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Can You Get Sick From Bacteria On Foreskin
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
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
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
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
Is it bad to consume things like street food which might be full of bacteria if you don't get physically sick?
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
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
Scared of getting sick from cutting up fresh fruit/produce, I know bacteria from outside can get inside when cutting. How to prevent?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It may be: An odor from your partner's vagina. If so, it should wash off easily. ...Read more
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
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
My gym offers towels for use. What viruses or bacteria etc could I get exposed to from using gym towels?
I am a teenager and I was wondering why when I get an erection my foreskin dosent go back like it's supposed to?
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