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Can A Bacterial Infection In The Spine Cause Numbness In The Fingers
Interesting q: Gangrenous areas typically have no blood supply, the conduit for an immune response. ...Read more
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
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
Neither : Having a finger inserted into your vagina will not cause either of these things. ...Read more
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
Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18,2014.!!
A bacterial infection can cause abnormalities with PAP.
You should follow up with this as I'm sure your DR. suggested. ...Read more
If you were sented tampons can that affect your pH balance and cause bacterial infections to come back?
Scented tampons: Yes, the scented tampoons may cause bacterial infection. ...Read more
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?
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
So i recently got tested for bacterial infections and STDs and everything came back negative. I still have a different smell and itch sometimes. Why?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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