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Bacterial Infection Groin
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
Bacterial infection on pelvic and groin. Perscribed keflex. Is slight skin flake normal? Heavy soreness is that usual? How long does it take to heal?
Had bacterial groin infection five week treated with antibiotic creams. Stopped for a day and it's back what can I do?
I'm having itching on my groin/lower thigh area and dead cells accumulates over there. Bacterial infection or?
Rash: Without seeing this it is impossible to speculate. See your family doctor or a dermatologist and get this diagnosed and treated professionally. Be good and get better. ...Read more
Can shingles on the leg be confused with a bacterial infection on the leg following the lymphaic system to the groin area?
Shingles can become: Secondarily infected at any location where it erupts. The breakdown of the skin surface will allow penetration of surface germs & staph or strep are common co-infections. Shingles is generally a clinical diagnosis based on location & specific distribution along with emerging with no known triggering event. Localized poison ivy could mimic shingles & also become infected. ...Read more
If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell?
Having severe groin pains ranging from lower belly down to tailbone.
Frequent urge urination and usually doesn't empty. No bacterial infection?
Possibly: Possible causes of flank pain, groin pain, lower abdominal pain, increased urinary urgency, increased frequency, radiation to the posterior lumbosacral region a common cause by conditions such as kidney stones, bladder infections, urinary tract infection, epididymitis, and prostatitis. To find the exact etiology causing your symptoms, consultation and examination by your physician is recommended. ...Read more
Bacteria Vaginosis: The diagnosis is made by taking a vaginal swab for a wet mount. If clue cells are seen under a microscope it is definitive for BV usually caused by the bacteria gardnerella vaginalis, which can be treated with metronidazole. You will need a prescription which can be obtained by your family doctor. ...Read more
Hard to answer: What type of infection?Get a more detailed answer ›
See your Gyn: Needs adequate treatment, vulvar/perineal precautions.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is possible: Leukemia itself may reduce your white blood cells that fight infection (granulocytes) but many of the treatments we use to destroy these leukemia cells also reduce your normal granulocytes. This can increase your chance of infection and spread to the blood stream (sepsis). Antibiotics offer some protection from this happening. ...Read more
Hi, Thank you for your question.
A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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It is possible: Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells — which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia). ...Read more
Unfortunately No: For many infections either by bacteria or by viruses, one can take blood, or body fluid (such as sputum, urine) or tissue (such as a biopsy), and culture them in the lab, or use a test to show us any evidence of a particular bacterium or virus. But all these tests are done in a lab. You cannot usually tell if a given infection is caused by which, though a viral infection is usually self-limiting. ...Read more
Not at all: People don't become "resistant " to antibiotics, germs do. Sometimes they won't work because you have a resistant strain of germs or the illness was viral & never needed or would respond to antibiotics. Since you can't become resistant, you certainly can't pass that on. Your goal in life is to make sure you only use them when needed. ...Read more
What if im not sexualy active and i have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it?
Infection: Of the vagina with bacteria can occur without sexual activity due to changes in diet or careless hygiene. Keep yourself clean, after toileting wipe yourself front to back and consider adding a probiotic like yogurt, sauerkraut or kimchee to your diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I've been sick 6 times this year with different viral/bacterial infections. Should i be worried about leukemia?
Boost Immune system: Frequent illness doesn't necessarily point to cancer. It looks like you have been on a lot of antibiotics and although these help fight serious bacterial infections, if used too often they can lower your immune system. Antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria. When this happens in the gut the bad take over and the good cannot protect you. Then you get sick again. Probiotics, diet, etc. Can help. ...Read more
I am 23 and I believe I am getting eczema for the first time it is showing up in light patches. Is it due to a bacterial infection?
I was given some medicine for a bacterial infection I have and i when to the restroom and when I wiped my self I had discharge n blood?
More info needed: We need to know what and where you have the infection. You're bleeding may or may not be related to your infection. Send mote information. ...Read more
How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?
Bacterial infection: You should get examined by a doctor who can order a culture and sensitivity if indicated after which the appropriate anti-biotic could be prescribed. It's also possible that a diagnosis could be made by exam alone and antibiotic then prescribed depending on the type of infection you have. ...Read more
What can I do to keep from getting regular yeast and bacterial infections? I have done everything, could i just have a messed up pH balance?
Bacterial infection I was diagnosed thurs and given amoxicillin to take for 10 days I'm on day 4 and still feel same how much longer to feel better?
Bacterial infection: That depends upon whether the diagnosis was correct (you didn't provide any details), what the organism causing infection was, whether it is sensitive to amoxicillin, what symptoms are you expecting to change, and so on. Need far more info to respond accurately. If sinusitis you may need saline neti-pot irrigation and decongestant (pseudoephedrine), and if not better a visit to an ENT doctor. Best. ...Read more
Don't know where on: Your body the infection is. However, if you have an infection that is not improving or is getting worse — seek medical help. ...Read more