Protecting yourself from germs and infections What's the best way to stay disease-free? Prevent infections. You can prevent infection through simple tactics, such as washing your hands regularly, being careful with food and water, getting vaccinations, and taking appropriate medications. Hand-washing. Often overlooked, hand-washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself from germs and most infections. Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing or eating food, after coughing or sneezing, after changing a diaper, and after using the toilet. When soap and water aren't available, alcohol-based hand-sanitizing gels can offer protection. Vaccines. Vaccination is your best line of defense for certain diseases. As researchers understand more about what caus...
Forgot to take your pills? Missed a shot? Condom break? Forced to have s*x? No matter how it happened, if you've had unprotected s*x, you still have up to five days to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. Emergency Contraception - a medication to prevent pregnancy should be taken as soon as possible or up to five days (120 hours) after s*x without birth control . a concentrated dose of the same hormones in regular birth control pills , not the same medication as RU-486 (the abortion pill) Also called: Plan B®, EC, the Morning After Pill. There are two ways to prevent pregnancy using Emergency Contraception: 1. Plan B ® is the most common method of emergency contraception because: It is designed to prevent pregnancy after s*x It works the best It has the
About 85% of sexually active women who do not use contraceptives become pregnant within a year. A woman can become pregnant while breastfeeding, from about 10 days after childbirth, and even during her menstruation. Withdrawal of the penis prior to ejaculation and periodic abstinence does not prevent pregnancy or spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Here you can read more about several forms of contraceptives. You can prevent an unwanted pregnancy with: Total Abstinence Use of contraceptives If you are sexually active and do not want to get pregnant, always use contraception. Methods of Contraception: No method of contraception gives 100% protection. The male latex condom is the only contraceptive method considered highly effective in reducing the risk of sex...
What is Gonorrhea? Symptoms Gonorrhea (misspelled as ghonarea, ghonerea, ghoneria, ghonnerea, ghonoria, ghonorrea, gohnorea, gonaria, gonerea, gonnarea, gonneria, gonorrea, gonorrhea, and gonorrhoea, etc.) is a highly contagious sexually transmitted STD bacterial infection, sometimes referred to as the clap. (more…)
STD Treatment Chancroid Treatment • Zithromax or Cipro or Cipro XR Chlamydia Treatment • Doxycycline or Zithromax (+ gonorrhea treatment) Crabs (Lice) Treatment • Permethrin or Lindane Gonorrhea Treatment • Cipro, Levaquin, or Tequin (+ chlamydia treatment) Hepatitis Treatment • A & E self limiting, vaccination for prevention, interferon Herpes Treatment • Acyclovir, Famvir, Valtrex, Zovirax HIV / AIDS Treatment • AZT (Retrovir) plus vitonavir or norvir HPV / Warts Treatment • Cryotherapy (freezing), cauterization (burning), laser surgery Scabies Treatment • Permethrin or Lindane Syphilis Treatment • Penicillin or Doxycyline Trichomoniasis Treatment • Metronidazole (Flagyl) Yeast Infe
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are the ones that are easily passed from one person to another, cause various complications and are sometimes difficult or impossible to cure. This is why it is important to know the most common STDs, their ways of spreading, symptoms and possible outcomes. (more…)
We all want to have a perfect smile, and the teeth are the calling card of a person which generates a good impression to others. This is the reason why all of us want to have white and neat teeth. The first step, if you want to steal the look of all and open the doors of the world, is maintaining good oral hygiene. We give you the perfect home remedy you should utilize if you want to whiten your teeth in two minutes. (more…)
1. Excessive washing: Even if you’re just washing your va gina with warm water, excessive washing can still mess with the va gina’s flora, causing an odor. 2. Allergy to condoms: Some women are allergic to certain materials in condoms, which can throw off va ginal bacteria and cause odor. (more…)