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Can You Have A Bacterial Infection Without A Fever
Yes it is possible: There are several bacterial infections where patient may have no fever rather other subtle findings such as weight loss. Also, elderly patients have blunted febrile response. Patients with compromised immune status such as patients with cancer or on chemotherapy may not also manifest a temperature spike due an infection. ...Read more
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
Is it normal for my one year old son, who has seasonal bacterial infection, to have fever for 6 continuous days? Also, what should I do in this case?
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.??
Yes: Fever is your body's response to foreign invaders whether bacterial or viral. A good high fever makes it harder for the infection to grow and spread in your body. Respect the fever. ...Read more
Strep: Scarlet fever is a rash produced by a toxin secreted by group a strep usually when they are causing strep throat. The rash is red, feels like sandpaper, may predominate in creases in the skin, there is sparing around the outside of the mouth (circumoral pallor), and it blanches with pressure. ...Read more
2 weeks of fever diarreah and told I had a bacterial infection now five days of mucous and tissue along with streaks of blood. Is this an emergency situation?
Colitis?: If the doctor thought you have a bacterial infection, she probably prescribed an antibiotic. If so, it should be better by now. There are other problems that could cause these symptoms, such as inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), diverticulitis, and others. Probably not an emergency unless there's lots of blood, but contact your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Group A strep: Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group a streptococcus, the same bacteria that causes "strep throat". In scarlet fever, the strep bacteria releases a toxin that gives you the generalized sandpaper- like rash. Most patients will also have a sore throat, fever, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The treatment for scarlet fever is the same as strep throat-antibiotics such as penicillin. ...Read more
If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?
Notice pattern: approx. Every 5-6 months vomiting, fever, chills, lightheaded, lasts for approx. 24hrs then gone — bacterial infection?
As above: U. Symptoms would require detailed evaluation and work up, to establish correct diagnoses and treatment. ...Read more
Bacterial infection/common cold? How do you know? I go to the dr's tomorrow for my cold and ears. Been sick for week now. No fever at all thru cold
2 days of flu symptoms, fever/headache subsided, then I developed a peeling/hardening/whitening of ferenulum under my toungue. Bacterial infection?
My friend made me drink his urine and after few week I got a fever and after a full blood count doctors said that it might be a bacterial infection...i.assume my friend has hiv...im wo dering if i have a possibility of getting hiv?
Urine exposure: This doesn't sound pleasant — drinking someone else's urine. However, it shouldn't be a 'real risk' for HIV/AIDS. That comes from having sex with an infected person or shooting drugs. Unless you have more to the story, I don't think you would have contracted HIV from this incident. Also, it seems extremely unlike you got an infection from the urine either. Talk to an ID doc for more answers. ...Read more
I have fever and throat pain. My blood results showed I have bacterial infection. Will it heal by itself or should I take medication all the time?
Is it possible to have large intestine's bacterial infection for 2 or 3 months and after develop fever?
Yes: The concern is for atypical infections such as amebic infections. These can often be missed on routine culture. ...Read more
What tha show all bacterial infection show in blood culture (fever investigation) for example tonsillitis?
In general, is a low-grade fever usually indicative of a viral infection or a bacterial infection? Or can it easily be either?
It can be either.: Either.Get a more detailed answer ›
5.5 year old boy. Varied fever over 6 days. WBC 4.57, LYM% 52.7, MID% 7.1, GRA% 40.2. Would this indicate bacterial infection?
Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?
Elderly dementia pt w/catheter due to enlarged prostate blocking urination. Pt now has (high) fever probably due to bacterial infection. What is Tx?
Be evaluated now...: Running fever with indwelling catheter in an elderly deserves an urgent attention for evaluation & counseling so to make sure of no sepsis, catheter obstruction, urethral damage, etc. and to plan how to take care of his bladder function and possible spontaneous voiding-a matter of when & how. More? Seek evaluation/ counseling now, or contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to login ...Read more
Pus on labia minora and hard bumps on labia majora as well as swelling. No fever or joint aches. Is this a bacterial infection, not herpes?
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat — 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more
Flu : The general time from is 7 to 10 days of symptoms not improving or worsening. ...Read more
You might not be: Able to — but a blood test may be revealing. ...Read more
What would be a bacterial infection that presented like coxsackies, flu like symptoms blisters, etc. but isn't?
Dr told me I have an atypical bacterial infection (troat), longs hear clear but feel chest pain and urge to cough. Flu like symptoms. Leptospirosis?!!
You certainly want to check with your doc.
Maybe a second opinion is useful?
Good luck ...Read more
I know you can get STD through semen but what about bacterial infections like pneumonia or viruses like flu can you get that through swallowing semen?
I am on antibiotic Doxcycycline Hyclate 100 mg 2 times/day for 7 days to treat skin bacterial infection. Is it safe to take the flu vaccine while on it?
I had flu and then a bacterial infection in my lungs. Now muscle pain in chest, between shoulderblades, arms. Can it be myocarditis?
Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.
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