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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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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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Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

See a hand surgeon: And an infectious diseases specialist. This can be a very serious issue and may require opinions and input from both specialties. Do not delay with this and hope things turn out well quickly. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

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

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What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non smoker?

What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non smoker?

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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Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18,2014..!!

Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18,2014..!!

YES: A bacterial infection can cause abnormalities with PAP. You should follow up with this as I'm sure your DR. suggested. ...Read more

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Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

No: If any infection it would fungal, to avoid that either with a spacer or without, drink water or gargle after adminstring the medicine, the difference between aerospan ( flunisolide); an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) (mometasone/formetrol) is that the latter is a combo medicine, containing an ICS and LABA ( Long Acting Beta Agonist)1; ...Read more

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I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...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


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