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What is the difference between the infection and inflammation?

What is the difference between the infection and inflammation?

Infection/Inflammati: Infection is the invasion of body tissues by a disease-forming organisms.
Inflammation is the body's biological response to defend itself from these organisms. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is difference between inflammation and infection?

What is difference between inflammation and infection?

Infection: Inflammation refers to the body's reaction to stimuli that are negative and can be due to allergy, toxins, tumors, trauma, and other things including infection. Infections are disease caused by things other than humans, such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites and so on, and will produce an inflammatory reaction in the body. ...Read more

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What type of inflammation is Etoricoxib and Lysozyme used for? Any difference? Can Etoricoxib be used for inflammation caused by bacterial infection?

What type of inflammation is Etoricoxib and Lysozyme used for? Any difference? Can Etoricoxib be used for inflammation caused by bacterial infection?

Etoricoxib: Etoricoxib is not available In the United States- turned down by the FDA 7 years ago. You could use ibuprofen as a n anti inflammatory. Neither drug would directly treat bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have inflammation, infection, constant ER visits, what is going on?

What to do if I have inflammation, infection, constant ER visits, what is going on?

Way too little info: To venture a guess. What types of infection or inflammation? What is baseline health? ETC.? ...Read more

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If I have epididymtis from inflammation and not infection, can I still have sex?

If I have epididymtis from inflammation and not infection, can I still have sex?

Yes: But women do not get infections in organs which they don't have. If you have an epididymus you need to be redefined. ...Read more

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I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

Coincindence: This may be a coincidence as a viral cold and gall bladder disease are usually not related. ...Read more

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Which tablet is better for inflammation not infection?

Inflamation: There are many different over the counter drugs for inflamation. It is important that you consult your primary physician to determine the best for your condition. As a dentist I often recomend ibuprophen, the main ingredient in motrin, and advill. They are both effective but should not be taken by everyone due to drug interactions and other medical conditions you may have. Consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Infection: No, many agents responsible for infectious colitis can affect numerous portions of the GI tract and are seldom confined to a specific area. ...Read more

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Can an infection/inflammation clear out on it's own or do you need to take drugs?

Antibiotic:yea / nay: Whether an infection can clear w/o antibiotic therapy depends upon the site and extent of the infection and the immune status of the person with the infection. For abscesses, in an otherwise healthy person an incision & drainage may be all that is needed (oxygen is a great antimicrobial agent!). If fever>101.5, low blood pressure/rapid heart rate, devitalized tissue, toxic appearance: see a doc! ...Read more

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Inflammation, infection, constant ER visits. What could be wrong?

Inflammation, infection, constant ER visits. What could be wrong?

Very unclear..: Your question is very unclear. Inflammation of what? Infection of what? A toe infection will generate a very different answer from a kidney infection. The constant er visits are an easier answer: you need to see your primary doctor so that the problem can be properly addressed. If you are constantly having emergencies, you are probably not dealing with a chronic issue that needs attention. ...Read more

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How does turmeric fight inflammation or infection?

How does turmeric fight inflammation or infection?

Kills or hinders: Mechanism of action is either kills or hinders the growth of microbial organisms. Turmeric also has antiviral and anti fungal benefits against common yeast candida. Studies show it can suppress the hepatitis b virus without harming liver cells. ...Read more

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Cbc showing infection/inflammation. What does this mean?

Lab data: Without knowing your symptoms you have already defined what it means. The issue now is to learn the exact cause of the infection or inflammation. This requires an extensive evaluation. May need a bone marrow aspiration/biopsy and other tests. ...Read more

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Can baytril be used to treat an infection and inflammation?

Can baytril be used to treat an infection and inflammation?

Nope: Baytril is an antibiotic intended only for use in animals. It is not approved for human use. Also, this particular class of antibiotics (quinolones) work well from some infections but not all for others. Also, treatment without professional advice could screw up diagnosis. Don't risk it. See your doctor for professional evaluation and perhaps treatment. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the heart? Is it from some infection?

What causes inflammation of the heart? Is it from some infection?

Multiple causes: Infection, especially with viruses can cause heart inflammation. Bacterial infections, especially of the valves also cause inflammation. Any heart attack has attendant inflammation. Auto-immune diseases, e.g. Lupus can also cause heart inflammation. Rheumatic fever is an other example of heart inflammation. ...Read more

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Is carditis infection or inflammation of the heart?

Is carditis infection or inflammation of the heart?

Can be both: Carditis can be due to infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi and non-infectious causes such as auto-immune disease, e.g. Rheumatic fever, lupus, post mi/cardiotomy syndrome, and radiation injury etc. ...Read more

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Have External Piles and I am suffering from inflammation in anus don't have any injury and infection, But inflammation is spreading. What ca be reason?

Have External Piles and I am suffering from inflammation in anus don't have any injury and infection, But inflammation is spreading. What ca be reason?

Need to examine: The plies may have clotted and become infected. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an in-person evaluation, since your symptoms seem to have persisted for more than a few days. ...Read more

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How signs of inflammation can also be the signs of a localized infection?

Well: An infection that is localized could have sx's like redness, swelling, tenderness, red streaks, warmth, pain or purulent drainage. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Infection (Definition)

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