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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Fetal Infections (Overview)

Infections occurring to fetus


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What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

Constipation: Whether given alone or in conjunction with other juices, the desired effect will be similar. In addition to giving more fiber, there is also an increase in the amount of fluids. The more fiber and fluids is consumed, the better the outcome in treating constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Fetal Infections (Overview)

Infections occurring to fetus


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What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

Viral cultures, etc: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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What is the difference between intrauterine infection, chorioamnionitis and fetal infection?

Constipation: Whether given alone or in conjunction with other juices, the desired effect will be similar. In addition to giving more fiber, there is also an increase in the amount of fluids. The more fiber and fluids is consumed, the better the outcome in treating constipation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fetal CMV infection?

Viral cultures, etc: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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I've heard different things. What exactly is fetal CMV infection?

I've heard different things. What exactly is fetal CMV infection?

Virus infection: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an infection of the unborn baby which can produce low birth weight, occasionally spontaneous abortion. It can also produce microcephaly (small brain size), jaundice and other severe changes in the newborn. This is a common virus which is often routinely screened for in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Fetal changes brought on by a toxoplasma infection?

Fetal changes brought on by a toxoplasma infection?

Calcifications.: One may see fetal intracranial hyperechogenic foci or calcifications and ventricular dilatation on prenatal ultrasound, and these are poor prognostic signs. Intrahepatic densities, increased thickness and hyperdensity of the placenta, ascites, and rarely pericardial and pleural effusions have also been observed. Fetal demise and poor fetal growth are not as likely. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Help!i am worried about listeria infection! and my fetus?

Help!i am worried about listeria infection! and my fetus?

See below: Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women. * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads * cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth infection to spread to fetus?

How long does it take for a tooth infection to spread to fetus?

See dentist asap: It is important to treat your dental abcess as soon as possible. Any infection can effect both your health and that of your baby. Most dental procedures are safe to perform during pregnancy so don't wait. Call a dentist. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Are there any effects on fetus if you have had a yeast infection?

Are there any effects on fetus if you have had a yeast infection?

Yeast and fetus: When you are pregnant - the uterus is a "sealed" container - so the only way a fetus would be affected is by absorbing any medication through the maternal blood stream via the placenta. Topical antifungal creams are generally safe to use in pregnancy since very little adsorption of the medicine occurs. But before using any meds while pregnant check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a primary herpes infection on day 14 after conception harm the fetus?

Can a primary herpes infection on day 14 after conception harm the fetus?

Herpes simplex: Neonatal herpes simplex virus is a serious, life-threatening infection usually acquired during birth from contact with infected maternal genital secretions. Primary maternal hsv infection is a rare occurrence during pregnancy, and hsv type 1 (hsv-1) neonatal disease after primary maternal hsv gingivostomatitis during pregnancy has not been reported in detail. The major risk is in delivery. ...Read more

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Can a primary herpes infection on day 11 after conception harm the fetus?

Can a primary herpes infection on day 11 after conception harm the fetus?

All or nothing.: At that early embryonic stage of development, noxious insults result in pregnancy loss or no consequences. If you are already 32 weeks pregnant, my guess is that you are out of the woods. Talk to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for detailed ultrasound so as to assess fetal growth and anatomy and reassure yourself. ...Read more

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What are the tests for infection from a retained fetus?

What are the tests for infection from a retained fetus?

Cultures.: Blood and cervical cultures are useful to determine intraamniotic infection, however clinical criteria are sufficient to clinch the diagnosis and prompt expert medical care is required in those cases. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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