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From? From what? Infection, disease, premature death, heart disease, diabetes, etc.?
What can I do to protect myself from the radiations that emit from TV's, computers and mobile phones?
Avoidance. Keep far away from the source. There has been little proof that the amount of radiation from TV and computer poses a health risk. As for mobile phone, the issue remains unsettled re. Brain tumor suggested. If concerned, use your mobile device only when necessary or launch Bluetooth (If a phone is glued to your ear much of the day, your brain is already 1/2 dead anyway).
Several ways. Do not drive with the car windows open. Keep the house windows shut during the allergy season. Don't go out jogging or walking or gardening during the peak allergy time of day i.e., 6-10 am. Don' dry your clothes outside during the season. Use a saline spray periodically to flush out pollens from your nose. Keep an eye on pollen counts in your area (pollen. Com).
Meds or shots. Avoidance isn't usually practical, although keeping windows closed and using ac, changing the timing of outdoor activities, showering at night before bed can help. Use of medications starting before the season can help reduce severity of symptoms. Allergy shots are very effective at reducing seasonal allergies.
Mom is diagnosed w/osteoporosis & a muscle deterioration disorder, can't build muscle. She's 63 110lbs I'm 38 138lbs. What can I do to protect myself?
Healthy living now. The best thing is healthy living now, to build as much bone and muscle premenopause, and then try to maintain as much as possible into older years. Adequate calcium intake. Vit d (may want to get your level checked). Correct dose of levothyroxine (hyperthyroidism causes bone loss). Exercise. Healthy weight. Low stress.
I seem to get cold sweats, chills, coughs and slight fevers about every two -three months due to working conditions what can I do to protect myself more?
Depends on cause. If one is a healthcare worker, she can wear a mask and wash hands often (or use the sanitizing gel/foam). If in sales or marketing, a mask would scare off people, so hand sanitizer is the best one can do. If working in dusty situations where the dust/smoke/irritants in the air make one more prone to catching other respiratory infections, then wearing a mask helps also. Annual flu shot can help.
Prevention. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist.
I had allergy tests, which showed a mild reaction to molds and fungi. What can I do to protect myself in the future?
Dry out. You may have increased mold in your home if there are leaks or increased moisture. Look for wetness around windows, under sinks and refrigerators. Look for water stains on ceilings and walls. Look for mold on shower curtains or doors, & in the grout between bathroom tiles. Repair leaks, replace shower curtains, treat visible mold with bleach, consider a hepa air purifier.
Usually easy to do. First a "mild" test result doesn't necessarily mean allergy. But either way keep your bathroom clean. And basement dry (if you have one) and in warm weather you may need a dehumidifier. Discuss further with allergist.
I kissed my boyfriend and the next day he got herpes on his lip. I have never had it what can I do to protect myself?
Good question. You can still possibly get herpes even though he had no lesions at that time. Get an appt with your family physician for an exam and possibly a medication to help protect you in case he transmitted the infection to you.
Not much. People on Plavix (clopidogrel) tend to bruise easier. Other than avoiding bumping into things there is not much you can do. Would you rather have a few bruises or a hart attack or stroke?
Talk to your Doctor. Some people tend to bruise much easier than others. The medicine is working but the bruising and constant injury that occurs from it will cause over time damage to your skin and soft tissues. You can try and protect your self but it is impossible to avoid all contact. You need to discuss the need for the Plavix (clopidogrel) and if there are any alternatives with your doctor. Aditional blood test are needed.