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Bacteria infection in finger and arm?

Bacteria infection in finger and arm?

See a doctor: Infections can spread and cause serious complications if not properly treated. A doctor has to physically see this infection you are talking about in order to help you. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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


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Can HIV urine seep through microscopic pores in the palm of the hand and cause infection?

Can HIV urine seep through microscopic pores in the palm of the hand and cause infection?

HIGHLY unlikely.: It is highly unlikely that someone would acquire an HIV infection from urine via intact skin. If the urine contained visible blood and the skin had an open wound, then there might be a small but real chance of infection. If the urine was not bloody and the skin did not have an open wound, then the chances of infection are immeasurably small. ...Read more

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Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Does hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol kill bacteria in a wound?

Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read more

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Does microbes such as HIV seep through microscopic breaks in the palm and reach the bloodstream causing infection from the hands?

Does microbes such as HIV seep through microscopic breaks in the palm and reach the bloodstream causing infection from the hands?

No, not really: I think that you are thinking about this too much. Breaks in the skin are generally not enough to allow something in without letting something out. If you are not bleeding, you are probably not letting anything in.There are far more contagious things out there ten HIV so do not loose sleep from unfounded fear.Your body has a great defense around this type of infection. Trust it. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...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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Flu prevention with hand sanitizers . . . Is there a problem with all the chemicals ending up in our lakes and streams?

Flu prevention with hand sanitizers . . . Is there a problem with all the chemicals ending up in our lakes and streams?

Biodegradable stuff: This sanitizer material is a natural product of fermentation with a few insignificant additives. It will evaporate and or break down with out significant effect on the environment. ...Read more

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Is sepsis a bacteria found in the bloodstream?

Is sepsis a bacteria found in the bloodstream?

No. : Sepsis is the body's response to an infection no matter where it is. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Hand foot and mouth : Spots mostly occur in and around mouth . In many cases, spots also develop on the skin. This is typically a day or so after the mouth ulcers develop. The spots are small lumps that are a few millimetres in diameter and usually appear on the hands and feet. Spots sometimes also appear on the buttocks, legs and genitals. They rarely develop on other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Can hand foot mouth spread to the entire body?

Can hand foot mouth spread to the entire body?

Unlikely: I've seen the hfm spots cover the forearms to fingers & knees down + buttocks & a few around the mouth. I have not seen it on the rest of the body.One needs to consider chickenpox & other viruses if it is covering most of the body. ...Read more

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How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do. ...Read more

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Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

See a hand surgeon: And an infectious diseases specialist. This can be a very serious issue and may require opinions and input from both specialties. Do not delay with this and hope things turn out well quickly. ...Read more

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Can the bacteria from pneumonia travel into other spots in your body?

Can the bacteria from pneumonia travel into other spots in your body?

Yes: Yes, it can. We sometimes, but rarely find it in the blood in blood cultures. That said, although it may go throughout the body, most do not affect the rest of the body. As one of my instructors used to say "bacteria usually go to one type of school", meaning that they tend to be specific to certain types of body tissues. Also, antibiotics go through the blood to the entire body so this covers. ...Read more