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Are Fungal Infections More Common In People With Heart Disease
No.: Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more
My boyfriend found out he has a plaque disease in his mouth. Also so possiblr infections. Can this cause heart disease? What are signs of heart diseas
No: Gum disease and heart disease share common risk factors. One does not cause the other. It seems that the scientific observation that both tend to show up in the same patients has led some dentist and mds to claim that gum disease may cause heart disease. The american heart association reviewed 500 journal articles and concluded there was no proof of this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Crp level of 7.3 does it mean infection or could it be something else like heart disease? Had infection on foot but heart disease runs in family.
Should i be really scared/worried of azithromycin side effects? I don't have a heart disease but i got chest infection wich gave me fast heart beat
Side effect: If you look at the incidence of the side effect in regularly healthy people the cardiac side effect is still rare.. The benefit outweighs the risk. The side effects are more in people taking cardiac medicines with which it interacts. So as long as indicated, the use of Azithromycin will remain in our armamentarium. ...Read more
Foot fungus: Fungus occurs commonly in humid, warm regions.. It may be athletes feet & toe nails, or jock itch or on the body, face and scalp. There are some fungus germs that attack people and some attack dogs and cats, and some both. Some people have a family tendency to get foot fungus. Some fungi, called yeast, can grow in the vagina and come from taking antibiotics or birth control pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: You could possibly get a fungal infection there, but a bacterial cause from a nasal vestibulitis is more common. Is it in the nostrils too? It could also be an allergic reaction to a topical medication, if you are using one. If it is in the nostrils too, topical Mupirocin or bactroban 2% ointment 2-3 times per day in the nostrils will help. I would see an ENT doctor or derm anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?
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
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more
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