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Feeling generally and progressively unwell for the last 9 months, colocoscopy biopsy found a colony of Actinomyces, could this be the cause?
CULT & GRAM ST AEROBE & ANAEROBE test.Can this kind of test be good to look for mold,actinomyces and fungus?
Tonsil out,biopsy,abundant Actinomyces colonies,still have post drip nasal, can this be caused by Actinomyces?What kind of test is there to find out?
It's not: Actinomyces colonies are fairly common in tonsils whether or not they need to come out. Actinomyces is usually harmless but when it gets deep into tissues, it evokes abundant pus. It's not going to cause the edema and mild inflammatory of the upper respiratory tract that produces the drip. ...Read more
Fungal Tests: For persistent, deeper, or systemic infections, several tests may be used for diagnosis and monitoring. Fungal cultures are used to identify the specific fungi present. Many fungi are slow-growing, so it may take weeks for results. Susceptibility testing performed on fungi isolated from a culture is used to determine which antifungal is best to use for treatment. Office KOH preps can be done. ...Read more
Need more info: This organism can be difficult to isolate since they are facultative anaerobes, but the Gram's stain of clinical materials is usually very very suggestive, depending upon the site from which the specimen was obtained. This is a common cause of osteomyelitis of the bones of the jaw. Routine cultures are not a good way to look for molds and other fungi except for yeast-like fungi. Good luck. ...Read more
I have my tonsil out on 4-14,after an autopsy on my tonsils,the report result was: Dilated Crypts with abundant Actinomyces colonies Is this bad?
Tonsil out,biopsy,abundant Actinomyces colonies,my uvula feel swallow and I experience a lot of post nasal drip, still have actinomyces?
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Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more
No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
See below: First of all, i don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer