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Are you healthy?: The presence of a particular microbe on culture does not necessarily indicate a clinical infection. Deciding what it means requires your physician to make a clinical correlation with your history, physical exam, and imaging studies. It may be a serious infection, or it may simply be a contaminant; these microbes are usually not commensals. ...Read more
Heard of burkholderia cepacia on the lips/labia of vagina? A slight bulge grows, where our gynae drained with clear sticky fluids coming out. Worried.
Environmental orgnsm: Burkholderia cepacia is a group of bacteria species that are common in the environment and usually do not cause disease. They are found on skin of normal people. B. Cepacia is more dangerous in those who have cystic fibrosis (causes lung infections) or who are elderly and infirm. For all infections on the labia, local treatment/warm compresses and drainage of infected areas are usually effective. ...Read more
No it is not: No it does not cause and is not associated with handfoot&mouth disease. ...Read more
B. Cepacia and CF: If you become colonized with B. cepacia,you will need to be more diligent than ever with the treatments you are already doing: Airway clearance, Bronchodilators, Mucolytics, and Nutrition.If the colonization turns into an infection,things get a bit trickier. B. cepacia is highly resistant to most antibiotics. So once you become infected it is hard to get rid of. ...Read more
Could B. Cepacia cause issues in the GI tract of a child with a chronic health condition incl. low immune finction?
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more