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Can I get a the same bacterial infection more than once?

Can I get a the same bacterial infection more than once?

Yes: Some bacterial infections don't create a strong memory or immunity in our bodies. Strep throat infection is such an example. School children sometimes catch strep throat from classmates every one or two years for several years. Gonorrhea, an std, is another example. A person can catch gonorrhea, get antibiotic treatment to clear it, and then catch it again a short while later. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?

If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?

Be more specific: To get the most from the site you need to provide detailed background information & ask a question related to those specifics. You did not specify what bacteria or what type of infection. You give no clue on how it was confirmed & if or how it was treated. Without specifics, no reasoned answer can be provided. You are welcome to start over. This is not a chat room. Questions are not linked. ...Read more

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How does one get bacterial infections?

How does one get bacterial infections?

Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth. The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area. Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. ...Read more

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Can anybody get a bacterial infection?

Can anybody get a bacterial infection?

Yes: The human body has a whole community of good and bad bacteria living in a homeostatic balance. When this balance is disrupted, the bad bacteria can flourish and cause an infection. ...Read more

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What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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I seem to always get bacterial infections after my monthly why is that?

Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...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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How can you get a Bacterial infection on the fingertips?

How can you get a Bacterial infection on the fingertips?

More info please: I don't know a medical condition that would cause infection of several fingertips. If just 1-2 fingers, maybe an inflamed or infected hangnail? Or infection after minor injury, e.g. a pimple-like lesion after a pin-prick? If severely painful, maybe herpes whitlow (easily confused w/ bacterial infec), esp if you have newly acquired herpes elsewhere (mouth, genital). Re-post with more information. ...Read more

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Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read more

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Can u get bacterial infection in ur vergina from a male?

Can u get bacterial infection in ur vergina from a male?

Bacterial vaginosis: This is not likely if you are referring to bv. On the other hand, once a woman has acquired this the male partner can have the skin of his penis colonized with the causative bacteria and transmit it back to the woman after she has been treated. It is not, however, considered a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

How can I get rid of a bacterial infection?

Antibiotics: A bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics. The sooner treatment is started, the better. Consult with your dentist or doctor ...Read more

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Can you get cysts from vaginal bacterial infection?

Not likley: Bacterial infections in the vagina do not usually present with cysts in the vagina. Some vaginal cysts are normal. If you have a cyst in the vagina you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to get rid of a bacterial infection.

Natural. Organic.: Hi. Yes, if you're a gambler, you can let your immune system (a righteous li'l system) handle the bacterial infection. Of course there are failures...cholera, plague, leprosy, TB, and on and on. So how's THIS for natural...take something a human scientist developed, and has been shown to be safe and effective. It's so cool, it's almost f*cking ORGANIC! ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant if you have yest and bacterial infections...

Yes!!!: Sexually transmitted infections are not a form of contraception. Just because you have an std or yeast infection doesn't mean you can't get pregnant. Of course, some stds do lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which can scar your fallopian tubes & make it more difficult if not impossible to get pregnant. But don't use stds as your contraception! ...Read more

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How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more

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How do women get bacterial infections known as bv?

BV: Bacterial Vaginosis often occurs after there is a change in vaginal pH. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast and bacterial infections? Will they have symptom?

Can men get yeast and bacterial infections? Will they have symptom?

Yeast in males: Men can get genital yeast infections and infection with ureoplasma, bacterial vaginosis as well as trichimoniasis, GC and chlamydia. Yeast can be from partners or if they are diabetic. Usually they have discomfort with urination or discharge and should be treated, as should the partners. Sometimes it is difficult to identify the organism and it is called non specific urethritis. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a bacterial infection without going to the dr?

Bacterial infection: Would not recommend this. Bacterial infections are rarely, if ever, treatable by other than antibiotics, and improperly managed can become progressively more severe and life-threatening. Please see a doctor, get diagnosed and treated after professional assessment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

How do I know if I have a bacterial infection? Plus is is serious? Please help I'm a little nervous and scared and how do I get rid of it?

Bacterial infection: You should get examined by a doctor who can order a culture and sensitivity if indicated after which the appropriate anti-biotic could be prescribed. It's also possible that a diagnosis could be made by exam alone and antibiotic then prescribed depending on the type of infection you have. ...Read more

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If you get a bacterial infection. Will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection.??

If you get a bacterial infection. Will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection.??

Fever is Good: Fever can occur as your immune system recognizes there is a threat. Fever is your bodies process to help fight infection and may occur most any time your body feels it needs to help reduce your risk of spreading the infection internally. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bacterial infection without seeing a doctor?

How to get rid of a bacterial infection without seeing a doctor?

Bacterial infection: Without knowing the type of infection, its location and the immune status of the infected individual it is impossible to answer specifically, but trying to manage a bacterial infection without physician assessment and treatment with antibiotics is not a good idea. These can become progressively more severe and potentially life-threatening. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get an earache from a bacterial infection in your eye?

Can you get an earache from a bacterial infection in your eye?

Sort of: Eyes, ears, nose, sinuses and throat are connected. Usually if it is your eye and ear that are infected it is from one virus infection. You can get a bacterial infection in the sinus that spreads to the ears and eyes. This is seen more in children. They usually start with virus. (clear discharge) most eye infections are virus and can develop into bacterial. (thick yellow, green) wash your hands! ...Read more

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I have reacurring bacterial infections I have everything possible to get rid of them. My doctor prescribes me metrodonazole but afterwards it comes?

Is it I'n gut: Do you have infections i'n gut - Metronidazole is usually given for gut infections if so the gut have overgrowth of bad bacteria could be c. Diff or e. Coli. So you need good yeast first given as serrapeptidase medically available as florestor. Once you do this treatment for 2-3 weeks then use kefir or buttermilk daily orally to have good bacteria i'n tummy. Take garlic supplements daily. ...Read more

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Can you get a bacterial infection in your throat that's not from strep?

Yes -plenty of germs: Doctors can test for Group A Strep -which is only one specific germ that can cause a throat infection (or pharyngitis if you want to be technical). Different viruses are also implicated (like mono, adenovirus, etc) but certainly other bacteria are on the list. Pertussis (Whooping cough) and diphtheria are two important ones. Then there are other Strep species, 'mixed' infections like abscesses etc ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

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