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Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever , chills.If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

Depends on the site: Of infection and organism. Upper airway infections include streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, peritonsilar abscess, acute and chronic sinusitis, laryngitis with hoarseness etc. Most of these infections are associated with fever, pain at the site of infection, and may have sequelae like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, scarlet fever, neuropathy etc. ...Read more

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What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

It depends...: First, it must be said that just because candida is found in a sputum culture, it does not mean that a person has a candidal infection- this yeast is typically a colonizer and can be mistaken as a culprit . However, in the approrpiate context, profound immuno-suppression (organ transplant or else, bone marrow transplant patient) creates a situation where candida can be an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Diarrhea: Campylobacter is a bacterial genus that includes the species "jejuni" which is one of many bacterial species that often cause acute, infectious diarrhea. It is self-limiting, rarely lasts >7-10 days, and can be treated with antibiotics but doesn't necessarily require treatment other than fluid replacement. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?

What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?

Let me explain: Treatment for osteomyelitis is well documented, we start patient on special antibiotic and before that we take a sample and send to the lab to find what the best antibiotic we should use for microbe. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of an upper airway infection?

What are the common symptoms of an upper airway infection?

Cough and runnig: Stuffiness runny nose, low grade fever, post-nasal drip, and cough;the cough is usually dry , with post-nasal drip, the cough may bring up some of the nasal secretions that have dripped into the back of the throat; and sinusitis symptoms such as fullness in the face, increased nasal drainage, and occasionally pain and fever. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a clostridium infection.?

Explain the condition called a clostridium infection.?

Several kinds: Clostridium is a bacterial genus. There are many species:c. Perfringens causes gas gangrene, c. Botulinum causes botulism (food poisoning). C. Difficele produces a toxin that causes severe diarrhea and fever. It occurs as a result of overgrowth of c. Difficele in the colon, which is an adverse effect following the use of antibiotics. It is treatable with antibiotics directed specifically at it, . ...Read more

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What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called an infection of the heart valves.?

Describe the disorder called an infection of the heart valves.?

Endocarditis: It is called endocarditis. Can be caused mostly by bacterias and fungus. It is a very serious condition that requires immediate intervention. Valves can deteriorate fast and hence cardiac function be compromised ...Read more

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Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?

Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?

Very unlikely: I have never seen a yeast infection in the nose but have seen sinusitis caused by a different sort of fungus, aspergillus. You can be relatively sure it has nothing to do with treatment of your bladder infection. You should have a culture done to see what is causing the nasal infection. There is a slight risk of lymphatic spread of infection from your nose into your brain. ...Read more

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What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside light sensitive lining of the eye). The infection can cause direct damage to the retina and if it affects the macula, central vision may be destroyed. Exposure to histoplasmosis correlates with chicken farming, the fungus lingers in the animal waste. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

CMV infection: Very rarely in pregnancy the fetus can get CMV infection. This infection rarely affect the baby. Worse case scenario could be some hearing problems and neuronal development. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read more

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What is the respiratory disease that results in a closing of the bronchiole passages?

Vieal process: Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viral infection. In children RSV is a known cause. Noninfectious cause include inflammation accompanying bronchilitis obliterans which is also associated with lung rejection to transplant. Treatment is usually steroids. ...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

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What are the long-term complications of an untreated upper respiratory infection?

Chronic changes: One can see chronicity of infection or non-infectious complications to almost any area in the upper respiratory tract. The problem is that many, if not most, of these infections are not treatable by elimination of the pathogen because they are viral and can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more

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Primary infection of herpes-- does that mean it's an infection of the mouth?

Primary infection of herpes-- does that mean it's an infection of the mouth?

Primary infection: ..Means that it's the 1st time a person has had the infection. With regards to herpes, this is as opposed to "recurrent" or secondary infection, when the virus comes out of hiding to cause symptoms again after the primary infection. Infection of the mouth is the location of the infection. 80% of mouth infections are caused by herpes type 1. It can be confusing. Ask your doctor to explain better. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more