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can you die from rhinitis

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Rhinits is inflammation of the nose. We all get rhinits any time we get a cold and hardly any one dies from it.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Only if severely ill: About 150,000 people will die tomorrow. That's a lot of people. On the other hand, about 7,599,850,000 people (that's about 7.6 billion people) are NO ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gustatory rhinitis: Is a non allergic rhinitis that occurs with certain foods esp hot or spicy foods . That fact that it occurs whenever you eat , suggest another cause o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moms would like that: Don't think so. I think that in order to take down the bad guys you are forced to sit on the carpet or the sofa for long periods of time with exposu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not likely: Adenoitis is an infection of the adenoid tissue. Most adults don't have this anymore..But kids may have large adenoid that can become infected leading ... Read More
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : You can die from any infection if you don't get treated or you have certain serious medical conditions.
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A member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Peritonsilar abcess: Peritonsilar abcess, lugwig angina if not treated promptly can compromise your airway and kill you. You'l l kow because you will start drooling, have ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rarely: Tonsillitis is a treatable infection. Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Pneumonia can be a life-threatening problem especially if left untreated. You should see a doctor if you are having symptoms of pneumonia.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Vasculitis can affect any of the body's blood vessels. There is a definite risk of death from blood flow being cut off to the brain or heart. Vasculit ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
In rare cases: Uncommon, but possible.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rarely: A few boys/men have a genetic defect that causes progressive illness with epstein barr virus (ebv) infection. In most people ebv causes a self limite ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Its possible: Un treatred, rampant colitis can lead to serious bleeding and overwhelming infection either of which could cause death. This implies that the patient ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncommon: Left untreated, cholecystitis may lead to rupture of the gall bladder with spread of infection to the abdominal cavity, peritonitis and septicemia and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unfortunately: As many as 1 out of 2000 infected people may die from measles infections which can cause serious pneumonia or encephalitis ( a brain infection). This ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Tinea is the general term for superficial skin infection with fungus. In the absence of other health issues, tinea will not kill.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complica ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly unusual: but one can never say never in medicine. The scenario I can think of is when one has severe asthma and is allergic to cat. In which case, the cat expo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Rotavirus group a is the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. It causes a dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. More than a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
24 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Acute pancreatitis has an appreciable mortality.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly intern ... Read More
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