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what sexually transmitted infections stay with you forever?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
STDs: Hiv infection, genital herpes and warts, hpv to mention a few.

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Can babies come down with the RSV infection repeatedly?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
No: Rsv, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a common winter virus, roughly from november through march. Like many other viruses it is possible to become infected more than once. Keep in mind there are other viruses that may cause similar symptoms and may be diagnosed as "bronchiolitis" as well.
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What is done to treat a prostate infection?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Prostatitis: Antibiotic along w non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) are the most common medications used to treat prostate infection. Common antibiotics : cipro, (ciprofloxacin) bactrim. Common NSAID : Ibuprofen , naproxen. Usually an extended course of treatment > 2 weeks is needed because medications do not penetrate the prostate easily.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Does a bad taste or smell in my mouth mean infection?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Possibly: It is not a for sure thing that you would have an infection but those symptoms common for an infection that is draining such as an abcess. You may want to have a dentist take a look for you.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What can cause a foul odor in urine, thats not an std?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Bladder infection: Foul-smelling urine can come from a bladder infection or even from certain foods that we eat. Stds do not usually effect the bladder and i wouldn't think they are responsible for the foul-smelling urine. More than likely it is from a bladder infection. Vaginal infections can sometimes have an odor as well and may be difficult to distinguish from odor caused by urine.
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What can be done for a salivary gland infection?

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Dr. Russell Lieblick
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Antibiotics plus: The first thing is to make sure it's just an infection and not a cyst or tumor. Infection can typically be treated with antibiotics initially. I usually request that patients use sugar free hard sour candies and hydrate aggressively. If this is unsuccessful, or if infection recurs immediately, the gland can be flushed.

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