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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Starting taking smz/tmp ds 800-160 to treat a bacterial infection of the vagina. This is day two & i already have whitish discharge. Signs of yeast?

Too early: This could be vaginal yeast, but it is a little to early to be related to the antibiotics. It may have existed prior to the "infection" or may have been your primary infection. Hard to tell. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacterial infections are any illnesses caused by bacteria, which are tiny organisms that can only be ...Read more