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sexually transmitted infections = sexually transmitted disease, right?

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Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Yes.. and No.: Thank you for asking, this is a very common question. Both terms are interchangeable, however, the term sexually transmitted infection is broader and more encompassing. If an infection results in altering normal body function, it is then called a disease. Because many STDs can be asymptomatic, the term STI is used. It's all semantics. The important this is to know your sexual health & get tested.

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How can you get rid of a sinus infection fast?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Take antibiotics: "true sinus infections". , not a viral cold, are caused by bacterial infection of the air containing sinuses around the nose and benefit from antibiotics. If it is a viral infection it is usually self limiting in 5-7 days, and does not require antibiotics.
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Is there any cure for fungal infections in the ears?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Yes: Antifungal ear drops exist. See your pcp.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do for a yeast infection after already trying fluconazole?

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Dr. Foti Chronopoulos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Make sure it's Yeast: Fluconazole can fail in up to 15% of true yeast infections. If you haven't been tested by your doctor this needs to be done first after failed treatment. You may have a bacterial infection that needs a different treatment. If it is yeast, terconazole cream may be more effective and, although a bit messier, has a lower failure rate.
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Are their natural ways / home remedies to get over a sinus infection?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Sinus Infections: You can try drinking lots of fluids, steam, salt water nasal sprays, various herbs and neti pots. The success of these treatments is quite variable and dependent on how severe the infection is, how long you have had it, the severity of your allergies, septal deviations, nasal polyps, etc. Etc. See your ENT doc if the sinus issues persist... They can become serious or chronic if you delay too long.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Are there any certain skin infections that may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, in fact if these are experienced you proceed to a doctors office or emergency clinic today.

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