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Doctors, what are the chances of contracting an infection disease from a mosquito. Do all of them carry disease.?
Not all mosquitoes are carrying infections. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a linked to diseases such as Dengue Fever, Malaria, Yellow Fever, West Nile viruses & encephalitis. West Nile, encephalitis viruses & Dengue Fever (rare) can be found in the US.
If you are an area that it endemic for a particular disease - then your chances of contracting it are higher. ...Read more
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
GI: I am an ED doc so have experience in this question. Yes, it is possible to diagnose certain infections such infectious diarrhea. However, we are limited in certain cases such as Ulcerative Colitis or IBS. These are usually diagnosed by GI as a colonoscopy is often necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My wife has been diagnosed with Lyme disease and co-infection of black mold. How can I find a doctor that can fully treat these issues?
I had an MRI done of my brain & the doctor just said it said I had sinus disease. Is that just a sinus infection?
Maybe: "sinus disease" is likely a catchall phrase. It would normally include chronic sinusitis, allergic sinusitis, sinus polyps and certainly bacterial or viral infection. If you are not symptomatic (pain, fever, greenish discharge) and you have allergies, this is all likely due to the allergies. If you have problems related to your sinuses then you might want to visit an ENT speicalist. ...Read more
Ebv positive had lumbar puncture if EBV infection showed in the spinal fluid what is the outcome of this would it prove to my doc autoimmune disease?
Not necessarily: Ebv is very common, and many younger pts experience infectious mononucleosis, but very few go on to develop an autoimmune condition of any type. Assume the lumbar puncture was done to look at possible central nervous system disease, perhaps ms, and typically, most doctors would not order ebv titers in spinal fluid. Perhaps you need to schedule a conference with your doctor and get more info. ...Read more
Good morning doctors! Thank you for taking time out of your day to answer questions. Can Flagyl be used for u.T.I infections? Thank you.
Usually not: Flagyl would cover many bacteria found in vaginal infections and other conditions but not necessarily be a good choice for uti. After culture results are known, it may be found to be effective against the infecting organism, but it doesn't work well for several common bacteria which cause uti. It is not a common first-line agent. ...Read more
Is having yellowish sperm normal? I read many questions on this websites page some doctors says its normal while some says it could be an infection
Possible infection: A yellow discharge from the penis suggests infection. Best to get checked. ...Read more
The doctor has confirmed that it's a bacterial infection, but nothing is curing it. Could there be some larger disorder that this is a symptom of?
Please specify: You refer to a bacterial infection but don't specify what type. You will need to provide more information to obtain a meaningful answer. Take care. ...Read more
16 year old severe chronic stress had 7 infection this year. All viral, blood and urine normal. Is it immune defiency disorder? Doc said it's stress
Could a kidney problem like kidney diease cause yeast infections? My doctor knew I had one just by taking a urine sample
Anyone read my last question & tell me could that possibly be an ear infection! That's what my doctor told me when I went to get checked out?
Questions not linked: Your questions are not linked on the site. The statement above does not give enough information for us to comment. This is not a to & fro email setup. ...Read more
Quick question. I'm a Zumba instructor and teach Monday evenings. Ever since my class on Monday evening, its been difficult to swallow (fluids, and food). I talked to my dad (who is a doctor) on Tuesday but he said that its not an infection nor does there
Was incomplete but I have a question for YOU!
Are you NERVOUS teaching?? Some people are. It's a bit like stage fright! (And by the way the best teachers probably have a bit of that feeling" It may make EATING difficult!
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I'm not a carrier for mrsa however I've had 4 mrsa infections. 3 in my right breast and one in my left armpit, doc mentioned rare disorder?
Just diagnosed with inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?
Otitis media?: Part 1: inflammation and fluid collecting behind the ear drum (this is actually is the "middle ear" area) is "otitis media". This usually happens when one has a cold or respiratory infection (many times caused by viruses) where the eustacian tube, the opening that allows for fluid to drain from the middle ear into the throat, is closed up (or else an infection travel into the middle ear). ...Read more
I have had a sinus infection for the past three months doctor had me do a CT sinus question can it detect cancer or would an MRI need to be done?
CT is usually fine: For detecting any sinus pathology.Get a more detailed answer ›
My question is about my ear 8 days ago I was seen by my family doctor for ear trouble. She said " ear infection" remedy z-pack. Well the parscription has been taken and I still have pain in behind my jaw. Also have been out to california (driving truck)
Sometimes: Sometimes the inflammation from an ear infection can last well beyond the actual infection. You can still have pain, fullness, popping, poor hearing... There should be an overall improvement over the next few weeks. If it does not get better, you may want to see an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
If a doctor was testing for any and all autoimmune diseases, would they happen to discover HIV infection if it were present?
My doctor prescribed me gemlow 320mg for a week to cure my prostate infection and penile discharge. Will it be effective and cure the disease in 7days?
Here are some. ..: I couldn't find out what is gemlow. As I have known, no antibiotics can cure prostate infection, usually by bacteria, and penile discharge, usually by STD-related urethritis - gonorrhea or chlamydia. So, please let's know what is the generic name or ingredients of gemlow. ...Read more
How can inflammatory bowel disease cause appendicitis? My friend had appendicitis and his doctor said it was probably because of his ibd. If appendicitis is an infection, how can ibd cause it?
Almost 2 months ago I've had surgery for pelvic inflammatory disease from a infection and got my right ovary and tube removed, and my doctor told me?
I am unable to guess what the DR told you.
Please direct your question to a subject. ...Read more
Does this happen a lot after lap. Surgeries? #nqlu I kept going back to the doctor's office after the lap. Gallbladder removal surgery with hives, cough, diahrea, mild infections (sinus, skin), and feeling fogged in. I even went to an infectious disease doct
Strongyloides: You need to see an infectious diseases expert and be fully evaluated. Some of these symptoms may be related to reactions to medications you may have received in conjunction with the surgery. Many may be related to strongyloidiasis, an uncommon but easily diagnosed and treated illness which can affect the gallbladder and be spread to elsewhere from there. Go back and talk to that id doctor. ...Read more
Can drinking lots of fluids prevent kidney disease after strep throat infection, but treated early with antibiotic, though. Thanks doctor.!?
Autoinmmune disease: Acute glomerular nephritis (agn) is the consequence of an autoimmune reaction against the kidney triggered by antibodies to streptococcus pyogenes, the infecting agent of "strep throat." pushing fluids will help your body recover more easily from the acute infection, but will not prevent the agn. Using proper antibiotics for an appropriate period of time will prevent most cases of agn. ...Read more
Green discharge when using Monistat 7 for yeast infection. 70 years old. Search for a question, topic or doctor?
From where?: A bit of an open ended question. How do you know you have an infection, and is it viral or bacterial? You'll need a doctor to diagnose and tell you that. Antibiotics usually will resolve a bacterial infection, but which antibiotic to take for your particular problem is up to your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: Without knowing what specific infections you are referring to and whether attempts to manage or eliminate them have been appropriate my answer may be vague. You should ask if you may have an immune defect, are being consistently reexposed to some organism, have an anatomic abnormality that predisposes you to infection, or whether the infection is of a type that is curable. ...Read more
Worms: Works against intestinal nematodes - roundworm, hookworm and pinworm are most common indications. ...Read more
Travel med clinics: Yes, travel medicine clinics are usually staffed by infectious disease specialists, or they may be staffed by a family doc or internist who has a special interest in travel medicine, has done extra training in this area, and has full up-to-date access to all of the latest health information everywhere around the world. ...Read more
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