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Abscess In Cats
Staph aureus: We are all colonized with staph aureus. Whether or not we become infected with these organisms depends on multiple different factors. The ones that are in your cat are the same as the ones in your gut, or in your nasopharynx or on your skin. They have the same disease producing mechanisms. Whether they will infect you is problematic. ...Read more
Doubtful: Have to worry about stool organisms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?
RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways,rabies or no rabies,if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered,as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections.Get to a doc now! ...Read more
Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.
That is most common: Single, large, mildly painful lymphnode is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules(zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Probably none do. Tapeworm isn't transmitted by fleas. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take pus on swab in case of abscess in and around tonsil to detect bacteria?or simple saliva around abscess can detect bacteria?
Abscess of tonsil: To get a good bacterial culture from the abscess it is necessary to use a culture swab on the pus itself. Getting a swab of the saliva around the area is not likely to get a good result. Additionally, if the abscess is drained with a needle, then the material from the syringe can be sent on culture swabs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm allergeic to cats: Can constant exposure to cat allergen in my house (1 cat and 6 dogs) be the cause for prolonged/permanently enlarged nodes?
No: Exposure to cats does not cause pneumonia. However, many children develop allergies to cats. Exposure to cats for allergic children can cause skin rashes, itchy eyes, and runny noses with sneezing. Children with asthma and cat allergy may have increased asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks requiring urgent care when exposed to cats. Cat exposure includes visiting homes where cats live. ...Read more
Yes: Some people carry staph in their nasal passages. This is usually easily treated if present. If you are having recurrent staph skin infections, ask your doctor about treating your nose too. Staph can also cause sinus infections, but this is usually only true in people with chronic sinus disease, not your average sinus infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asbestos toxin: Any toxin such as asbestos should not be in an open wound; if it winds up there,please flush out the material with copious amounts of saline to clean out the wound. Afterwards disinfect the wound with a topical antiseptic spray then apply a clean, sterile bandage. Go to your Podiatrist or Primary to get an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Wrong word: "normal" isn't really the proper descriptor - serious infections are never normal. Mrsa is, however, a *common* problem in nursing homes -- unfortunately. Good facilities are always on the lookout for infections of any kind in their residents, and when they find them, they treat them promptly. ...Read more
Had abscess near n in tonsil.dr put swab on tonsil to detect the bacteria type.just swab around infected site give true result? Or abscess pus needed?
Anthrax: Animals can get anthrax by ingesting anthrax spores from the soil. Anthrax in animals occurs worldwide but can be controlled by vaccination of animals. In recent years, anthrax has been reported among animals in many countries, and is especially common in parts of africa, asia, and the middle east. It occurs much less frequently in the United States, because animal health and inspection programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers