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Does Using Neosporin On A Cut Reduce My Chances Of A Bacterial Infection
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
Avoid sick people: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of contracting a bacterial infection from sharing a straw with another person?
Maybe none, if...: If the other person doesn't have a bacterial infection to transmit, then there is no chance of "contracting a bacterial infection" from the other person. One cannot "catch" something that the other person does not have. Beyond that, it is not possible to predict how easily infections, such as strep throat, will pass via the straw in each specific case (there are too many other factors involved). ...Read more
Yes: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wash: Wash all food well, cook food thoroughly. If serving meat, you are better off with a steak than ground meat, because ground meat has a higher incidence of e coli. You would have to cook the hamburger well done to make sure you kill off any e coli that could be in the middle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is changing positions during sex way if increasing your chances of getting a bacterial infection through the vagina?
My wife had one of her ovaries removed, she have now a bacterial infection where stinky, fluid is coming from the cut on her abdomen. What now to do?
Go back to doctor: Go back and get examined and treated asap. Postoperative wound infections of this nature can extend to vital areas very quickly and have the potential to be life-threatening. Do not wait, and if your doctor is not readily available go to an er. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Need to know why skin rashes that have fluid not going after dad cut his toe.Taking antib & using cream.He has sugar.What kind of bacterial infection!
Skin bacterial infection on a cut that i got in august which lasted a week. This morning i felt discomfort on the scar & it is red and slightly itchy?
Uncertain: If it gets worse, you should seek medical attention. Otherwise, a little temporary discomfort is not alarming. ...Read more
How does pneumovax, a vaccine against a bacterial infection, reduce deaths from influenza which is a viral disease?
Pneumonia prevention: An important cause of death from influenza is often related to pneumonia, a common complication of influenza. Pneumonia following influenza is often caused by pneumococcus. Pneumovax provides protection against an invasive peumococcal infections including pneumonia. ...Read more
I have a bacterial infection on my arm from a cut. I have metronidazole i was planning on taking for trich treatment, will this work for both?
Can a male get bacterial infection (e.x. e. coli) via oral sex if partner has no STI? if so, how common is that? can risk be reduced without condom?
E coli is not a risk: E coli is every where, including in your drinking water and is not a concern. If your partner does not have any STI, you should be okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I stepped on a rusty nail 8 months ago but didn't feel it right away since i'm diabetic and do not have feelings at the bottom of my feet. In short, i've been treated for a bacterial infection that went into my bone system. Every 2 wks. The doctor cuts
The : The treatment for a bone infection involves long-term antibiotics (months) and regular debridements (cutting away) to remove devitalized or dead tissue. This may involve skin, bone, and anything else between the two. Sometimes, outer skin starts closing up and healing while there is still infection and dead tissue underneath, which is probably the reason your doctor keeps cutting away at it. The fact that you're bleeding when he does this is good. One of the principles of debridement is to remove all devitalized tissue until good, healthy, bleeding tissue is found. But i can't stress enough the importance of you taking meticulous care of your diabetes while you're trying to heal from a bone infection. You can't leave everything up to your doctor. You need to take an active role in your recovery. Something you might want to ask your doctor about is the use of a total contact cast, which will redistribute pressure away from the area. As long as you walk on an ulcer, you will delay or even prevent complete healing. Part of having loss of sensation in your feet must involve daily inspection of your feet. The body has no compensatory mechanism for loss of pain. And because you don't feel pain, there is nothing to remind you to take a look and check out what's going on down there. I also want to add that the only way to diagnose a bone infection is to actually remove a piece of the bone and have it biopsied and cultured. This will also allow the proper antibiotic to be used for the bone infection. Wound cultures taken from diabetic foot wounds are notoriously inaccurate in seeing what's infecting the bone underneath. Good luck, and please watch your diabetes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend was just diagnosed with am abscessed bacterial infection in his cheek less then 24 hours ago. The doctor at hospital's er cut a slit in his cheek to open it up so infection could drain and prescribed him Bactrim and Norco and sent him home. H
What is your questio: I don't see a question. Schedule an inbox consult with me at www.healthtap.com/douglasdds and I'll try to help. ...Read more
I had bacterial infection in right side of throat ..doctor gave bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) tab. After taking 2tbs my throat got inflammed hw to reduce inflammation doc?
See your Dr: Lots of unanswered questions: Was your Dr treating a Strep throat? Was it tonsillitis? Or did you have some other type of infection.? Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not prescribed for Strep throat. If you believe the throat got worse after taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) it could be an allergic reaction or it could be the infection is not responding to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). See your Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: This depends upon the area of the body infected, the organism involved, the immune status of the host and other factors. If you have a specific infection in mind, rephrase the question and can respond more definitively. ...Read more
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