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Can You Get Meningitis If Your Eardrum Bursts And Infection Gets Into Your Brain
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
Yes but...: Any ear infection can theoretically spread to the brain and result in meningitis or brain abscess and with a worst case scenario result in death. But, this is really unusual. In 20+ years of practice I have seen less than a handful of ear infections that have spread to the brain and none of those patients died. ...Read more
Can you get herpe on your lymph node in the throat and your brain if your stomuch pushes gas up to your head. And can this cause depression?
???: For a specialist to answer your question , it has to be a little more clear, can you rephrase it? ...Read more
Can you get HIV or hepititis through your nostril? Say fluids are on your finite and you pick your nose soon after. Is that a threat?
How can you tell if a infection is spreading through your body from your tooth) worried it is spreading up to my brain and down to my throat.
Odontogenic infect: You need to see a doctor asap if you feel this way, because this type of infection, if really in progress, can be potentially life-threatening. Do not wait. Go now and i hope that this turns out to be something very mild, but do not want to miss the things that may be severe, no matter how unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear: Unlikely but depends how forcefully you sneeze. Try not to hold your nose when you sneeze. Can sometimes make you dizzy as well ...Read more
Unlikely: If it did every kid who picks his nose would get the terrible disease. There are a number of natural body defenses that prevent such things from occurring. ...Read more
Can you get any STD through your nostril? Say fluids are on your finite and you pick your nose soon after. Is that a threat?
If you left splinters in your hand could it possibly enter the bloodstream and kill you? Or would the skin eventually push em out?
You'll probably live: The skin will eventually push them out. You might develop a localized infection. Death would be unlikely, to say the least. ...Read more
Can you get HIV through your nostril? Say (someone else's) fluids are on your fingure and you pick your nose soon after. Is that a threat?
HIV tramission: I really believe you have to have open sores in the nose or on your fingers. The virus needs to have a portal of entry, a beak on the skin or a raw surface. Nevertheless , it is always important to practice safe sex and use universal precautions which is why i always wear gloves when i work around the mouth , noses, trach tubes, blood, or mucosal surfaces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A sinus infection can lead to infection inside the skull. Headache, visual problems, double vision, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, fever, chills, confusion, sleepiness, tiredness, weakness in an arm or leg or face can occur. But it does not happen often. And viral sinusitis typically does not spread to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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