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Doctor insights on: Will Good Hygiene Prevent Clostridium

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


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Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Can good hygiene prevent parasites?

Depends: This depends on the parasite. Some parasites are through fecal to oral transmission, some are through foods and ingestions that have nothing to do with hygiene. Good hygiene can certainly help prevent some parasites, but not all. ...Read more

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Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

Can better hygiene prevent rotavirus infection?

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 more

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Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Can improving hygiene prevent gastroenteritis?

Absolutely YES: It is transmitted from hand to mouth so good hand washing is a must for prevention and spred of the common stomach flu. ...Read more

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Can I prevent meningitis by adopting better hygiene?

Can I prevent meningitis by adopting better hygiene?

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 more

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Can better hygiene prevent lice?

Can better hygiene prevent lice?

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 more

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Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

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

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Is improved sanitation a good way to reduce most bacterial infections?

Is improved sanitation a good way to reduce most bacterial infections?

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 more

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Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

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 more

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How can I help maintain good oral hygiene?

How can I help maintain good oral hygiene?

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 more

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Is rephresh products good to maintain good pH balance and can it help BV from reoccurring?

Is rephresh products good to maintain good pH balance and can it help BV from reoccurring?

That is the claim: Whether or not it works is for you to try. This is an otc product not subject to testing or approval by the fda, and as such they can advertise almost any benefit they choose. Certainly it is not likely to do significant damage. ...Read more

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What is a good routine to maintain good oral hygiene?

What is a good routine to maintain good oral hygiene?

Easy: Clean teeth and use a "christmas tree" brush to clean between teeth morning and night.Also a good diet. If you have any gum bleeding from gingivitis, use a daily dose of coenzyme q 10. ...Read more

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Can a good diet really help prevent acne?

No: I was surprised too, but the controlled studies all seem to agree over the past decades. All acne's treatable nowadays by scientific methods. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting BV again? Is there any supplements to help keep my bacteria balanced out?

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

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What is best to maintain good bladder health to prevent recurring uti?

What is best to  maintain good bladder health   to   prevent recurring uti?

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 more

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What microorganisms can prevent aging and promote wellness?

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 more

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Can I use a homeopathic insert (vh essentials) to help keep good bacteria in vagina while taking antibiotic to treat bv?

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 more

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