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Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Need signs and symptoms of bacterial infection?

Location?: You will need to be more specific as to which area of the body you are referring to.

One of us can then give you a good answer to your question.

Bacteria causes different signs and symptoms in different locations of the body. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Infection (Definition)

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


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After how many days treatement are there no signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?

After how many days treatement are there no signs and symptoms of a bacterial infection?

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

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What are signs of a bacterial infection in tooth?

What are signs of a bacterial infection in tooth?

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 more

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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

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What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: 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

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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?

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?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...Read more

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What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox. I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid. Are they infected?

Maybe: Open skin lesions like those of chickenpox can be secondarily infected by various skin germs like staph or strep. Your physician can sort this out for you because it is sometimes difficult to tell with chickenpox. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hoping you can tell me, is lot of phlegm in the throat a sign of bacterial infection?

Maybe: 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

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Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Either: It is more likely to be a yeast infection or an irritant dermatitis, but a bacterial infection can also be a potential cause. Consult a physician for a culture and treatment. ...Read more

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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? : (

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

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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

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 more

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How do I cure chronic bacterial infections?

What type?: There is very little information here. What types of infections? Other medical issues? You could either re-ask & clarify or discuss with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I catch bacterial infection from my pet?

Can I catch bacterial infection from my pet?

Yes: It depends on the pet. Reptiles can spread salmonella. Birds can spread psittacosis. You can get toxoplasmosis and q fever from cats. You can get leptospirosis from dogs. Also bites and scratches can cause infections. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, how can I cure that?

I have a bacterial infection, how can I cure that?

Antibiotics: Certainly you need to see your primary care md. Bacterial infections are treated with anticiotics, whereas viral infections are not. Your primary will help you.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

I'm wondering why won't my bacterial infection go away?

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

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Can I get a the same bacterial infection more than once?

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 more

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What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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