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Bacterial Infection Of The Middle Ear Is Called
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
Not now: If you have an acute infection, you should not donate blood until the infection is completely resolved. Here is a link to blood donation eligibility from the red cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic There are other reasons why you would be ineligible, talk with the blood donation staff about all restrictions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bacterial infection/common cold? How do you know? I go to the dr's tomorrow for my cold and ears. Been sick for week now. No fever at all thru cold
Pain/drainage: I think the most consistent symptom of an ear infection is pain. Depending which part of the ear is infected it can also affect your balance. Drainage of fluid may also be present if it is an outer ear infection. If your ear hurts or your balance has changed seek medical attention. ...Read more
Does infection spread through the bloodstream, such as a bacterial infection on ankle can spread to an ear infection?
Bacteremia: Infections can spread through the blood stream - when you hear the word "Sepsis" that implies a bacteria is in the blood stream and causing havoc on the body. Could an infection that started in the ankle get into the blood stream? Sure. Once it's in the blood stream could it seed other sites? Sure. If you didn't have high fever and signs of blood infection then I doubt your ear infection is relate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you heal 2-3 mm hole in ear membrane (cotton stick usage) after 10 days unsuccessful Otipax low dose drop treatment; no bacterial infection?
Group A strep: Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group a streptococci, the same bacteria that causes "strep throat". In scarlet fever, the strep bacteria releases a toxin that gives you the generalized sandpaper- like rash. Most patients will also have a sore throat, fever, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The treatment for scarlet fever is the same as strep throat-antibiotics such as penicillin. ...Read more
Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever , chills.If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more
I just had my pap smear and the result says that I have bacterial infection called coccobacilli. What treatment should I use?
Treatment: It is not in healthtap's tradition to give specific treatment advice. Why isn't the person who did the pap treating you? The doctor will be able to easily explain why or why not they are or are not treating you. ...Read more
What to do if I have head on the lump. and it's not very visible, but you can feel it. is it some sort of bacterial infection?
Can't say: A lump could have a number of causes. Without visualization it would be hard to tell. ...Read more
White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?
Skin cancer?: When a skin lesion fails to heal and not associated with burning or itching, one should get checked for skin cancer. The fact that it was infected 6 months ago might be due to scratching thereby introducing bacteria into the lesion. It is only prudent to see a dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. ...Read more
CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June. ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?
Head ache: "Mastoiditis" is over read on MRI by radiologist. If CT is ok with no bone erosion or complete Opacification then easily treated with meds. It may be unrelated to your HA. If you have no nasal or sinus congestion or middle ear fluid then you don't have clinically significant mastoiditis. you've been on abc and antihistamine already. You will at least get a good head $ neck exam from ENT. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. ...Read more
Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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