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Do Microorganisms Cause Asymptomatic Infections Or Disease
I have a constant chest infection caused by various bacteria. I have a low cd3 level but do not have a particular disease. What does it mean?
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
They may not: Be killed by the antibiotics that would have been effective in the past. ...Read more
Kidney disease or an infection? Urine tests = abondant bacteria, moderate leuco, high microalbumin (10x normal), protein 0.44g/d, had pe 4 months ago
Sexual disease infection always affect the penis? I get an itchyrash on buttocks when I start a job as butcher, iwas thinkingof a bacterium, whatcould be
If one has pelvic inflammatory disease but no other STI or infection except Bacteria Vaginosis, will metronidazole alone treat it?
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Does bacteria infection cause damage to body tissues by also competing with body tissues for resources and nutrients?
Not really: The primary cause of body tissue destruction in context of most severe infections relates to the immune response to the insult. Phase I involves destruction of infected tissue and this is followed by anti-inflammatory properties and wound healing once the insult is neutralized and inflammatory signals fall away. ...Read more
I have a bacteria infection. Where do you think it came from? I have just got back home from Italy and France do you think the foods cause it
Which bacteria and..: What kind of infection? If you can give more detail, then it will be possible to give an answer. Try again! We are here to help. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Semen can transmit STDs such as HIV, Hep-B & C, trichomonas but not bacterial vaginitis. However, sexual intercourse can bring the existing bacteria into vagina. Fortunately, the wonder of Nature / God imbeds females with strong defense mechanism to make the brought-in bacteria unable to survive but sperms to survive for fertilizing the waiting egg, except a few. ...Read more
Pls can u give names of few of the medications used for intestinal infections[caused by bacteria], many thanks?
Health Tap: This is not how health tap works. This is not a pharmacy teaching program. We are here to answer questions about illnesses and symptoms. I know many people want treatment advice from us. But it clearly states on this site that we cannot and do not offer treatment for these conditions. Your treatment for infections will be based upon the specific or potentially specific cause of the infection. ...Read more
I have a bacteria infection and have not had a new sex partner in 8 years and also I don't douche, what could be the cause?
Bacterial vaginosis?: Assuming you mean a vaginal infection, probably you have bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. The cause of BV isn't known, but it is more common in women with other STDs, so be sure you are checked for gonorrhea and chlamydia -- especially if there is any chance your partner has sex with anyone else. Good luck! ...Read more
Could stopping urine and holding for a few seconds cause epipidmytis-orchitis? What can cause a bacteria infection of epipidmytis-orchitis?
Not: For a few seconds. In cases with negative cultures epididymitis can be caused by holding of urine for long periods & strong physical activity. Bacterial infection varies by age: younger than say 35 is usually Chlamydia or Gonococcus. Inflammation can also be from sterile urine refluxed thru ejac.ducts & vas into epidid. ...Read more
How long do you have to clean a wound before bacteria causes infection? Scraped my leg on a rock by the lake. Cleaned with peroxide right after.
Wound management: Often it depends on the type of the wound. For a scrape or something that's relatively 'open' — cleaning should be very helpful to reduce infection. Of course the degree of contamination (types of germs) and host factors (whether healthy or not) are major factors. Cat bites or other difficult puncture type wounds have a greater chance of infection. If u get redness, pain, fevers, pus etc. call doc ...Read more
Either possible: But this depends upon what you are classifying as "pimples". Acne may be enhanced by bacteria that are not necessarily causative. Some fungi can present with skin eruptions that may look like pimples. Staphylococci can produce skin abscesses (boils) that some will call pimples. ...Read more
Ear infection: Ear infections can be caused by any number of bacteria. However, the three most common causes of inner ear infections (otitis media) are: Streptococcus Pneumoniae; hemophilus influenzae (non-typeable); and moraxella catarrhalis. Infections of the outer ear and ear canal (otitis externa) can be from other bacteria. See your doctor if you believe you have an ear infection. ...Read more
The foul odor is due to a combination of factors, not the least of which is stagnant pus in a cavity with decay due to the inflammation. Investigators at the univ. Of va showed many years ago that anaerobic bacteria may be causing sinusitis, and these organisms produce fatty acids and other materials which may be malodorous.
Create drainage, irrigate, use antibiotics, treat allergies. ...Read more
What could be the cause of my 8 year old son having too many white bloodcells in his urine? He has no infection amd no bacteria were found
WBC's in Urine: White blood cells (WBC's) in urine denote some inflammation, not necessairily infection. Make sure to get the urine test repeated after your son has been well hydrated as many times dehydration causes local inflammation and show white cells in urine. If repeat testing show persistance of WBC's, other causes of inflammation in bladder or kidney disease, including stones, need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Being treated for vulvovaginitis caused by bacteria infection. What can I safely wash the area with that is not bar soap? Don't want to reinfect area.
Exteranal vulva wash: The vulvar skin can be washed with dove, caress, or ivory soap safely- or hibiclens and/or phisoderm ...Read more
Infected/burn/bliste: Most likely Staph epididemis or strep. Rare Pseudomonas. ...Read more
Splenic infarcts: Sometimes. The main causes of splenic infarcts are clots (thrown from the heart which can be from a heart valve infection or an enlarged heart w/ blood pooling then clotting; or due to someone w/a disease wh/causes clots like sickle cell or cancer), a rapidly enlarging spleen outgrowing its blood supply (infections like mono/cmv or certain blood diseases); rarely autoimmune diseases cause infarcts. ...Read more
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