and in newborns, elderly and people with weak immune systems, can cause severe dehydration... And sometimes death. Another way to prevent rotavirus is to have your infant vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and effective. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Meningitis is something that can come from spinal fluid leak after a head injury or surgery. It can follow some viral illnesses but usually comes from bacteria that aren't altered by hygiene. College students and military recruits in barracks can get a vaccine to decrease their risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, that may help: Since lice have to get from one infected person onto another person, and then hide in the new person's hair, improved hygiene can help stop the transmission. For example, a person can wash his clothes and take a thorough shower after playing with others. That way, lice may be washed away before they have a chance to hide in the person's hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: It will keep the numbers down and prevent the anaerobic ones from entering into the equation by preventing deep enough pocketing for them to appear. There is a balanced ecosystem in the mouth and elimination of the bacteria allows the fungus to take up residence. Keep up the meticulous hygiene for a healthy mouth and a longer life expectancy. Good Luck. ...Read more
Yes: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With good care.: Brushing your teeth and flossing daily are two staples of good oral hygeine. Another is good nutrition. A healthhy diet not only helps keep your teeth and gums clean, but it also keeps them well nourished so they are healthy enough to resist germs, etc. That may get in the mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I prevent getting BV again? Is there any supplements to help keep my bacteria balanced out?
MetroGel, boric acid: If you've only had BV once, sit tight for a while; it may not return. If already a recurrent problem or becomes so, discuss two options with your doctor: metronidazole vaginal gel (Metrogel®), convient but expensive; or boric acid vaginal capsules, a bigger hassle (the pharmacy has to prepare them specially) but not so costly. Supplements, probiotics, yogurt, lactobacillus, etc not likely to help. ...Read more
Work up first: If you are prone to uti's, then you may need to have a good work up to rule out any anatomical problems that predispose you to having one. If that's rule out and you are sexually active, make sure you void after sex. Also, you want to keep yourself hydrated, so your urine will be less concentrated and therefore will not be retained in the bladder for very long. Using acid rich juices may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's early but....: There is good research in lower organisms and research animals that calorie restriction seems to extend life. This may be due to alterations in gut microflora in response to the lower caloric intake and "healthier" diet. Human data is lacking, but it's interesting, uh, food for thought. More? https://www.worldhealth.net/forum/thread/99230/bacteria-may-extend-longevity-study-fin/?page=1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use a homeopathic insert (vh essentials) to help keep good bacteria in vagina while taking antibiotic to treat bv?
Yes.: Some doctors and homeopaths recommend a douche with yougart that is an active culture. Yougart has lactobacillis which is a good bacteria and normal to be in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection. Yeast are also part of the normal vaginal flora. The antibiotics kill the "good bacteria" and then the yeast grow unchecked, and cause the irritation or "yeast infection". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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