Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately, no. There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard & expensive to do). No supplement has been shown to prevent any particular infection.

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Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent bacterial infections?

None which work. Many popular supplements claim to boost the immune system. However scientific testing does not show they they actually work in people eating balanced diet. Oddly enough, taking too much of some supplements can actually weaken the immune system (ex. Zinc) washing your hands, eating well, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep is the best way to boost your immune system. Read more...
Herbs for immunity. Your ability to fight off bacterial infection is the result of a complex immune system. It is very unlikely that supplementation with herbs could have much impact. The best way to prevent infections is with vaccinations and avoidance of exposures to infectious diseases through hygenic behaviors such as handwashing. Saline nasal washes may be beneficial. Probiotics are being studied currently. Read more...

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

Good hygiene. The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. Read more...

Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Yes and no. Antioxidants help biochemical reactions run smoothly in the body (co-factors), some may be vitamins or minerals, some are different. Most will behave as either anti-ox or pro-ox, depending on the chem circumstance. Certain amount is needed, more may not confer any extra benefit. No clinical data to support claims that any product (juice, fruit, "miracle") actually cheats death, prolongs life. Read more...
Not by themselves. We need a balance of oxidants and antioxidants. If the fuel (food) is right and the non caloric nutrients are balanced, we reach maximum immune potential. But a bacterium is an attacking enemy and a war sometimes has to be fought------we call that "flu". The better the defenses the more likely that a war will not have to be fought! Read more...
No. There is no evidence that antioxidants prevent infections. Read more...

Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Risk reduction. You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. Read more...
Sepsis. Maintaining good hygiene will certainly help prevent infection and sepsis - but it is not the only factor for developing sepsis. Read more...

How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

Question unclear. Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. Read more...

I keep getting reoccurring urinary tract infections and every now and then bacterial infections how can I prevent it or help the problem?

See below. The number one thing to do is to make that you are wiping front to back as this will help prevent utis. Also, if you are a diabetic you want to get this under control as elevated blood sugars increase your risk for utis. Also consider seeing your doctor for a pelvic if you have not had one. Read more...

How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

Normal kid behavior. Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do. Read more...
See below. Talk with him about good hygiene practices. And demonstrate good hygiene products. Read more...
Wash hands often. Teach your child to wash his hands frequently. Every time after going to the bathroom, before eating, after playing outside or with a pet, whenever they appear dirty. Encourage him not to put the fingers in his mouth. Most children do this subconsciously, so mild distraction may help rather than directly telling him not to. Read more...