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Bacterial Infection Of The Middle Ear Is Called
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Middle ear infections are nothing to play with so please see your doc.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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 more
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
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 more
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
Dizzy spells and elevated blood pressure with occasionally a rush of blood to my head kind off feeling, no headaches, no sinus issues, no numbness or nausea. Treatment with Rocephin about 3 weeks ago for a bacterial infection.
BP control: Get your BP controlled. Your symptoms are not necessarily related to infection and what type of infection were you treated for? ...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 more
It depends on which.: Symptoms depend not only on which bacterial infection it is, but also on where it is and on the age and immune function of the patient. ...Read more
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 more
Very rare: If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloodstream. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection that I need to look for? And if have a viral what's its symptoms?
It depends: It depends mostly on the site if infection. Ifkr respiratory infections symptoms like fever, sore throat and cough etc are common to both, whereas most runny nose and nasal congestion points to viral than bacterial. If symptoms don't go away in 7-10 days, it generally suggests a bacterial superinfection, for which antibiotics can be prescribed. ...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 bacteria 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
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
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
Bacteria!: By definition, bacteria cause bacterial lung infection. Bacteria respond to antibiotics while viruses do not. Viruses are more common than bacteria & cause typical cold which won't respond to antibiotics. Average cough illness lasts 18 days so be patient. Best way to avoid upper respiratory infections (uris) is to wash hands & avoid being sneezed/coughed upon. And don't smoke (which you aren't). ...Read more
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