Recent Examples of prophylaxis from the Web
Depending on the situation at hand, your doctor may decide to administer what’s called a prophylaxis against Lyme disease, Luis Marcos, M.D., the fellowship program director at Stony Brook Medicine’s division of infectious diseases, tells SELF.
Aureomycin spawned a class of antibiotics called the tetracyclines still used for everything from soft tissue infections to malaria prophylaxis.
Wash any wounds with soap and water to decrease the chance of infection, and see a doctor before considering the need for a rabies vaccination, known as postexposure prophylaxis.
The Food and Drug Administration administered guidelines that prohibit antibiotic use for growth promotion, but continue to allow the routine use of antibiotics on animals that aren’t sick for prophylaxis.
That's why Planned Parenthood helped to spread awareness on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by releasing new educational videos explaining pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), two HIV prevention medications.
In Australia, for example, physicians must provide victims with prophylaxis and emergency contraception, and can offer medical exams without a police report.
The only problem was that testing a prophylaxis would require them to introduce the diseases to previously unexposed human subjects.
The letters were sent to customers taking medications for HIV treatment as well as for Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which helps prevent HIV, according to the legal groups.
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Did You Know?
In Greek, phylax means "guard", so prophylactic measures guard against disease by taking action ahead of time. Thus, for example, before the polio vaccine became available, prophylaxis against polio included avoiding crowds and public swimming pools. These days a well-known kind of prophylactic is used to prevent sexually transmitted diseases; but prophylactic measures only work when people use them.
medical Definition of prophylaxis
- prophylaxis against viral diseases
- a paste containing fluorine for dental prophylaxis
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