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How long should it take for Levoflaxin to kick in for Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia In the sinuses? I've been taking it 4 days.

How long should it take for Levoflaxin to kick in for Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia In the sinuses? I've been taking it 4 days.

5 days.: Sinus infections are tough to treat because the blood supply to the sinuses is poor (the arteries are small). It may take 5 days of antibiotics before you start to see some change in the color of the mucus. If no change at all, call your doc If you are only 50% better by the time you finish the antibiotic, it means it's working, but you need a second course to kill all the rest of the germs. ...Read more

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Why did a sinus culture test positive for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Serratia marcescens but no white cells?

Why did a sinus culture test positive for 	Stenotrophomonas maltophilia	 and 		Serratia marcescens		
but no white cells?

Commensals: Without white cells on a smear, very likely these are harmless microbes that just happened to be living there. ...Read more

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Could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD make me susceptible to Serratia marcescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in two sinus cultures?

Could plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD make me susceptible to Serratia marcescens   and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia  in two sinus cultures?

Maybe but less likel: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is an immunomodulator and can certainly increase the chance for certain infections. I don't think it is a very significant amount of increase though. On the other hand, Stenotrophomonas tend to be seen in individuals that have had recurrent exposure to different antibiotics. I would guess you might have had recurrent sinusitis (or other infections) where you were treated with abx. ...Read more

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How is ED caused by Peyronie's disease?

How is ED caused by Peyronie's disease?

Here are...: Thus far, what we've known is as follows: The "scar formation" - Peyronie's plaque - interferes the proper shut-off of venous flow to maintain and sustain the high blood pressure inside corpora cavernosa as penile arteries inflow for erection. Besides, at age goes, many affected men may have some dysfunction of local vessels and nerves for regulating erection so ED ensues. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family?P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...Read more

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Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

Can athlete’s foot cause any other, more serious, diseases?

Other infections: Athletes foot, a fungal infection, can cause cracks and fissures in the skin, which can serve as an entry point for a bacterial skin infection leading to cellulitis. Additionally, the fungal infection from athletes foot can also lead to a fungal infection of the toenails. ...Read more

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