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Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. ...Read more

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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 antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

No: Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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Can penicillin prevent the spread of a tooth infection?

Can penicillin prevent the spread of a tooth infection?

Yes: A tooth infection if left unadressed can cause other problems and lead to abscess formation, bacteria in the blood and even heart valve infections. ...Read more

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What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?

What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?

Lots of risks: Having a long standing infection untreated in your body is not a good thing. You need to get rid of the infections- either via extractions or root canal treatment. If left untreated, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream ; cause septicemia- blood poisoning. This can lead to heart issues and in rare situations death. Dental infections need to be treated. ...Read more

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What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more

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Could good oral hygiene lead to select the bacteria?

Not exactly: It will keep the numbers down and prevent the anaerobic ones from entering into the equation by preventing deep enough pocketing for them to appear. There is a balanced ecosystem in the mouth and elimination of the bacteria allows the fungus to take up residence. Keep up the meticulous hygiene for a healthy mouth and a longer life expectancy. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a bacterial infection and can it keep you from concieving?

What are the causes of a bacterial infection and can it keep you from concieving?

Right PH: Bv is due to heavy vaginal colonies that cause a basic ph. You need an acidic ph in the vagina achieved by the acidophillus bacteria. First take antibiotics for both of you. Than use a vinegar acidic douch, and then take acidophillus from a probiotic pill like provela or eat danactive yogurt. This will give you the right ph always. ...Read more

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Which type of treatment can I use to clean a bacterial infection or STDs ?

Which type of treatment can I use to clean a bacterial infection or STDs ?

Antibiotics: ...If you are lucky, the stds you are referring to are susceptible to antibacterial treatment. Hepatitis / herpes / HIV are viral and never fully resolve. See dr / gyn / std clinic for examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which type of things can prevent yeast infections?

Prevention: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics increase the risk of parasite infection?

Can antibiotics increase the risk of parasite infection?

Not generally.: Generally not, but confer with your doctor regarding where you will be traveling to, and what infections you are most concerned about. ...Read more

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Can citrobacter koseri UTI infection occurs? What might me the cause and sources of infection? Symptoms and treatment?

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Here are...: Bacterial UTI commonly happens to many young sexually active females; if so, usually within 48 hrs after sex. The common bugs are: gram(-) rods - e. Coli (86%), klebsiella, proteus, citrobacter, etc.; gram(+) cocci - enterococcus, staph. Saprophyticus, ...; rarely with pseudomonas, serratia, providencia. Sx: frequency, urgency, burning.. Rx: appropriate antibiotics. Detail? See doctor timely. ...Read more

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How fast can you get the symptoms of a bacterial infection of the vagina or an std?

How fast can you get the symptoms of a bacterial infection of the vagina or an std?

STDs: There are twelve common stds. Each of them have their own signs and symptoms. Which one are you unsure about? ...Read more

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Getting recurrent staph infection with the hidradenitis suppurativa, can that accumulate any further serious problems with the body?

Question vague: Any staphylococcal infection carries with it the potential to spread and become not only serious, but life-threatening. That having been said, it is not the cause of hydradinitis and although it can secondarily infect these areas if properly managed unlikely to produce major problems. Hope have answered you satisfactorily. Best. ...Read more

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Can the sepsis infection be treated to the point of recovery to excellent health?

Can the sepsis infection be treated to the point of recovery to excellent health?

Often: Depending on how severe the bodies response was and how much damage was done, many people return to normal lives. Starting physical therapy as soon as it is safe to do so, minimizing exposure to benzodiazapines (ativan, valium) and paralytics, early nutrition by a feeding tube, etc all seem to maximize recovery and minimize harms. ...Read more

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Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. ...Read more

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Can probiotics prevent bacterial infections and sepsis?

Can probiotics prevent bacterial infections and sepsis?

Probiotics: The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not. Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial. ...Read more

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Is cleaning your vagina with washcloth an water after sex a good way to prevent bacterial infections after skin to skin contact from sex?

Is cleaning your vagina with washcloth an water after sex a good way to prevent bacterial infections after skin to skin contact from sex?

Not really...: Immediately after sex, urinate and wipe from front to back. The only real infection you need to worry about after sex is a bladder infection. As for other skin bacterial infections, i guess you could take a shower using warm water and soap as usual. ...Read more

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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...Read more

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Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

No: Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, can this become blood poisoning?

I have a bacterial infection, can this become blood poisoning?

Yes: Most bacterial infections don't cause sepsis, but untreated, ignored, or especially potent infections can lead to sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock and death. Treat infections seriously. ...Read more

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How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

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 every now and then is fine to do. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. ...Read more

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How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

Question unclear: Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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I keep getting reoccurring urinary tract infections and every now and then bacterial infections how can I prevent it or help the problem?

I keep getting reoccurring urinary tract infections and every now and then bacterial infections how can I prevent it or help the problem?

See below: The number one thing to do is to make that you are wiping front to back as this will help prevent utis. Also, if you are a diabetic you want to get this under control as elevated blood sugars increase your risk for utis. Also consider seeing your doctor for a pelvic if you have not had one. ...Read more

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Bacterial infections after sex. Taking Macrobid to prevent UTI after sex but still getting infections & fishy smell only after sex. No sex no problems?

Bacterial infections after sex. Taking Macrobid to prevent UTI after sex but still getting infections & fishy smell only after sex. No sex no problems?

Infection: Aa fishy odor noted after sex suggests an infection, possibly bacterial vaginosis (BV). Your health care provider can diagnose the problem and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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Ways to prevent yeast infection or a bacterial infection at your vagina? Does it help if i don't wear underwear when i sleep or does it make it worse?

Ways to prevent yeast infection or a bacterial infection at your vagina? Does it help if i don't wear underwear when i sleep or does it make it worse?

Does not matter: Maintaining a healthy vaginal flora and ph is the best way to avoid overgrowth with unwanted bacteria, like yeast or a mix of anaerobic bacteria, that cause bacterial vaginosis. You should avoid vaginal douches and what often helps are otc vaginal ph balancing gels. They come in packs of single applicators and you get them most of the time in supermarkets, next to the tampons. ...Read more

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Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Can antioxidants prevent bacterial infection?

Not by themselves: We need a balance of oxidants and antioxidants. If the fuel (food) is right and the non caloric nutrients are balanced, we reach maximum immune potential. But a bacterium is an attacking enemy and a war sometimes has to be fought------we call that "flu". The better the defenses the more likely that a war will not have to be fought! ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can prevent a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard & expensive to do). No supplement has been shown to prevent any particular infection. ...Read more

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Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent bacterial infections?

Are there safe herbal supplements that can boost my immune system and prevent bacterial infections?

None which work: Many popular supplements claim to boost the immune system. However scientific testing does not show they they actually work in people eating balanced diet. Oddly enough, taking too much of some supplements can actually weaken the immune system (ex. Zinc) washing your hands, eating well, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep is the best way to boost your immune system. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

Infections are rare: Bacterial infections are quite infrequent following extraction as the source of the infection is the tooth, which was removed. As long as the patient is not immune compromised (ie. Diabetes, hiv, chemotherapy) the body should clear any residual infection by itself. ...Read more

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Is taking a shower after sex a way to prevent bacterial infections, not std's but bacterial infections from entering through the vagina?

Is taking a shower after sex a way to prevent bacterial infections, not std's but bacterial infections from entering through the vagina?

Bacteria: Certainly washing the genital and perineal areas frequently reduces the bacterial count in these areas.In terms of reducing bacteria pushed into the vagina during sex, it would be more helpful to shower before intercourse. ...Read more

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Does a really strong immune system prevent a stomach virus or bacterial infection such as salmonella, e. Coli, etc...?

Does a really strong immune system prevent a stomach virus or bacterial infection such as salmonella, e. Coli, etc...?

It depends: Salmonella and e coli can devastate even the strongest individual. Symptoms from these infections depend on the how strong the exposure is to these organisms and the over all health of the patient. If the exposure is small enough then it is possible that no symptoms will occur. If the exposure is still small but the recipient is already weakened from something else then problems may occur. ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more