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Bacteria In The Mouth Of A Human
Lots! Gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, & more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy.Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Dont decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily,8/25/2014. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Mouth microbes: The gingival crypts -- areas that hold the teeth can be teeming with microorganisms. You'll recognize this ecological niche every time you floss- that's what we call a biofilm - a complex community of germs living together. It's a great environment to live in -- free food, heat, 'water', lots of space...That's why morning breath stinks -nothing 'thrown' at the bacteria all night so they propagate ...Read more
Reflux: Most commonly this is caused by acid reflux. You can try an over the counter antacid to see if your symptoms improve. Medications can also cause a metallic taste in your mouth, so if you have started any new medications lately I would discuss them with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Too much to write: in 400 characters or less. For a great list see: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P02019 ...Read more
What is a disease caused by a type of bacteria that grows in the body and produces a poison that affects the nervous system?
How could a made in canada version of malaria appear through DNA replication and the adaptability of microorganisms?
Is this a SCI FY: question. I don't understand what you are asking? Even if I did understand. there are so many people worried about actual diseases such as Ebola - I don't think I would want to get into the theoretical ?'s. ...Read more
That is: an impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host factors are critical in determining the vulnerability to infection, the answer would vary . ...Read more
Can't be Sterile: There is no way to sterilize your mouth. The mouth is filled with a large number and variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The best oral hygiene efforts can control germs and clean the teeth from day to day buildups of plaque. I personally use Colgate Total, which has an antibacterial agent in the toothpaste. Flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and professional cleanings are all important too. ...Read more
What is the ph level like outside of the human body? Does HIV usually died within seconds of leaving the body in trace amounts?
PH is irrelevant: It would help to know why you are concerned. HIV is never, ever caught by exposure to the virus in the environment. Asking if the virus survives in the environment -- regardless of pH, temperature, or anything else -- therefore is irrelevant, if your concern is possible exposure and infection. But to answer the question directly, HIV dies rapidly when blood or contaminated fluids dry out. ...Read more
Fever: Before streptococcus enters blood stream, there is usually some site in the body that is already infected and fever is a likely early symptom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
2 reasons: Three seperate causes in my opinion. The first is almost no use of birth control (ie condoms). The second is that virtually all males are uncircumscribed. Hiv virus has an affinity for langerhans cells in the foreskin epithelium in males. Thirdly....The unavailability of HIV meds..So its an epidemic without the availability of treatment. ...Read more
Vague Question: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show much sense. ...Read more
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