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can a bacterial infection in the spine cause numbness in the fingers

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Frostbite: Frostbite is dead tissue from freezing damage. Gangrene would be from the dead tissue, not bacteria. Dead tissue may become secondarily infected with ... Read More
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Interesting q: Gangrenous areas typically have no blood supply, the conduit for an immune response.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 environme ... Read More
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Talk with him about good hygiene practices. And demonstrate good hygiene products.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
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 th ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neither : Having a finger inserted into your vagina will not cause either of these things.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a hand surgeon: And an infectious diseases specialist. This can be a very serious issue and may require opinions and input from both specialties. Do not delay with ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
YES: A bacterial infection can cause abnormalities with PAP. You should follow up with this as I'm sure your DR. suggested.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Direct infection of the spine and/or the area around the vertebrae occurs. Additionally, endocarditis, a heart infection can cause back pain.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Don't look for an explanation. If your acne is back, get seen again. Best wishes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Scented tampons: Yes, the scented tampoons may cause bacterial infection.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge : Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You di ... Read More
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