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difference between infection and inflammation

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Infection/Inflammati: Infection is the invasion of body tissues by a disease-forming organisms. Inflammation is the body's biological response to defend itself from these ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection v Inflamm: Inflammation is a term referring to the body's reaction to a noxious stimulus, that can be trauma, allergy, tumor, infection, drug reaction, etc. Inf ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Inflammation refers to the body's reaction to stimuli that are negative and can be due to allergy, toxins, tumors, trauma, and other things including ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Etoricoxib: Etoricoxib is not available In the United States- turned down by the FDA 7 years ago. You could use ibuprofen as a n anti inflammatory. Neither drug ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Way too little info: to venture a guess. What types of infection or inflammation? What is baseline health? ETC. ?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotic:yea / nay: Whether an infection can clear w/o antibiotic therapy depends upon the site and extent of the infection and the immune status of the person with the i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But women do not get infections in organs which they don't have. If you have an epididymus you need to be redefined.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Coincindence: This may be a coincidence as a viral cold and gall bladder disease are usually not related.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
22 years experience Dentistry
Inflamation: There are many different over the counter drugs for inflamation. It is important that you consult your primary physician to determine the best for yo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: No, many agents responsible for infectious colitis can affect numerous portions of the GI tract and are seldom confined to a specific area.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Virtually any type.

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