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Causes Of Spread Of Infection
Heart disease: If the cause is unknown then unfortunately we can't know whether it can be spread to you. We only know what we know..... ...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
What would happen if PID (causes are unknown) is untreated several years? Can infection spread to other body parts, such as thighs and calves?
If I ignore my diagnosed fungal infection between my breasts, would that spread or cause anything serious, like internal infections? Just curious.
Topical to systemic: A topical fungal infection is a person w/an intact immune system should not spread internally. The most worrysome thing would be a bacterial superinfection on top of the fungal infection. Most importantly, keep area as clean & dry as possible. You might consider an antifungal powder (look inthe jock itch section of the store). If possible at home do not wear a bra & allow oxygen to work. ...Read more
If I had vaginosis for 2 months of my pregnancy. Can this infection spread to my fetus? If so, what damage can it cause?
Can sinusitis cause no mucus to come out of the nose? Will this excess mucus cause infections if spread to other parts of body?
Possible: Although acute sinusitis is often associated with a thick discolored nasal discharge, one may have sinusitis without any discharge at all. The mucus is mostly the body's way to fight against the infection and thus in the case of sinusitis would not spread to other parts of the body. One may need an antibiotic if the problem persists for more than a week or gets worse. ...Read more
You're right...: Most tooth abscesses rarely affect adjacent teeth. This is a remarkable sign of a healthy immune system that can hold the infection 'at bay.' the infection tends affect the supporting bone and not destroy blood supply or nerves. If the cause of the infection is removed (extraction or root canal) our bodies can heal the affected bone while the blood/nerves still survive. Amazing isn't it? ...Read more
Can a tooth infection cause pain under the jaw I'm on clindmaycin and ibproufen scared it's spread?
Yes: A lower tooth infection can cause pain below the jaw by either involving the lymph nodes or spreading into the soft tissues under the jaw. If you pain or swelling progresses despite the antiobiotics, you should see an oral surgeon asap. These infections can spread and become life threatening. ...Read more
Can a staph infection spread throughout your body & cause some to severe itching & hard bumps in certain places of the body?
Yes: Yes this type infection can cause this it needs an evaluation in person by a doctor if your symptoms are severe go to the Emergency room of the hospital ...Read more
Is deep cleaning safe? It seems like it’s more likely to spread infection than cure it. I mean, all that scraping causes bleeding, so don’t the bacteria get in your blood? Could they spread to other parts of your body? My gums aren’t bleeding now, they’re
If you are healthy, deep cleanings remove the hard deposits and inflamed tissue in the gum sulcus, keeping your gums bone and teeth healthy.
Bacteria entering the bloodstream is possible but of little consequence unless you are immune compromised or have a prosthesis or other medical condition that may require prophylactic antibiotics. ...Read more
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If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday
If HIV dies outside body After 1min then how come vaginal fluid containing HIV spreaded on cloth for 2 min wiped at tip of penis cause hiv infection?
Whaaatt?: Story is unusual. WHY would someone wipe a cloth from a known HIV person over the tip of a penis--and how soon after did the test turn postive? If positive right away, then the person was already infected, and maybe looking for a reason? You need to talk to your doctor to sort this out! ...Read more
Can a bacterial infection from my ankle spread to the vaginal area and cause infection there? Like through the blood stream?
Yes: An infection can spread from anywhere to anywhere. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?
Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
Can a UTI cause kidney cancer? If a bladder infection spreads to your kidneys, can it cause cancer there?
Is it rare for tooth infection to spread and cause the throat to swell shut? I am on sulfamethoxazole. Paranoid.
Rare: Dental infections do tend to involve surrounding oral tissues, but severe cases of so-called odontogenic deep neck space infections and cellulitis (e g ludwig's angina) are fortunately uncommon in otherwise healthy folks. Early treatment makes spread of infection less likely, but sulfamethoxazole would not be a first choice. Get rechecked if no improvement, especially for any breathing difficulty. ...Read more
I am a 20 year old female and had a root canal. Could a spread dental infection cause tingling in the cheek, near the infected tooth and on tongue and lips?
Yes: Some teeth are near areas where an infection can affect a neighboring nerve. This is especially the case in lower premolars where a nerve provides sensation to the lower lip. Your root canal treated tooth should be evaluated for a possible recurrence of infection by a general dentist or endodontist. ...Read more
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