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Can curcumin treat bacterial infections?

Can curcumin treat bacterial infections?

Not aware: Curcumin may have many benefits including as anti-inflammatory but I have not read anything specific as antibacterial. Http://www. Pureprescriptions. Com/expert_opinion/curcumin-turmeric. Asp. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

How to treat vaginal bacterial infection??

Get diagnosed: And then treated with the appropriate antibiotic to cover the infection you have. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can echinacea and goldenseal treat bacterial infection?

Can echinacea and goldenseal treat bacterial infection?

Bacterial infection: There is no conclusive evidence of the efficacy of echinacea and goldenseal in treating any form of infection. There is good evidence that they have little or any effect on viral illnesses. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat dry itchy balls, bacterial infection?

What can be used to treat dry itchy balls, bacterial infection?

Dry skin: The most common cause is overwashing. Minimize bathing, especially with hot water and soap. Fungal infections (athlete's foot) can also cause itching, but more often in the groin (inner thighs) than on the scrotum itself. ...Read more

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Should viruses and bacterial infections actually be treated right away, or let the body fight it a few days?

Should viruses and bacterial infections actually be treated right away, or let the body fight it a few days?

Depends: Some viruses like mono you let run its course. It is milder in little kids than adults, but there is really no rx other than comfort care. Others like Ebola usually kill you regardless. Strep can feel better in a few days, but come back a month later with deadly rheumatic fever.Some bacteria like pneumococcus or meningococcus can kill you in a few days if treatment is not started quickly. ...Read more

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Which bacterial infections does sulfameth/trimethoprim treat?

Many: Sulfa/trimethoprim is active against many bacteria including gram negative bacilli like e. Coli, gram positive cocci like staphylococcus aureus including mrsa. It is also active against the protozoa toxoplasmosis and the fungus pneumocystis carinii. ...Read more

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How are bacterial infections treated?

How are bacterial infections treated?

Depends.: Some go away by themselves, some require antibiotics, some (like abscesses) need surgery. ...Read more

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I have reoccurring bacterial infections. I get treated with meds but it comes back almost instantaneous. What can help me because the meds arnt workin?

Needs evaluation: You may need to seen by physician and need detail examination and laboratory study. There are several immunological disorder that needs to address. Is there any resistant organism? Which part you have infection? So I think you need thorough exam. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a bacterial infection of the parotid gland?

What can I do to treat a bacterial infection of the parotid gland?

Antibiotics and...: Sialogogues are used. The latter are stimulants of salivation such as lemon drops. The infection is usually related to dehydration with plugging of the duct. ...Read more

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Gotten c. Diff twice from taking metronidazole for a bacterial infection. I thought metronidazole treated c. Diff?

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Gotten c. Diff twice from taking metronidazole for a bacterial infection. I thought metronidazole treated c. Diff?

C. Diff enteritis: Surprising! Metronidazole is the treatment for c.Diff. May be you are resistant to metronidazole, you may have to try vanco in po. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Will doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Eye infection: Yes. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Doxycycline is used for many different types of infections. In the eye it is often used to treat chlamydial infections and lyme's disease. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bacterial infection in my throat or stomach?

How can I treat a bacterial infection in my throat or stomach?

Infections: A sore throat is usually a viral infection and treating symptomatically is appropriate. If symptoms progress or do not improve over 5-7 days starting antibiotics such as Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Azithromycin to treat an upper respiratory tract infection is acceptable. If you have symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain Ciprofloxacin can treat a bacterial gastroenteritis. ...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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I was treated fr bacterial infection took medication for 2 days again vomitting continues doc made a scan find 8 wk preg will tat medici affect preg?

I was treated fr bacterial infection took medication for 2 days again vomitting continues doc made a scan find 8 wk preg will tat medici affect preg?

What was the med?: Some antibiotics are safer in pregnancy than others. You did not tell us the name of the one you took. Let us know. There are online resources on whether a medicine is safe to take when pregnant. Oh, and congratulations! ...Read more

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White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

Skin cancer?: When a skin lesion fails to heal and not associated with burning or itching, one should get checked for skin cancer. The fact that it was infected 6 months ago might be due to scratching thereby introducing bacteria into the lesion. It is only prudent to see a dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can amox-clav treat bacterial infection in the penis?

Can amox-clav treat bacterial infection in the penis?

Yes: That is a very good antibiotic and can treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. There could be an infection that may be better treated with a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bacterial infection in the eyes? How about a viral infection?

How do you treat a bacterial infection in the eyes? How about a viral infection?

Antibiotics; time: Bacterial infections of the eyes are treated with antibiotics specific for the likely causal organism, whereas viral infections are ordinarily managed with irrigation, cleansing the eyelids, artificial tears, decongestants, and occassional antiinflammatory agents like steroids for complicated keratitis. Specific viral infections like herpes simplex have antiviral medications for treatment. ...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