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How does anaerobic bacteria get in our system?

How does anaerobic bacteria get in our system?

Already here: Our bodies have natural sources of anaerobic bacteria, usually from our gut (all the way from mouth to anus). Infections are either from these, or from traumatic implantation with a deep wound. ...Read more

Anaerobic (Definition)

It may be in reference to organisms that grow in oxygen poor environment. Or to those that simply do not need oxygen to thrive. It is also used to refer to certain types of execises (ie weight lifting) that are short in duration but high in power out put. They are the companion (not the opposite) if aerobic exercises which are longer duration, less intense and ...Read more


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Can anaerobic bacteria in your water cause health problems? If so what?

No: By and large they are harmless unless they get into the lungs, where they can occasionally cause lung infection. I would not be worried about this kind of bacteria in the drinking water. ...Read more

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What is an anaerobic bacteria infection?

What is an anaerobic bacteria infection?

Anaerobic bacteria: live in the absence of oxygen. They can cause infections.They are most often in the GI tract in humans. Take care ...Read more

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What causes anaerobic bacteria in the nose?

What causes anaerobic bacteria in the nose?

Anaerobic bacteria: anaerobic bacteria - or bacteria that don't require oxygen to live and multiple are generally found in closed off spaces with low oxygen such as abcesses. The nose normal has airflow so anaerobic bacteria are rare. However, if swelling reduces or closes off passageways or sinuses - these types of bacteria start to flourish https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=sinus+passage+diagram&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-004 ...Read more

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What benefit do we get from the anaerobic bacteria that live in our large intestine?

Bacteria: The bacteria are beneficial since they breakdown some food products (oligodisacharides for instance) that are not able to be digested elsewhere in the digestive tract. There is some evidence that they also provide some degree of immunity against other conditions. ...Read more

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Bad smell coming from sinuses. Could anaerobic bacteria be present in the nasal passages?

Sinusitis: Yes, both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria live within the sinus and nasal cavities. If your sinuses become obstructed and don't drain properly, an infection can develop (acute sinusitis) that is often foul-smelling due to the presence of anaerobic bacteria. This can also cause halitosis due to the communication between the oral cavity and the nasopharynx. ...Read more

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Dental infections can be from aerobic or anaerobic bacteria. Amoxicillin not solving gum infection. How does dentist test for type of bacteria?Guesses

Dental infections can be from aerobic or anaerobic bacteria. Amoxicillin not solving gum infection. How does dentist test for type of bacteria?Guesses

C&S: Your dentist could obtain a specimen of the abscess and have a lab perform a C&S (culture and sensitivity test) to identify the bacteria and their sensitivity. The results could take several days, or he or she could go ahead and change your antibiotic from amoxicillin to another antibiotic which would provide more coverage for anaerobic organisms. ...Read more

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Could halitosis involved anaerobic oral bacteria be erased by mouthwash oxidizing agents?

Could halitosis involved anaerobic oral bacteria be erased by mouthwash oxidizing agents?

Halitosis: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Aerobic semen culture showed enterococcus. Anaerobic culture was clear of bacteria. Does it mean an enterococcus species easier to be treated?

Aerobic semen culture showed enterococcus. Anaerobic culture was clear of bacteria. Does it mean an enterococcus species easier to be treated?

No: Aerobic means it grows in oxygen. Anaerobic means the bacteria grow in the absence of oxygen. Whether bacteria are aerobic or anaerobic does not determine how hard those bacteria are to treat. That is determined by whether we have readily available antibiotics capable of killing them. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more