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What are Actinomyces?

What are Actinomyces?

Bacteria: This is a kind of actinobacteria.They thrive under conditions that are low in oxygen, commonly seen in dental infections, lung or GI tract infections (seen together is called actinomycosis), and can cause endocarditis or an infection of the heart. ...Read more

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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

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How to test for mold,actinomyces,fungis and your body? Name of test.

How to test for mold,actinomyces,fungis and your body? Name of test.

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

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CULT & GRAM STAIN SPUTUM ,is this type of test is good to look for actinomyces ,mold and fungis?I

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

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Skin itch ?

Skin itch ?

Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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