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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My boyfriend gave me a bacterial infection and clymidia I took my medicine for the clymidia 2days before I gave him oral sex can I have it in my mouth?

My boyfriend gave me a bacterial infection and clymidia I took my medicine for the clymidia 2days before I gave him oral sex can I have it in my mouth?

Possibly, but:: If your boyfriend was recently treated for STD it's unlikely
that you would have been exposed to it. Even if you were exposed to it orally it's unlikely that you would develop symptomatic oral chlamydial pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat from viral or bacterial infection), because this is rare. It is not recommended to do routine oral chlamydia testing on patients who perform oral sex. Read more

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How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do. Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis, Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis, Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist, ENT) if needed. Take good care. 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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How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

Antibiotics: A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics. The sooner treatment is started, the better. Consult with your dentist or doctor Read more

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

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

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

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I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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 of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia). Read more

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Is there any way for me to figure out if I likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

Is there any way for me to figure out if I likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

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

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If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

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

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What if im not sexualy active and I have a vaginal bacterial infection what reason could it be for it?

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

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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

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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 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?

Eczema bacterial: There are many causes of eczema. Many. Bacterial infections are not a common cause, although one can become colonized with bacteria or infected. Read more

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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?

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. Your bleeding may or may not be related to your infection. Send mote information. Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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