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Does Cold Laser Treatment Kill Lyme And Co Infections
Chickenpox : chickenpox usually does spread to the whole body. Mild cases do occur. The risk of chickenpox spread is to the brain and lungs. Although rare it is a horrible complication. Vaccines are our best prevention. Oral antiviral drugs only shorten the length and some severity of the disease. I would let your doctor advise you if they are warranted. Go get vaccinated if your not! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Alot.: Bacteria are single celled organisms that exist almost everywhere in the environment, on our skin, in our mouths, in our intestines etc. Viruses are sub-cellulat particles that contain a small piece of dna or rna contained in a protein envelope. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria and can even infect bacteria. ...Read more
How antibiotics work with immune system to clear a serious infection? With low immune sys can't rid infection & body can't use antibiotics effectively
Hi drs, is infrared or heat therapy really works.Companies like ceregem, vigen etc, claims that heat therapy can cure various diseases.Even cancer../?
Fraud: It's a sham - don't believe them. They only want your money. ...Read more
My 2.5 yr baby has ear infection. How do symptoms differ between bacterial & viral; would antibiotic help just bacterial, &viral resolves on its own?
Ear infections: Symptoms of ear infections (fever, pain etc) can apply to both viral and bacterial causes. Antibiotics treat only bacterial causes and viral causes are self-limited and will go away on their own. There are times when the child isn't demonstrating symptoms and the pediatrician may see fluid behind the ear drum - that is very likely viral and antibiotics aren't warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can broad spectrum antibiotics (for bladder infection) be bad for and affect effectiveness of someone taking diuretic treatment for heart failure?
Depends: In general there is little risk of interaction between the most commonly used antibiotics and the diuretics used for treatment of CHF. To get specific information the exact medications would need to be need. ...Read more
Blood infection, treated w/ antibiotics. Platelets low end, 81-100 average for months. Once treated went to 200's. Can infection have made them low?
Low Plts after infec: Yes. A blood infection or bacteremia or sepsis is very serious and can "stun" the bone marrow - the site of platelet formation. This can cause a transient drop in platelets and also interfere with clotting. Generally once the infection is treated the platelet count will return to normal. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can you live with sepsis if IV antibiotics can't cure the infection but oral antibiotics are used to slow the spread of infection?
Maybe forever: If the doctors have switched to oral treatment, the sepsis itself probably is under control or cured. Continuing oral antibiotics probably is intended to cure whatever underlying infection led to sepsis, or keep it suppressed if not cured. The details depend on that underlying infeciton, different for each one: pneumonia, urinary tract, skin, bone, internal abscess, etc. Discuss with doctors. ...Read more
Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.
Definitive Care: You need definitive dental care. An infection that recurs every three months for the past five years is obviously not going away with just antibiotics. Please see a dentist. Overuse of antibiotics can result in resistant strains and super infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have genital warts & I think also a suppressed immune system. Recommended treatment options to: 1) Boost immunity to HPV. 2) Eliminate the warts?
Been diagnosed with chronic uti biofilm infection. Is it true with abx treatment can get worse first as fights infection and bugs die?
Infection : Often the symptoms last despite the fact that the antibiotics have done their job ...Read more
If the Gerson therapy can cure all cancers and many illnesses. Why does the primary health care system exclude it?
Beware false claims: If a treatment is based on fake science, it is called fake medicine, which would be uselesss in the case of caring for minor illnesses (such as a common cold), and outright dangerous in the case of serious or deadly diseases (such as cancer). Unfortunately, in our world, serious false claims sometimes come from a doctor, a scientist, or even a president (for example, global warming truly is real). ...Read more
I have chronic bacterial prostatitis for+2yrs and none of the antibiotics cures it. Why? How to impve treatmt? Prostate massages + antibiotic works?
What is molluscum contagiosium and its treatment for children. Does it cure by self does it grow because of weak immune system?
A viral infection of: The skin spread by skin-to-skin contact, contact with towels, toys or clothing on which the virus resides or by sexual transmission. It can go away by itself in 6-12 months or longer, so it's best to seek treatment. It spreads by hands that touch or scratch lesions, so cover lesions with clothing or a bandage during periods of contact with others, then leave it open at night ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is viral meningitis treated? Does acyclovir tablets help? What can reduces the headache and stop vomiting?
Supportive care: Pain relievers can help w/headache while antiemetics can help w/vomiting. These can be prescribed by doc who diagnosed you w/viral meningitis. Acyclovir will only help if meningitis is due to herpes. Supportive is all that can be done for next several days until symptoms resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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