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I am a male my female partner has bacteria in urine or vaginosis. For me the male will ciproflaxin treat me. My penis is shriveled and foreskin snug?

I am a male my female partner has bacteria in urine or vaginosis. For me the male will ciproflaxin treat me. My penis is shriveled and foreskin snug?

Something is wrong: Vaginosis causes an odor like stinky fish, but it does not affect the male partner. The typical treatment is metronidazole. Bacteria in urine should be treated if she has symptoms. If you have issues with your penis, see a urologist. Your problem, if you really have one, is not related to your partners'. You may need a dr for flank pain. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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If doctor did swab of foreskin for balanitis, and used swab on part of foreskin which not red, will results still tell fungal or bacterial?

If doctor did swab of foreskin for balanitis, and used swab on part of foreskin which not red, will results still tell fungal or bacterial?

Swabbing/testing: When testing for an infection, it is important to swab the area of concern. If the area in question was not swabbed, the Dr. may not have acquired a good specimen for testing. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I have a small white patch/seed at my penis head area and foreskin area. May I know what is that ? would it be bacterial caused?

Hi doctor. I have a small white patch/seed at my penis head area and foreskin area. May I know what is that ?
would it be bacterial caused?

PearlyPenilePapules: The White patch/seed on the Penis Head are not caused by Bacteria.These are harmless and usually don't need any treatment and are not contagious.It will not interfere with sexual activities.These are called Pearly penile papules.These are small and smooth 1mmto3mm in size..These are quite common as 20% of male population.These can be treated with laser.Consult a Dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more

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How long can strep bacteria incubate in your body before you get sick?

How long can strep bacteria incubate in your body before you get sick?

Bacteria: If you are referring to the organism causing strep throat and other more serious infections, it can remain in the back of the throat for very long time periods without producing disease. In fact, you may never become sick from it without there being some predisposing factor like an acute viral infection. ...Read more

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Is it bad to consume things like street food which might be full of bacteria if you don't get physically sick?

Is it bad to consume things like street food which might be full of bacteria if you don't get physically sick?

Nutrition vs bugs: Even street food, if cooked properly is not a risk for bacterial infections in the us. Consuming street food may be of questionable value from a nutrition standpoint. ...Read more

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How can I know children get sick caused by virus or bacteria by observing symptoms?

How can I know children get sick caused by virus or bacteria by observing symptoms?

Infections: You really cannot tell the difference because viral and bacterial infections can start out the same, fever, cough and congestion, etc. If your child looks pitiful with a fever but then starts playing when its gone, its more likely to be viral. A lot depends on the age of the child. ...Read more

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How much fecal bacteria does it take to get you sick? I may have ingested traces of it :(

How much fecal bacteria does it take to get you sick?  I may have ingested traces of it :(

Probably no worries: If the source of contact is well, almost certainly you won't get sick. For infected feces, the amount to transmit can be microscopic (e.g. norovirus, Shigella) but more for others (e.g. Salmonella). Every day we all contact small amounts of fecal bacteria (e.g. sex, shaking hands w/ someone who didn't wash after toilet, pets, sinks, etc). Mostly it's harmless, and to some extent actually healthy. ...Read more

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Scared of getting sick from cutting up fresh fruit/produce, I know bacteria from outside can get inside when cutting. How to prevent?

Scared of getting sick from cutting up fresh fruit/produce, I know bacteria from outside can get inside when cutting. How to prevent?

Clean before slicing: In most industrialized countries, this reallly isn't a worry. But if you remain concerned, just rinse the fruit with water and wipe dry before you cut it. That will remove most surface bacteria that might cause a health problem. ...Read more

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If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?

If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?

Be more specific: To get the most from the site you need to provide detailed background information & ask a question related to those specifics. You did not specify what bacteria or what type of infection. You give no clue on how it was confirmed & if or how it was treated. Without specifics, no reasoned answer can be provided. You are welcome to start over. This is not a chat room. Questions are not linked. ...Read more

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Why can antiseptic kill bacteria but can't kill virus when children get sick caused by virus? Thanks

Antibiotics: Antiseptics (such as bleach or alcohol) can kill both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics, on the other hand, are medications that interfere with specific biological processes present only in bacteria (usually the reproduction process), which results in the death of the bacteria. These processes are not present in viruses, which have a different reproductive method, so antibiotics will not work. ...Read more

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Will I get sick by using purrell hand sanitizer all the time bc it kills the good bacteria too?

Will I get sick by using purrell hand sanitizer all the time bc it kills the good bacteria too?

That doesn't happen: No matter how much you use alcohol hand sanitizer, you'll still have normal bacteria all over your body and inside very body cavity. Treating the hands alone cannot have any significant effect. This is unlike taking antibiotics, which can affect normal bacteria throughout the body, but not a known problem with sanitizers. ...Read more

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Can you have antibodies against food poisoning bacteria and so not get sick after eating them?

Can you have antibodies against food poisoning bacteria and so not get sick after eating them?

Unclear question: There are some gastrointestinal diseases to which you form antibodies which may protect you from infection, but the wide assortment of potential causes of "food poisoning" makes it virtually impossible to protect from it at this time. Perhaps in the 22nd century. ...Read more

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Can you get sick if you touch your belly button with bacteria or viruses on your hand?

Can you get sick if you touch your belly button with bacteria or viruses on your hand?

Unless you live in..: Unless you live in a sterile bubble, when don't you have bacteria on your hands, or for that matter your belly button? ...Read more

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Get sick almost constantly for the past two years. Infections, bacterial & viral, also colds and flus. Fevers and fatigue often. No answers. Help?

Get sick almost constantly for the past two years. Infections, bacterial & viral, also colds and flus. Fevers and fatigue often. No answers. Help?

Recurrent infections: See a good Immunologist. Need to check your immune system for any deficiency in the immunoglobulins and/or Complement system. Specially if you have been having recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Any home remedies? Easy and short or long or hard ill try it! Help!

Vaginal infection: Not unless you have a yeast infection, which can be treated by otc meds. If you have a bacterial or infection otherwise, you need to go see a doctor. Go with your mother or a trusted female friend. ...Read more

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Dr said viral meningitis poss diagnosis. I asked to get blood counts instead of spinal tap. Now I have rash but blood tests are normal. Can it still be bacterial? Results att. Files. Do I really need a spinal tap? Still, as ill but meds help nerve pain

Dr said viral meningitis poss diagnosis. I asked to get blood counts instead of spinal tap. Now I have rash but blood tests are normal. Can it still be bacterial? Results att. Files. Do I really need a spinal tap? Still, as ill but meds help nerve pain

? Meningitis: The diagnosis of Meningitis is made based on symptoms(Headaches, mental changes, Neck stiffness) associated with changes in the spinal fluid reflecting inflammation of the meninges. If you have the above symptoms, then a spinal tap is recommended.
Where is your pain(?nerve pain?) located? ...Read more

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Every time I get sick I seem to develop a bacterial infection such as phemonia, bronchitis, strep throat. I'm 24, sick again for 3 days now. Cold?

See an allergist: People with allergies have constant inflammation in the nose and sinuses. Nonallergic people can typically handle the inflammation of a viral infection without much trouble; but in an allergic person, adding the viral inflammation on top of the underlying allergic inflammation makes perfect conditions for bacteria to grow. Treating the underlying allergic inflammation usually helps immensely. ...Read more

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Is get flesh eating bacteria from cuts that r 2 or 4 days old n how many days we use bandage on minor cuts mostly in which dirt this bacteria found?

Is get flesh eating bacteria from cuts that r 2 or 4 days old n how many days we use bandage on minor cuts mostly in which dirt this bacteria found?

Group A Strep: The 'flesh eating' bacteria is also known as Group A Strep. It can be found almost anywhere — but certainly cuts or injuries that are not treated properly are a risk. After any injury that breaks the skin, the area should be thoroughly cleaned. If redness, significant pain, swelling or fever develops, you must show this to a doctor. Allowing the wound to fester is an invitation for a disaster. ...Read more

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Is wearing headphones bad for you? I heard you can get bacteria.

Is wearing headphones bad for you? I heard you can get bacteria.

Wrong reason: If it's bad for you, it's because it can cause you to lose your hearing, not because it causes bacterial infections. ...Read more

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How does anaerobic bacteria get in our system?

How does anaerobic bacteria get in our system?

Already here: Our bodies have natural sources of anaerobic bacteria, usually from our gut (all the way from mouth to anus). Infections are either from these, or from traumatic implantation with a deep wound. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get long and tight overhanging foreskin?

Is it normal to get long and tight overhanging foreskin?

See ur Dr/Urologist: There is a chance the tightening is due to a fungal infection or skin change that may be amenable to topical steroid and/or antifungal. Should get urological exam to identify treatment options best for your situation. (aka: phimosis, for more information see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/phimosis). ...Read more

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Can you get flesheating bacteria from having bad hygiene?

Yes: There are an estimated 3.5 cases of necrotizing fasciitis per 100, 000 persons, with a case-fatality rate of 24 percent [23]. Conditions associated with necrotizing soft tissue infection include diabetes, drug use, obesity, immunosuppression, recent surgery, and traumatic wounds. ...Read more

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My foreskin is tight should I get it cut? Will that even help or cause new problems?

My foreskin is tight should I get it cut? Will that even help or cause new problems?

Not definitely: There is a chance the tightening is due to a fungal infection or skin change that may be amenable to topical steroid and/or antifungal. Should get urological exam to identify treatment options best for your situation. (aka: phimosis, for more information see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/phimosis). ...Read more

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I feel stinging when I get an erection after my foreskin's been retracted. Is this normal?

I feel stinging when I get an erection after my foreskin's been retracted. Is this normal?

Here are some ...: Feeling stinging in foreskin at erection suggests heightened sensation by possible local inflammation from various causes or tightness from over-stretching tight foreskin after "too much" shortening at circumcision or simply from still existing long/tight foreskin with balanoposthitis, etc. So, have urologist take a look so to define what is going on in your penis. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I am a teenager and I was wondering why when I get an erection my foreskin dosent go back like it's supposed to?

I am a teenager and I was wondering why when I get an erection my foreskin dosent go back like it's supposed to?

Phimosis: Means that your foreskin or penile frenulum (web under penile glans) is either too tight. Best to discuss with your Dr or see a urologist to have it fixed. ...Read more

Foreskin (Definition)

Or prepuce is skin which covers the penile glans. It is ...Read more