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Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.

Need referral for gyno or infectious disease dr in los angeles area who can cure complicated bacterial infection of vagina/vulva. Suffering 3 months.

As above : I am sorry about u suffering , i hope some physicians from california will read u message and provide u with what u want? if not ask u insurance company. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for?

As below: Id specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids specifically they look for tell tale signs of infections, also suggest infection control measures. ...Read more

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Will an infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

Will an  infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

If indicated, yes-: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! if indicated, yes- for example: 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted. ...Read more

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What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

What are the differences between medical microbiologists, infectious disease specialists, immunologists, and rheumatologists?

The medical team: The great thing about Medicine, is there are many interesting areas to focus on. Just like a team sport with a quarter back, running backs, receivers etc - within Medicine there are interesting roles that you can explore if you find particular interest in a certain area. I know docs who only work on HIV for example. I'm an ID doc and I think I have the best job in the world! Follow your interests. ...Read more

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How do you become an infectious disease specialists?

How do you  become an infectious disease specialists?

Alot of studying: You graduate medical school then do 3 years of internal medicine residency then you have to pass the abim internal medicine certification exam then you do 2 years of infectiious disease fellowship then you have to pass the abim infectious disease board examination to be a board certified infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist?http://www.idsociety.org/id_specialist/. ...Read more

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Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

Are internal medicine specialists the same thing as infectious disease specialists?

No: Id specialists are trained in various infections, usage of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, sepsis etc. Including hiv, aids. ...Read more

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What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

What types of symptoms do infectious disease specialists look for to detect hiv?

Context & symptoms: If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! in situations where there 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted. ...Read more

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What do infectious disease specialists do exactly ?

What do infectious disease specialists do exactly ?

Studies infections..: This little space does not justice to the most interesting specialty in medicine today. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist?http://www.idsociety.org/id_specialist/. ...Read more

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Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Infectious disease: They may not know every tropical disease that occurs in the world but they are better informed than most of the other doctors. They can look up references and help you. ...Read more

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Can infectious disease specialists do the travel shots for going to africa?

Can infectious disease specialists do the travel shots for going to africa?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm.Org or astmh.Org. ...Read more

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Infectious disease specialists. Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Infectious disease specialists.  Would they be the doctors to get travel shots from?

Travel medicine docs: Travel medicine specialists give travel shots and give medication to protect against malaria and altitude illness. Many infectious disease doctors are trained in travel medicine, as are many other doctors. You can find a travel medicine specialist at istm.Org or astmh.Org. ...Read more

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How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

How can I become an infectious diseases specialist?

ID fellowship: Here's how you do it in the us: go to medical school. Then do a residency in internal medicine. After that, do a fellowship in infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Now we have proper treatment for all those cold virus or bacterial infectious diseases but what did people in the stone age or medieval era do?

Now we have proper treatment for all those cold virus or bacterial infectious diseases but what did people in the stone age or medieval era do?

We still don't have: A "cure" for the "common cold". Be aware that people in both those time frames had a much shorter life span. So, i suspect that many succumbed to infections that can now be treated. Medieval times began in 476. At that time asian's had traditional chinese medicine ; acupuncture which are still in use today. During medievil times herbs were used medicinally (as they still are in europe). ...Read more

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What is digestive tract ulcers (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases that many GI specialists not undiagnosed after all tests?

What is digestive tract ulcers  (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases
that many GI specialists not  undiagnosed  after all tests?

Keep at it.: If multiple GI specialists are stumped after having the results of endoscopies and pathology reports it is not likely that guessing over the internet is going to solve this problem. ...Read more

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Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Hi there, are you an infectious disease specialist? If so I have a few questions about my frequent Saph and MRSA infections and what the best long term treatment plan would be.. I have been seeing dr after dr who doesn't really understand the disease... I

Fundamentally: it is going to be the break in the barrier, or other predisposition to infection that needs to be addressed. People tend to keep their same germs. It is not easy to get rid of MRSA that is sitting on the skin. It is much more important to deal with the reason why someone is getting infections. ...Read more

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Which type of specialist doctor will be able to assist my CF and fybromyalgia due to multiple chronic bacterial infections?

Which type of specialist doctor will be able to assist my CF and fybromyalgia due to multiple chronic bacterial infections?

CF?: Does CF stand for cystic fibrosis or chronic fatigue? If it is cystic fibrosis then I would hope you have a pulmonologist who follows you regularly. If you are getting recurrent bacterial infections that are not responding to treatment then I would seek a consult with an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Are bacterial infections harmful and are they contagious?

Are bacterial infections harmful and are they contagious?

Yes/yes: We often have bacteria in/on our bodies in harmony.The process is labeled colonization and can be useful. You clot your blood with the help of gut bacteria's effect on vitamins. We usually reserve the term infection to note a harmful process. Bacteria are acquired from the environment, whether that be from persons,animals or objects where they live.The degree of contagiousness varies. ...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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more