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Can You Anthrax Quickly
Anthrax: The incubation period is usually 1 to 7 days for pulmonary anthrax. Per http://ideas.Health.Vic.Gov.Au/bluebook/anthrax.Asp “evidence from mass exposures indicates incubation periods up to 60 days are possible for pulmonary anthrax, related to delayed activation of inhaled spores.” incubation is followed by a somewhat mild prodromal phase with average duration of 2 days. ...Read more
Cold Tips:: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
If Ongoing Risk: If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca -those in military -those with weak immune system (terminal complement deficiency) or immunosuppressant drugs - those whose spleens have been removed surgically - those exposed in a meningitis outbreak -adolescents & teens between 11 - 18 years of age. ...Read more
Dry mouth fast decay: Dry mouth. this is ultimately due to the excessive sweating and diarrhea, as well as the direct effect of the drug on the sympathetic nervous system. unfortunately, the dry mouth has serious consequences for the addict. the lack of saliva and dry conditions in the mouth cause a shift in the bacterial flora (the mix of germ species in the mouth) accelerates tooth decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get vaccinated: Humans are the only reservoir of contageous material. Since international travel is common, a contageous traveler, early in their illness, could spred the germ anywhere in the world.The germs are often spread in a cough or contaminated secretions.Fully immunized persons can acquire a mild sore throat & spred it to others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
extremely unlikely: If you are worried, get it checked out. Likely it can be removed especially if there is any sign of infection. ...Read more
24 hours: It's pretty much gone in 24 hours. Depends on issue. ...Read more
ER visit: If you have a potentially serious problem, the going to an emergency room is the fastest way to get help. If you have a relationship already with a doctor, they usually will see you on an urgent basis if a new problem has arisen and some have a few slots open for emergencies even if this is a new patient. Which is the easiest? It depends on your funding, history and degree of problem. ...Read more
Possibly: This is possible, since lots more people are exposed to this organism in freshwater than ever are infected/become ill. It's a very rare infection, and usually occurs in the summer months when people are swimming in warm freshwater lakes.It's not yet known why a few become infected, and most others do not. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19845995. ...Read more
ASAP: If the lung is indeed punctured (knife, gun shot wound, broken rib, etc), you need to be in the emergency room asap. Though not all chest wall injuries include lung injury, it is best to be safe and get checked. ...Read more
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