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Does anyone know what stachybotrys and cryptococcus might be?

Does anyone know what stachybotrys and cryptococcus might be?

Fungus: Stachybotrys is a genus of molds, or asexually-reproducing, filamentous fungi. Cryptococcus (latin for "hidden sphere") is a genus of fungus. These fungi grow in culture as yeasts. ...Read more

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Cryptococcus (Definition)

Cryptococcus =fungi which may cause Cryptococcosis. (i.e., Cryptococcus ...Read more


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What is exactly staphilococus aureus and how it can be transmitted? I have also dermatities.

What is exactly staphilococus aureus and how it can be transmitted? I have also dermatities.

S aureus: Staph aureus is a bacterial infection that can be spread in many different ways, including physical contact. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is botulism and how does it affect children?

Could you explain what is botulism and how does it affect children?

Botulism: Is the disease caused by a bacterial toxin from clostridium botulinum. The bacteria produces spores, that when ingested, release the toxin or poison, botulinum. Stomach acid will destroy the spores in most people. Children under a year of age do not have enough stomach acid and the spores can poison them. The toxin causes paralysis of all muscles, including those necessary for breathing. ...Read more

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How can someone contract tuberculosis and what does it do to that person? Why is it considered a 'lung disease'?

How can someone contract tuberculosis and what does it do to that person? Why is it considered a 'lung disease'?

Inhaled infection: Tb generally enters the body by inhalation of droplets that were coughed out by an infected person around you. Once you inhale the droplets containing TB bug, it starts to multiply in your lungs & causes infection. It can also spread to lymph nodes & via bloodstream to other organs in the body but majority of infections are limited to lungs (hence considered a lung disease). ...Read more

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Please explain what does the herpes virus do and can it be fatal?

Please explain what does the herpes virus do and can it be fatal?

Herpes virus: Herpes is a nasty virus that after a primary infection (cold sores or genital sores) will 'hide' in the nerve roots forevermore. It may come out again -particularly at times of stress or other disease/illness. These are 'outbreaks'. Extremely rarely, the cold sore virus (HSV-1) might go backwards into the brain, rather than forward to the lips/mouth -and in that RARE case it can be quite dangerous ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) thank you very much.

Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? 
Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) 
thank you very much.

=Injury: Trauma means injury. It can be emotional or in this case physical. Trauma to the tongue could be from accidentally biting it, having it irritated from a sharp or broken tooth, or perhaps even from a habit of running your tongue over your teeth repeatedly. Other examples are chemical burns or burns from hot food or remember that movie when that kid got his tongue stuck on a frozen pole outside? ...Read more

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What can I do if i had an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, anyone know a way to treat this lung disease naturally no steroids?

What can I do if i had an allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, anyone know a way to treat this lung disease naturally no steroids?

Treatment indicated: ABPA or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a reaction to fungus associated with a very elevated IgE level, characteristic radiographic findings and laboratory tests. There are specific criteria which need to be met to make this diagnosis. The treatment of choice is steroids. Avoiding areas with high airborne fungus ( gardens, open construction sites) will help decrease exposure. ...Read more

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How to know if I have scabies, Morgellons disease, or something else entirely?

How to know if I have scabies, Morgellons disease, or something else entirely?

What is it???: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows,buttocks & genitalia. Morgellon's Disease can present w fatigue, decreased concentration & short term-memory, crawling - ...Read more

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What happens if I have allergies does that mean I will be allergic to guinea pigs?

What happens if I have allergies does that mean I will be allergic to guinea pigs?

Not Automatically: Allergies in each and every person are different. Mother only way to know if you are allergic to guinea pig is to be allergy tested. But, if you have never been exposed to one before, you might have a negative allergy test now but develop allergy over time with regular exposure to Guinea Pig. ...Read more

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What is it like to have oxygen or ozone therapy can you tell me what exactly they are and how effective it is?

What is it like to have oxygen or ozone therapy can you tell me what exactly they are and how effective it is?

Go to a real doctor: Ozone therapy has a lot of controversy, so I would stay away from it. Oxygen therapy is only useful to very sick people with bad lings, unless you are talking about Hyperbaric Oxygen which does have some uses. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if an elderly person has hallucinations because of a uti, does it mean they have dementia/alzheimer's?

Can you tell me what you suggest if an elderly person has hallucinations because of a uti, does it mean they have dementia/alzheimer's?

Possibly: We do know that the elderly have more cognitive issues when infected or if they experience anti-cholinergic medication reactions. Often, the first sign of future dementia is such an event, but not always. Worthwhile getting a cognitive assessment just to clarify future risk issues. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a person to have candida overgrowth?

What does it mean for a person to have candida overgrowth?

No such thing: There is no evidence that "candida overgrowth" actually exists, no matter how much you might read about it on the web. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation , how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it

Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation , how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it

Hi. : Hi. Colon irrigation is often performed by alternative medicine providers. Water is introduced into the colon which can be mixed with homeopathic or herbals in order to remove feces, parasites & toxins from the gut. It is reported to be one aspect of total body detoxification. ...Read more

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What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

Variable: Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone has clamydia and it is referred to as vd, what does VD actually stand for?

Could you tell me if someone has clamydia and it is referred to as vd, what does VD actually stand for?

VD: Venereal diseases or sexually transmitted diseases (std) can include bacterial such as chlamydia, fungal such as yeast infection (candida), viral such as herpes or hiv, parasitic such as scabies, or protozoal such as trichomonas infections. ...Read more

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