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Can boils and other bacteri infections be caused by drug use as meth?

Can boils and other bacteri infections be caused by drug use as meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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Can meth cause infection on penis?

Can meth cause infection on penis?

Infection: If you mean "methamphetamine" the answer is no, unless you are smearing the meth onto the penis and irritating the skin. If you mean MRSA the answer is absolutely. ...Read more

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I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. Its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

I have a hard abcess/boil under my arm in the pit. Its hard and has not come to a head I only just noticed it yesterday. I am a meth addict do u think this could be the cause and what should I do its hurts so bad, its not hot like what ive seen from peopl

See doctor: I appears that you have a infection (likely staph) which needs to be treated by a doctor. If you don't have one, go to the ER before this spreads further. Perhaps you can get some help on your meth addiction as well even though I don't believe these two events are related (unless you have been injecting the material). ...Read more

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Can crystal meth cause a parasite infection throughout your body?

Can crystal meth cause a parasite infection throughout your body?

Crystal meth: Can make you paranoid and craving for more, ruin your health and life. Here's a link that may help you
http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/addiction/crystal-meth-what-you-should_know
Please see your doc about getting tested for parasites. They can cause GI symptoms and more. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can meth cause pimples and boils if so why? I only did it a few times

Can meth cause pimples and boils if so why? I only did it a few times

Yes it can.: Check out these links. God bless u! http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/methamphetamine.html. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/mental-health-anxiety-disorders. Http://www. Theinterviewwithgod. Com/popup-frame. Html. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection keep meth in your system longer?

Can a urinary tract infection keep meth in your system longer?

No: UTI cannot keep meth in your system longer. However, I would be remiss if I didn't suggest to you that you NOT DO METH! It is very bad for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I spilled hot liquid meth on my hand 2 days ago. Really gross looking and painful the two big blisters popped almost right away because I bumped my thumb on something but I want to know best way to keep away infection from happening on my thumb?

I spilled hot liquid meth on my hand 2 days ago. Really gross looking and painful the two big blisters popped almost right away because I bumped my thumb on something but I want to know best way to keep away infection from happening on my thumb?

You would be best: Treated by an evaluation by a health care professional. Undoubtably you will need bacteriostatic creams for the burns and potentially systemic antibiotics. Make an appointment for evaluation ASAP. An infection can set in and go systemic very rapidly in this situation. ...Read more

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What could cause reoccurring teats infection/ overgrowth bacteria? Help!

What could cause reoccurring teats infection/ overgrowth bacteria? Help!

It could suugest: Underlying low immune system like diabetes or clogged mammary ducts. See your pcp or a gyn for a thorough assessment. Happy new year! Http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_mastitis_251.Bc. ...Read more

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Is IBS & post infection IBS the same? What causes it? Unbalanced bacteria?

Is IBS & post infection IBS the same? What causes it? Unbalanced bacteria?

Possibly: Post intestinal infection or gastroenteritis can lead to an irritable bowel syndrome and it may relate to change in the composition of your normal intestinal flora. In this case the irritable bowel syndrome eventually should subside. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the three most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Doctors, what are the three most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

E-coli: In adult women, Escherichia coli accounts 75 to 95 percent of all UTIs. The remaining infections are from Enterobacteriaceae such as Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella and other bacteria such as Staphylococcus saprophyticus ...Read more

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What bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

What bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

Several: The foul odor is due to a combination of factors, not the least of which is stagnant pus in a cavity with decay due to the inflammation. Investigators at the univ. Of va showed many years ago that anaerobic bacteria may be causing sinusitis, and these organisms produce fatty acids and other materials which may be malodorous.
Create drainage, irrigate, use antibiotics, treat allergies. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my 8 year old son having too many white bloodcells in his urine? He has no infection amd no bacteria were found

WBC's in Urine: White blood cells (WBC's) in urine denote some inflammation, not necessairily infection. Make sure to get the urine test repeated after your son has been well hydrated as many times dehydration causes local inflammation and show white cells in urine. If repeat testing show persistance of WBC's, other causes of inflammation in bladder or kidney disease, including stones, need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have a constant chest infection caused by various bacteria. I have a low cd3 level but do not have a particular disease. What does it mean?

I have a constant chest infection caused by various bacteria. I have a low cd3 level but do not have a particular disease. What does it mean?

Question unclear: Do you have bronchiectasis? Do not know what you mean by a constant chest infection, or what you mean by saying you do not have a particular disease. Rephrase the question and provide more info. ...Read more

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Can provigil cause positive drug test for meth?

Can provigil cause positive drug test for meth?

It should not: Although Provigil is a stimulant of sorts, its chemical makeup is dissimilar to amphetamines and should not cause a false positive drug test. ...Read more

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Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Sinusitis: Most sinus infections start out as viral infections. It is often based on clinical diagnostics and length of duration that allows a physician to debate if the infection is bacterial. In order of most to least frequent = viral > bacterial > fungal. ...Read more

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What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

Skin infections: Skin infections happen generally when there is some damage or sore or even microscopic dryness of the skin. Bacteria live on and around us all the time. But, skin injury is what usually leads to a skin infection. Whether on the buttocks or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a way of describing a skin infection which is red and streaking up the skin from the wound, bite or or nidus of infection. ...Read more

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Can male ejaculation cause vaginal bacteria infection?

Can male ejaculation cause vaginal bacteria infection?

Here are some. ..: Semen can transmit STDs such as HIV, Hep-B & C, trichomonas but not bacterial vaginitis. However, sexual intercourse can bring the existing bacteria into vagina. Fortunately, the wonder of Nature / God imbeds females with strong defense mechanism to make the brought-in bacteria unable to survive but sperms to survive for fertilizing the waiting egg, except a few. ...Read more

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What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Here is. ..: E. coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population - young or old, community dwelling or hospital admission, catheterized or not, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Pls can u give names of few of the medications used for intestinal infections[caused by bacteria], many thanks?

Health Tap: This is not how health tap works. This is not a pharmacy teaching program. We are here to answer questions about illnesses and symptoms. I know many people want treatment advice from us. But it clearly states on this site that we cannot and do not offer treatment for these conditions. Your treatment for infections will be based upon the specific or potentially specific cause of the infection. ...Read more

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I have a bacteria infection and have not had a new sex partner in 8 years and also I don't douche, what could be the cause?

I have a bacteria infection and have not had a new sex partner in 8 years and also I don't douche, what could be the cause?

Bacterial vaginosis?: Assuming you mean a vaginal infection, probably you have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. The cause of BV isn't known, but it is more common in women with other STDs, so be sure you are checked for gonorrhea and chlamydia -- especially if there is any chance your partner has sex with anyone else. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could stopping urine and holding for a few seconds cause epipidmytis-orchitis? What can cause a bacteria infection of epipidmytis-orchitis?

Could stopping urine and holding for a few seconds cause epipidmytis-orchitis? What can cause a bacteria infection of epipidmytis-orchitis?

Not: For a few seconds. In cases with negative cultures epididymitis can be caused by holding of urine for long periods & strong physical activity. Bacterial infection varies by age: younger than say 35 is usually Chlamydia or Gonococcus.Inflammation can also be from sterile urine refluxed thru ejac. Ducts & vas into epidid. ...Read more

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How long do you have to clean a wound before bacteria causes infection? Scraped my leg on a rock by the lake. Cleaned with peroxide right after.

How long do you have to clean a wound before bacteria causes infection? Scraped my leg on a rock by the lake. Cleaned with peroxide right after.

Wound management: Often it depends on the type of the wound. For a scrape or something that's relatively 'open' - cleaning should be very helpful to reduce infection. Of course the degree of contamination (types of germs) and host factors (whether healthy or not) are major factors. Cat bites or other difficult puncture type wounds have a greater chance of infection. If u get redness, pain, fevers, pus etc. Call doc ...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


Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more