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Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?
Yes: Snorting of Cocaine has been reported to cause endocarditits and other distant infections from the nasal area. The Cocaine constricts the blood vessels in the nasal passages and can cause open ulcers that allow bacteria into the blood stream. Once bacteria are in the blood stream then they can travel to any organ in the body. (including the reproductive organs). ...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
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I did cocaine for 1 day 3 weeks ago, since then I haven't felt the same. I have lung infection, pounding/faster heartrate, & am anxious/panicky. Why?
Can using cocaine a few days ago be the reason for my sore throat due to nasal drip? Was wondering if I have a throat infection or if its from that
Yes it can:
Cocaine is very irritant to the nasal mucous membrane, to the point it can perforated.
so yes your throat is sore from the cocaine.
it is not a good idea to play with fire by the way. Regardless how fascinating the fire work is. ...Read more
How can I show positive for cocaine and methamphetamine and don't do eirher one if I was taking amoxicillin for ear infection and sudafed for sinus?
Depends. . .: Whether any given antibiotic works depends upon whether the infection is caused by a sensitive bacteria. For instance, common cold is caused by a virus and thus won't be affected by any antibiotic. Anyway, dalacin c is a brand not sold in the states. Whether the generic Clindamycin will work "correctly" depends upon what caused your infection. Ask your doc for culture & sensitivity. ...Read more
C. diff is bad news: I would always be wary of C. diff - and if you have to take antibiotics, try to make sure you get the best treatment. Many times, antibiotics are unnecessary. You might want to ask for help from an ID doctor who is expert in this, and expert in C. diff. That is not a nice disease, and can mean damage to the colon or worse. If you've had C. diff before, the risks are increased. Talk to doc today. ...Read more
Very rare: Infections with clostridum sordellii are very rare and have been seen in women after childbirth. However, they have also been seen in women, who were not pregnant. Therefore, we cannot assume that being a defined time period, weeks or months, out of pregnancy will minimize the risk of the infection - the risk, albeit extremely small, is always there. ...Read more
Hospital: The majority of c. Diff cases occur in the hospital with patients who are taking antibiotics to treat recent infections. Other risk factors include being over the age of 65, colon disease, being in a hospital or nursing home for an extended period of time, have a weak immune system, abdominal or gastrointestinal surgery, or previous history of c. Diff infections. ...Read more
Infection: Colon infection from clostridium difficile can cause fever, nausea, abdominal cramping pains, sometimes serious abdominal pain, diarrhea & dehydration. Some people can become very ill from this. Treated with specific antibiotics for this type of infection. Rarely requires surgery if severe & life threatening. ...Read more
Long if not treated: C. Difficile can cause a prolonged severe colitis if it is not treated. If treated it usually starts to improve 3-4 days into the 10-14 day treatment course. Relapses occur in 25% of cases. These relapses require re-treatment and can continue to recur requiring prolonged pulse/taper vancomycin treatment and even fecal transplant therapy for cure. ...Read more
There is no chronic c. Difficile infection. Untreated c. Difficile diarrhea can persist until effective treatment is given. The stool c. Difficile toxin test confirms the diagnosis.
30% of treated cases relapse and require repeat treatment. Future relapses become more likely and can require prolonged antibiotic treatment or fecal transplant therapy for cure. ...Read more
Here are some...: Known to us, D & C is to scrape of peel off the inner layer of uterus, i.e., endometrium, for diagnosis or treatment, which results in the raw surface similar to peeling off the epidermis of skin; either takes time to heal and resurface. So, it's advisable not to have natural or artificial vaginal penetration for 5-7 days. Besides, orgasm without vaginal penetration may induce lingering bleeding. ...Read more
C. Diff: C. Diff= clostridium dificile. This is a common organism that may inhabit the Gi tract. It causes disease when there is a shift in the flora and it produces a toxin that causes small ulcers and death of the surface cells. Traditionally, antibiotics that destroyed "good" flora as well as infection were blamed, but now many other things lead up to the change. ...Read more
C.difficile needs Rx: C.Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c.Diff, but if sick get treated. ...Read more
Difficult to say: But things should improve as soon as you start having loose stools. That being said, you can still have a positive c diff stool test up to thirty days after affective treatment, so give yourself a month after symptoms resolve and see if you have returned to your baseline. If symptoms recur, make sure to let your doc know. Hope that helps! ...Read more
CDI sooner or later: We're constantly in contact w/bacteria like c. Diff. We 'eat' the spore or rarely the vegitative (actively growing) bacteria. Stomach acid kills veg form. The spore passes to bowel & hangs out (>1 mo). It can pass out or if conditions are right (normal flora disrupted) due to antibiotics, immunedefic, chronic illnesses, chemo, or bad luck it sprouts to veg form & makes toxins which make us ill. ...Read more
I have urine infection am on my last day of my antivbiotic can I go get check in to c if am ok in 4days like urine test?
Is there a difference between c difficile infection and c difficile colitis? If so, what is the difference and what is the difference in symptoms?
How long does cocaine stay in your body? I've tried it only 3 times in the pas, 3 years ago. I tried it one last time just a couple of days ago. I don't ever want to do it again & im in a scholarship program that randomly does a urine test. I never used c
Cocaine: Blood tests can show Cocaine itself for about 12 hours after use. Urine tests check for metabolic byproducts of cocaine. In infrequent users a urine test is positive for up to 3 days after Cocaine use. However, in those who use Cocaine regularly, a urine test may be positive for 2 weeks after using. Hair samples can show Cocaine for several months after using. Best to stay away from using! ...Read more
Addiction: Cocaine is a very addictive drug. The only legitimate use is as a nasal anesthetic for some types of surgery. Recreationally it is inhaled as powder or smoked in the form of a rock aka crack. It increases dopamine levels in the brain which can cause paranoia or other psychotic symptoms. Peripherally it is a very powerful vasoconstrictor and can cause very serious heart problems among other things ...Read more
Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...Read more
Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children.
Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more