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How do I distinguish between a bacterial or fungal toenail infection?

How do I distinguish between a bacterial or fungal toenail infection?

See Podiatrist: Who will evaluate it and possibly take a culture to determine what is causing "infection". ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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I have bacterial infection bv, what to do?

I have bacterial infection bv, what to do?

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

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Can I take a vaccination against bacterial infections?

Can I  take a vaccination against bacterial infections?

YesWhyNotIfYouNeedIt: Yes if you need it
At your age these may be
TDap,Pnemociccal and Meningicoccal
Discuss with your doctor if you need any one of these ...Read more

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Could i get night sweats from getting a bacterial infection ?

Could i get night sweats from getting a bacterial infection ?

Yes: Bacterial infections cause fevers which as they cycle can cause night sweats. There are other things that can, but yes, bacterial infections can too. If you have been diagnosed with one, and the night sweats came at about the same time, then the antibiotic should help. If not, make sure you follow up immediately. ...Read more

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I like tattoos, can I get a bacterial infection from getting a tattoo?

I like tattoos, can I get a bacterial infection from getting a tattoo?

Tattoos: Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection. ...Read more

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I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

Steroids: If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis. Treat any bacterial infetion early, to prevent complications. ...Read more

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I have asthma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have asthma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

No: Asthmatic patients are not at any higher risk to develop serious bacterial infection when compared with general population. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection.. And how long do they last.?

How do I get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection.. And how long do they last.?

Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

Possible: 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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What to do if I had a bacterial infection/ pneumonia and it turned my face skin a darker shade.?

What to do if I had a bacterial infection/ pneumonia and it turned my face skin a darker shade.?

Side effects of skin: I wonder if you may have experienced a side-effect of the medication you were given for the infection? Some medications like doxycycline are given for pneumonia, and can result in a skin rash- particularly of sun-exposed areas. I would try to review with the doctor that treated you. Infectious diseases specialists know alot about infections and their proper treatment, as well as side effects. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking doxycycle for a bacterial infection I have affect my absece tooth?

Expert opinion please: could taking doxycycle for a bacterial infection I have affect my absece tooth?

No help for tooth: Antibiotics cannot get inside the tooth, therefore they cannot get and stop that area of bacteria. Only an extraction or a root canal therapy can do that. However, the antibiotics help in reducing the spreading of the infection is the tissues around the tooth, face, neck, and the blood stream. ...Read more

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I put noes potion in my anus to preven a bacterial infection because I had anal sex and it bled is this ok to use?

I put noes potion in my anus to preven a bacterial infection because I had anal sex and it bled is this ok to use?

Rectal bleeding: I'm not sure what you mean by "noes potion", but anal sex can cause tearing of the lining of the tissues, making easy entry for bacteria and viruses, especially HIV. Bleeding from the rectum is not normal and needs evaluation. Best to see a health care provider for examination. ...Read more

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I have been getting repeated yeast and vaginitus (bacterial) infections a lot now for a couple years..... What is wrong?

?resistance: You could have a resistant infection that isnot beng treated fully with the antibioitcs rx'd, and then, the more you take the anti-bx, the more the yeast can thrive and you get another yeast infection. Finding the cause of the bacterial infection is important and assuring you take precautions not to get another is also, then get cultured, treated with the proper rx and as well a rx yeast med. ...Read more

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What would or could happen if I was to continue and ignore this yeast infection or bacterial infection? or whatever it is?

What would or could happen if I was to continue and ignore   this yeast infection or bacterial infection? or whatever it is?

Get worse: most likely it will get worse or cause other issues. Please see your local MD to have it evaluated and treated

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I get vaginal bacterial infections somewhat frequently through the years. Will ciprofloxacin 500 work and if so what dosage?

I get vaginal bacterial infections somewhat frequently through the years. Will ciprofloxacin 500 work and if so what dosage?

Probably not: Many vaginal bacterial infections are due to an anaerobic type bacteria that is normally present in the vagina. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not do a very good job killing that type bacteria. Flagyl (metronidazole) is the usual antibiotic. ...Read more

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I was going through pap results and noticed five years ago at the age of 40. It showed Endometrial cells along with a bacterial infection.

I was going through pap results and noticed five years ago at the age of 40. It showed Endometrial cells along with a bacterial infection.

Normal report: Endometrial cells are normal cells from the lining of the uterus and not an abnormal finding. Pap smears are not very accurate for diagnosing bacterial infections. If you have no symptoms at this time, this 5 year old report doesn't matter. Also, if it had been important, your doctor's office would have contacted you at that time. But if in doubt, ask your doctor next time you're in the office. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more