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Brain Eating Bacteria
I left my sealed distilled water by my toilet overnight then used it in my Neti pot. Should I be concerned of brain eating bacteria or anything else?
Can I get brain eating bacteria from smelling my wet hands? After rinsing it in tap water? I know they sometimes live in tap water and that you should avoid smelling the water.
Brain eating bacteri: No. Worry about something more likely to happen. ...Read more
Can I get brain eating bacteria from smelling a shirt that was soaked in tap water? I know there’s a chance that it can live in tap water. Nothing got up my nose but I did see online you’re suppose to avoid smelling water
Naegleria fowleri: The scenario you described is safe. Don't worry ...Read more
I used my sleeve to wipe off rain water from a stairs rail. Stupidity I wiped my nose with the sleeve. Can I get brain eating bacteria? The rail was outside
Naegleria fowleri: The chances for Naegleria fowleri infection are about zero with this scenario. ...Read more
I was cleaning chicken and I smelled my hand. Is it possible I can get brain eating bacteria from doing that? I know it can live in tap water. I only smelled my wet hand no water went up my nose.
It is highly: Unlikely that you will have any problems at all from smelling your hand while cleaning a chicken. Make sure to wash your hands, the sink and surrounding counter with soap after you are done. ...Read more
What can treat a severe infection that has spread to the brain, flesh eating bacteria, please help. She is still breathing on her own.?
More information: Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating disease) can be caused by a variety of bacteria, alone or sometimes in combination). I have not seen a case where infection has spread to the brain as meningitis or, more likely, an abscess, but it could occur. With aggressive therapy, she has a reasonable chance for recovery. I hope things turn out ok. ...Read more
I'm skeptical: I saw the yogurt / brain scan study too. The area's hard to study but this one just might have something to it. We know that the germs in the large bowel make substances that can act as neurotransmitters. We're going to need to replicate the work currently in the news -- extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and these studies are prone to all kinds of artifacts. ...Read more
Technically yes: Although extremely rare, most any infection can spread to other organs via your bloodstream. If you have unfinished dental treatment, then finish it. Chances are you will not have an infection spread to your brain, but that you will loose the tooth if you do not complete your care. ...Read more
I got some drops of wtr into my nose that were drippng from my dog mouth when she tried to kiss me after drink wtr. Can my brain get bacteria from tha?
Bacteria: Unlikely, your protective mechanisms will look after you. ...Read more
My breast shot milk straight up my babies nose when she pulled away during feeding. Could this introduce bacteria into her brain or harm her in anyway?
Bacterial meningitis: Meningitis can cause damage to the brain by causing an increase in intracranial pressure (compresses the brain) or by other factors. In severe cases or if untreated in a timely fashion, it can result is a number of complications. When the complications are irreversible and the resultant impairment significant, it is considered serious. In severe cases paralysis or death can ensue. ...Read more
Infant plasticity: While an adult with an identical injury may be stuck when injured nerves cannot heal, an infant has better healing powers & may be able to rewire past injured areas. Since their system had not completed adult wiring at the time of injury their "plasticity" makes better healing possible. I have seen some remarkable improvements in kids over the years when many held little hope. Improvement is possible. ...Read more
Hw long brain swelling aftr japanese encephalitis takes to cure & whn cn v expect maximum recovery? Viral encephalitis is less serious thn bacterial?
Will an MRI scan show up any form of cancer, bacterial or viral infection? Mri - brain, spine & pelvis. Had pnuemonia. Can't find infection. Autoimmu?
That it should: Be properly diagnosed and treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
My gf told me she has bacterial meningitis. In result she says she has learning disabilities and has a mind of a kid in a teen body. I want to know more?
Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy
Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother. Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more
Do hav some after effects of bacterial meningitis. Like little retardation, does smokin weed affects my mind? Smoked once 5 months ago, got panic attack.
Although possible: Naegleria fowleri infection is VERY rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
PAM: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri usually leads to death within 5 days of symptom onset. ...Read more
Relating to the brain eating ameoba; is it ok if I boil the water in the morning and use it throughout the day? Keeping it in a bootle?
Agree w Dr. Liang:
N. fowleri infection causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis which destroys brain tissue. Sx's usually begin within 2 to 15 days of exposure & may include sudden fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea / vomiting, light sensitivity, feeling tired, confusion, loss of balance, hallucinations, seizures & death.
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Naegleria fowleri: Is famous for rare cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis. ...Read more