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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Close proximity: The two apertures are close to each other. Tight clothing and intercourse can colonize the area with bacteria. ...Read more

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What causes viral infections in the eyes?

What causes viral infections in the eyes?

Viruses: Many types of viruses are known to cause eye infections. Many are the same ones that cause colds. ...Read more

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What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more

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Can amox-clav treat bacterial infection in the penis?

Can amox-clav treat bacterial infection in the penis?

Yes: That is a very good antibiotic and can treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.. There could be an infection that may be better treated with a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection cause floating spots in the eyes?

No : Usually from floaters that are small fragments in the vitreous of the eye. ...Read more

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What causes Ecoli infection in the nose?

What causes Ecoli infection in the nose?

Not a usual issue: E coli is present in the feces and the organisms are present in tap water in small numbers. E coli does not usually cause infection in the nose. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Will  doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Eye infection: Yes. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Doxycycline is used for many different types of infections. In the eye it is often used to treat chlamydial infections and lyme's disease. ...Read more

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Could an eye infection cause dementia in the elderly?

Could an eye infection cause dementia in the elderly?

Unlikely: Eye infections are typically self contained and the majority will resolve on their own within 2 weeks. They will not cause dementia: however, dementia can predispose to eye infections secondary to poor blinking which fails to clear the tear film. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

1-3 days usually: This depends of course on the virus or bacteria but usually not longer than 7 days. Most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. ...Read more

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Which brings about bacterial infection in the ovary?

Which brings about bacterial infection in the ovary?

Doesn't exist: Bacteria can be in the vagina cervix and even uterus but the ovaries not. Sometimes you can get infections in the tubes ie. Salpingitis which usually makes you really sick and we call it pid (pelvi inflammatory disease) that is usually serious and requires hospitalization and its caused by an std chlamydia, gonorrhea and others. ...Read more

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Which the symptoms of yeast infection in a man?

Which the symptoms of yeast infection in a man?

Jock itch: The equivalent infection in the male is commonly called jock itch . It is characterized by itching and discomfort on the shaft of the penis and possibly in the hair area. ...Read more

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Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more

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Bacterial germs can penetrate the eyes, but viral infections in the eye are relatively rare. Why is this?

Bacterial germs can penetrate the eyes, but viral infections in the eye are relatively rare. Why is this?

Viral are common: Viral infections are actually common and are among the most typical type seen in young persons in dormitories, and armed forces barracks. ...Read more

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Can a stye cause redness in the corner of your eye and yellow discharge?

Can a stye cause redness in the corner of your eye and yellow discharge?

Yes,if it's draining: The plugged meibomian gland has like a buttery consistency when draining that could be light yellow if draining, which can cause inflammation all around it producing redness temporarily. Use the warm compresses to help it along and leave them on for at least 5-10 minutes with your eyes closed 4 times a day. Use lubricating drops of saline drops. See your eye doctor too! ...Read more

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Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and ciprodex: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) pills or IV in addition to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)dex ear drops is the preferred treatment in the us. ...Read more

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Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person.Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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Bacteria (Definition)

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