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Why isn't there an immune response to gangrene if it causes bacterial infections in fingers?

Why isn't there an immune response to gangrene if it causes bacterial infections in fingers?

Interesting q: Gangrenous areas typically have no blood supply, the conduit for an immune response. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 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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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 a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Back pain: Yes an infection can cause back pain. You can get an infection in the bone or disc. Can an evaluation by a spine specialist and a mri. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Happens anyway: It is not rare for someone to need more than one course of accutane before this problem is gone for good. Although some look at acne as a transitional problem of the teen years some are fighting it into their late 30s.If it happens you deal with it. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back-to-back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back-to-back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge : Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also, typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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What type of bacterial infection will cause blisters in the back of your throat?

What type of bacterial infection will cause blisters in the back of your throat?

Various infections: Strep throat infections sometimes causes blisters in the throat, although most strep throat patients will not have blisters. Causes of throat blisters or throat ulcers are more likely viral, such as coxsackie virus (causes hand foot mouth disease) or herpes virus (causes herpetic stomatitis). ...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. The 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 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 am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (had a bacterial infection but it cleared up with medication so is it back again? What to do!!!

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (had a bacterial infection but it cleared up with medication so is it back again? What to do!!!

Repeat therapy: Most probably another infection. The original infection may have been eradicated and you have acquired a new infection or the original infection was not eradicated and must be retreated. ...Read more

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Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

No idea: This white count is not really elevated. The elevated segs suggest a bacterial infection. Have the doctor give you more information. Cannot tell what is the infection from your hx. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question.

A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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Light pink thick mucous discharge with odor every month at the end of cycle. I have been tested for bacterial infections and stis all came back negati?

Light pink thick mucous discharge with odor every month at the end of cycle. I have been tested for bacterial infections and stis all came back negati?

Vaginal discharge: Did the tests include bacterial vaginosis, mycoplasma, ureoplasma, — usually tests are for gonorrhea, chalmydia. For bacterial vaginosis need flagyl 500 2 x/day x 7 no alcohol for mycoplasma, ureoplasma need zithromax 500 day 1 then 250 for 4 days it may also just be a variant due to hormones. Since it resolves spontaneously, odor can be blood f/u with doc/urgent care ...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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Was being treated for bv. Had sex while bring treated... And symptoms came back minus foul odor... Could i still have a vaginal bacterial infection?

Yes: Etiology of BV is multifactoral with some strains being resistent to traditional therapy. May one to consider a special test, one swab that will screen for the pathogen and provide information about appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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If I had a bacterial infection could it cause pimples? On various parts of the body?

If I had a bacterial infection could it cause pimples?  On various parts of the body?

No: Systemic bacterial infections are uncommon to begin with, and I'd be suspicious if a phyiscian (especially an independent thinker) told me I had one. If you have several boils, a physician's office visit is in order, and since you are concerned and know your own body, even if your phyiscian finds it is common acne, it's worth the visit. ...Read more

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What can be some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

What can be some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

Poor diet: The fuel that you take in is as important for you as it is for your car. Would you risk poor fuel for your car? Stick to "god made" food and leave the "junk" alone. Your immune system requires energy and that comes from oxidation-----the equivalent of burning gas in a car cylinder. Wrong gas, poor engine performance. Empty calories make you sick. ...Read more

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What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

What is underlying cause of vaginal bacterial infection?

It varies: Changes in vaginal ph (acid/base balance) can lead to bacterial vaginal infection. The ph of the vagina is normally 4 and the ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 which can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Using vaginal douches can also alter vaginal ph by removing lactabacilli, the organisms that fight off vaginal bacterial infection. The ph of semen is 8 which can also alter vaginal ph. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Can bacterial infections cause cancer?

Not directly: Several pathogenic bacteria known to establish persistent infections, can promote or initiate abnormal cell growth by evading the immune system and creating an environment that can result in cancer (chronic inflammation and production of carcinogenic bacterial metabolites). Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that causes ulcers. If left untreated, this can lead to stomach cancer. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Yes but likely viral: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Patients with identifiable causes usually have viral infections. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can cause encephalitis. ...Read more

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Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Could bacterial infections cause missing periods?

Significant illness : To include bacterial infections could cause a delay or cause you to miss a period. ...Read more

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Can too much probiotics cause a bacterial infection?

Can too much probiotics cause a bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: This is rather unlikely. Do not know what "too much" means, but probiotics usually contain lactobacillus and bifidobacteria but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. There have been reports of sepsis with some of these organisms in patients with profoundly impaired immune function, but this will seldom or ever affect a normal individual. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infections cause ulcers?

Yes: A bacterium called helicobacter pylori is the most common cause of ulcers. The bacteria can be treated by antibiotics. It can be detected on endoscopy or stool or breath tests. Ulcers can also be caused by too much Aspirin or antinflammatory medications. ...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