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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?

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?

Question unclear: Do you have bronchiectasis? Do not know what you mean by a constant chest infection, or what you mean by saying you do not have a particular disease. Rephrase the question and provide more info. ...Read more

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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


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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

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

Fungal: Buttock rash and jock itch are caused by fungi such as candida albicans. Over the counter preparations might be useful. Keeping the areas dry and aerated is helpful. Cotton underwear is preferred to synthetic for these purposes. ...Read more

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Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Sinusitis: Most sinus infections start out as viral infections. It is often based on clinical diagnostics and length of duration that allows a physician to debate if the infection is bacterial. In order of most to least frequent = viral > bacterial > fungal. ...Read more

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Does bacteria infection cause damage to body tissues by also competing with body tissues for resources and nutrients?

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

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What could cause reoccurring teats infection/ overgrowth bacteria? Help!

What could cause reoccurring teats infection/ overgrowth bacteria? Help!

It could suugest: Underlying low immune system like diabetes or clogged mammary ducts. See your pcp or a gyn for a thorough assessment. Happy new year! http://www.Babycenter. Com/0_mastitis_251. Bc. ...Read more

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Is IBS & post infection IBS the same? What causes it? Unbalanced bacteria?

Possibly: Post intestinal infection or gastroenteritis can lead to an irritable bowel syndrome and it may relate to change in the composition of your normal intestinal flora. In this case the irritable bowel syndrome eventually should subside. ...Read more

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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

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

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What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

What causes bacteria infection in buttocks?

Skin infections: Skin infections happen generally when there is some damage or sore or even microscopic dryness of the skin. Bacteria live on and around us all the time. But, skin injury is what usually leads to a skin infection. Whether on the buttocks or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

What is a skin infection caused by bacteria?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is a way of describing a skin infection which is red and streaking up the skin from the wound, bite or nidus of infection. ...Read more

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Can male ejaculation cause vaginal bacteria infection?

Can male ejaculation cause vaginal bacteria infection?

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

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What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Here is ...: E. Coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population — young or old, community dwelling or hospital admission, catheterized or not, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Could stopping urine and holding for a few seconds cause epipidmytis-orchitis? What can cause a bacteria infection of epipidmytis-orchitis?

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

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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.

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

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Are pimples caused by a bacterium or fungi infection?

Are pimples caused by a bacterium or fungi infection?

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

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What bacteria causes an ear infection?

What bacteria causes an ear infection?

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

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Doctors, what are the three most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

E-coli: In adult women, Escherichia coli accounts 75 to 95 percent of all UTIs. The remaining infections are from Enterobacteriaceae such as Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella and other bacteria such as Staphylococcus saprophyticus ...Read more

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What bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

What bacteria causes the constant foul odor when one has a sinus infection?

Several: 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

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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

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Is staphylococcal infection caused by a virus or bacteria?

Bacteria: Staphylococcus is a genus of bacteria and is the cause of a wide variety of infections. ...Read more

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What bacteria is most likely to cause a burn blister infection?

What bacteria is most likely to cause a burn blister infection?

Infected/burn/bliste: Most likely Staph epididemis or strep. Rare Pseudomonas. ...Read more

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Is a spleen infarction cause by some type of bacteria infection?

Is a spleen infarction cause by some type of bacteria infection?

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

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


Asymptomatic (Definition)

This is when a given condition is present but it’s not ...Read more