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Methods or procedures intended to prevent or avoid adverse outcomes.


Infectious disease The constellation of activities intended to minimize exposure to an infectious agent; precautions imply that the isolation of an infected Pt is optional, but not mandatory. See AIDS precautions, Barrier precautions, Universal precautions. Cf Isolation; Safe sex practices, Reverse precautions.

Patient discussion about precautions

Q. How can I overcome this? Is there any precautions? I am getting scared after seeing my neighbor’s condition due to breast cancer. My mom says she will soon die. Is it very hard to treat and cure? I am getting sick of these, need some help. I have a feeling that I too have the breast cancer. Please help me. How can I overcome this? Is there any precautions?

A. here is a link for you to do a Breast Self Examination :

Q. What would be the reason for my bad breadth and where to take on precaution? I am working as a sales manager. I have to meet many clients every day. My presentation makes my business good. I am having bad breadth. Just because of my bad breadth I am not able to talk with open mouth. I try talk by keeping some distance from them or try to communicate less. This affects on my business. I had changed my toothpaste. None worked to stop my bad breadth. Generally I keep myself healthy and tidy. But I had missed somewhere for my bad breadth. What would be the reason for this…and where to take on precaution?

A. Hey my friend brushing your teeth daily and keeping tidy makes you healthy. If your change in tooth paste had not helped in removal of bad breadth then something is going wrong inside your body. Sometimes dry mouth can cause bad breadth. Check if you are having dry mouth, where your saliva secretion will reduce. Then you must meet your doctor. Though it can be the indication for some other infection or illness in your body. Where your doctor can only diagnose.

Q. what is hernia.what is the it fatal.what precautions should i take.can i do brisk walking

A. Hernia is a condition in which contents of the abdomen (usually part of the gut) protrude outside, either to the cord that lead the vessels to the testicle or through other parts of the wall of the abdomen. It's usually treated with surgery that usually solves the problem.

After a resting period after the surgery usually full and regular activity can be resumed.

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References in classic literature ?
Next to the effectual establishment of the Union, the best possible precaution against danger from standing armies is a limitation of the term for which revenue may be appropriated to their support.
I think so, madame, because I myself have made use of them, that I might not be poisoned at Naples, at Palermo, and at Smyrna -- that is to say, on three several occasions when, but for these precautions, I must have lost my life.
Why, in this way: if Coysel says loud enough for the cardinal to hear him, on such or such a day such a prisoner will escape, 'tis plain that the cardinal will take measures of precaution and that the prisoner will not escape.
It was evident they were dogged by a daring and persevering enemy, who was encouraged by past impunity; they should, therefore, take more than usual precautions, and post a guard at night over their cavalry.
I shall take my precautions against you," said De Wardes, "be assured of it.
With all our precautions, you see that we have cut it rather fine," said Holmes, laughing.
Having owned this, I was bound to take such precautions as the lawyer and the doctor thought necessary.
These precautions were of two sorts, some to deaden the shock when the projectile should touch the lunar soil, others to delay the fall, and consequently make it less violent.
It is scarcely the province of an author to refute the arguments of his censors and vindicate his own productions; but I may be allowed to make here a few observations with which I would have prefaced the first edition, had I foreseen the necessity of such precautions against the misapprehensions of those who would read it with a prejudiced mind or be content to judge it by a hasty glance.
The minor precautions which I observed in communicating with Limmeridge House are already known, so is the magnificent success of my enterprise, so are the solid pecuniary results which followed it.
As the least tangle or kink in the coiling would, in running out, infallibly take somebody's arm, leg, or entire body off, the utmost precaution is used in stowing the line in its tub.
Conversation however was not wanted, for Sir John was very chatty, and Lady Middleton had taken the wise precaution of bringing with her their eldest child, a fine little boy about six years old, by which means there was one subject always to be recurred to by the ladies in case of extremity, for they had to enquire his name and age, admire his beauty, and ask him questions which his mother answered for him, while he hung about her and held down his head, to the great surprise of her ladyship, who wondered at his being so shy before company, as he could make noise enough at home.