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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Had strep throat, ear infection, little hearing , flu and now have infected eye. On clarac. What's going on? Feel like all body is infected now..

Had strep throat, ear infection, little hearing , flu and now have infected eye.  On clarac.  What's going on?  Feel like all body is infected now..

Infection: If you have confirmed strep infection, i would attribute all the symptoms you're having to it. If the medication you're on is not helping within 72 hours since the onset, you will need to talk to the treating physician about that. ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection be on just one side of the head? Is it 'normal' to smell a weird smell & have nose bleeds down throat? What about ear/eye pain?

Can a sinus infection be on just one side of the head? Is it 'normal' to smell a weird smell & have nose bleeds down throat? What about ear/eye pain?

See ENT ASAP: Yes, sinus infections may be unilateral. Your symptoms are not normal. See an ENT specialist soon. This is not likely to improve without treatment, and may get worse. ...Read more

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My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?

My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?

Needs check: a negative quick strep does not rule out strep some times a virus like infectious mono can be the culprit your child may need some bloodwork to R/O Kawasackie desease ...Read more

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Can ringing in your ear or middle ear infection cause your throat and jaw line to hurt without having any painor discomfort in your ears?

Can ringing in your ear or middle ear infection cause your throat and jaw line to hurt without having any painor discomfort in your ears?

Sometimes: Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be one of many symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Other symptoms can include jaw pain, jaw joint popping when opening, headaches in the temple or back of the neck area, tenderness around the TMJ and ear area. A highly trained dentist in this area can help determine if all are related. If not, a ENT physician would be the one to see. ...Read more

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4 days ago handled sickbird w/eye infect. wore gloves, washed. now have flu sym. ear sinus throat, low grade fvr. coincidence? BTW cat ate bird

4 days ago handled sickbird w/eye infect. wore gloves, washed. now have flu sym. ear sinus throat, low grade fvr. coincidence? BTW cat ate bird

Most Likely Not: If you wore gloves and washed your hands after touching bird, this is probably just a coincidence. However, if this does not seem to be resolving in a "normal fashion", lasting much longer than a viral infection, I would get it checked. Cat is OK. Disgusting, but OK! :-) ...Read more

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Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin) , now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts , head hurts , dizzy ! should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection 2 days ago on levaquin (levofloxacin) , now my eyes are blood shot, hurting, throat hurts , head hurts , dizzy ! should I go back to dr or is this ok?

Sinus infection.: This is not ok. You should definitely go back to see your doctor and should make contact as soon as possible. As soon as you are well you should find a way to stop smoking as this will cause you increasing problems and disease. ...Read more

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Throat infection? Hurts when i drink water. Pain+ discomfort on left side of throat and ear. Headache in mornings n behind eyes. Any natural remedies?

Throat infection? Hurts when i drink water. Pain+ discomfort on left side of throat and ear. Headache in mornings n behind eyes. Any natural remedies?

Throat inf. nat rx: Ionic silver solution, olive leaf extract, dilute hydrogen peroxide solution to wash mouth with, and immune stimulators like system well can all help with a throat and ear infection. But consult your doctor if it is not getting better or getting worse. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more