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A Sign Of A Bacterial Infection Is The Presence Of
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Bacterial infections: Are generally treated with oral antibiotics for 10-14 days. Depends on severity or nature of bacteria, some may require combination antibiotics orally or by injections. Some will clear in a few days and others, much, much longer especially those with complications - it takes weeks or months! Early treatment, diagnosis & close follow up highly recommended. ...Read more
It is progressive: Bacteria invade a tooth initially by decalcifying the surface and show signs of white chalky appearance. As it advances it will get darker and eventual crater. Finally you will collect food in the space and eventually the decay will reach the nerve and you will have severe pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having sex with the same person for almost 2 years & am now randomly showing signs of a bacterial infection. Is this possible?
Go see your doctor: Having sex with the same person and then getting random infections needs to be examined. If it is chlamydia, he is cheating on you. If it is trich, he may be cheating. No way to tell unless you get it checked out. Bv is simply a shift in ph flora, and this is considered an infection. ...Read more
The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news.
It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas.
If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more
Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & I already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?
What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox. I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid. Are they infected?
What could cause a high neutropolis of 79% and normal wbc 4.9 and lymphocytes 16% low. Are these values signs of bacterial infection. No symptoms?
Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves have no worrisome meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... without much meaning. ...Read more
There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be allergies; it could be a sign of a lung disease like bronchiectasis.
If this is a persistent problem, I would get checked out by your doctor or even a lung specialist. ...Read more
Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?
Signs of a sexual viral or bacterial infection in my throat? Haven't done oral in 2 months but sore throat for a few weeks now? Almost a month? : (
Maybe...: Most likely it is a usual virus that causes sore throats. I have to admit it makes me wonder why you think of an STD as a source first before the more likely usual cold virus. On the other hand, if you are highly sexually active you at a minimum need to be evaluated for the possibility of STD as a pharyngitis source. Perhaps ur dr will treat with antibiotics to "cover" for STD's as a source? ...Read more
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know where on: Your body the infection is. However if you have an infection that is not improving or is getting worse - seek medical help. ...Read more
Yes: Some bacterial infections don't create a strong memory or immunity in our bodies. Strep throat infection is such an example. School children sometimes catch strep throat from classmates every one or two years for several years. Gonorrhea, an std, is another example. A person can catch gonorrhea, get antibiotic treatment to clear it, and then catch it again a short while later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer