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can you get osteomyelitis twice

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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it's possible to get more than once.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Bloodborne: Usually, blood born infection , from use of non sterile needles, is the cause of bone infection in drug users.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Osteomyelitis: It is a difficult infection to treat requiring anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and sometimes surgical debridement. It is certain ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Osteomyelitis is a one infection via the bloodstream. Unless contact was made with blood ir body fluids the risk is almost zero
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Most get it once: Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are lots of strains of parvovirus and having one doesn't make you immune to others.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Typically you can only get chicken pox once. After that you can get a second type of infection from the same virus called shingles. Shingles is a pain ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Lots more than tha: Amenorrhea means that you are not having your period, there are lots of causes of not having periods including pregnancy. If you get pregnant 5 time ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, not after you've been treated.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: There are multiple causes of myocarditis and having it once does not provide immunity. In fact same types of myocarditis may recur, e.g., rheumatic my ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on treatment: If treated with a single dose of azithromycin, you can safely conceive immediately. Azithro is not believed to be at all toxic to an embryo. If treate ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Very Possible: The less you take care of your teeth, the more the chances of loosing them. It is suggested that you brush twice a day and floss once a day to maintai ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Reoccurance: Yes.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Generally No: Assuming that you are talking about a staph infection of the skin, most massage techniques should be avoided when a contagious skin infection (herpes, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Chicken Pox: You get shingles if you were infected with chicken pox earlier in life and something activates the dormant virus and causes shingles. The chicken pox ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.Thi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on risk: Immunity from Meningococcal vaccination probably doesn't last more than 3 years. Whether you should get another vaccine depends on your risk. The cd ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Calves
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not Silly: Sepsis is the syndrome you get when you have bacteria in the blood. It is associated with low blood pressure, fast heart rate, shortness of breath, an ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Varies: Sinus infections can be persistent. I would recommend you have a culture and sensitivity done so the correct antibiotics can be used. Depending on wha ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Quickly!: Well, actually it depends upon your individual physiology but some women will develop a yeast infection almost guaranteed after a course of antibiotic ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast: Yeast live naturally on and in the human body. When the environment in or on the body changes out of balance, then the yeast can grow and cause infect ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Women may not: The majority of women with chlamydia infection have no symptoms at all. Some women and men experience pain with urination or sex, or abnormal discharg ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depending upon: caliber and location of the wounds it is not a matter of if, but when you should let a medical professional in on the evaluation and treatment. Tho ... Read More

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