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A young woman receives a course of antibiotics and soon afterward develops a vaginal infection caused by a fungus. Why?
Yeast overgrowth: Antibiotics kill off susceptible bacteria and allow overgrowth of bacteria and yeasts that are resistant to the antibiotic. Normal vaginal yeasts can overgrow and cause vaginitis. Yeast overgrowth in the colon and rectum can cause infection of the skin around the rectum that can spread to the vagina. ...Read more
Staphylococcus aureus a normal flora i read in a book.If throat culture show this bacteria should we take antibiotic for it?Cheese come from my tonsil
Normal flora: If you're not sick, or it's just a drip, don't take medication. Staph is indeed common in the throat. Leave it alone. The stuff in your tonsil is almost certainly a tonsillolith, which is unrelated to infection; it's keratin (there's propagated misinformation online) plugging crypts. You can learn to remove these yourself or they work their way out. ...Read more
Blood in urine four times in a a year, each time cleared up with cipro (ciprofloxacin) in a few days. Seen a urilogist for cystyscope & that was fine.?
Hematuria: Blood in the urine is hematuria. The causes range from infection, a kidney stone, to cancer of the urinary tract. Risk factors for cancer include smoking and certain industrial exposures. You have had part of the work up for cancer with the cystoscope, the other two parts are urine cytology and imaging of the urinary tract with a test such as a ct urogram. Your doctors felt it was an infection? ...Read more
How does antibiotic resistance happen? I've been on numerous AB for repeated UTI as a child,And a few times for ear infections more recently.
Why might a young woman receives a course of antibiotics and soon afterward develops a vaginal infection by a fungus?
There is a balance: Of "good" bacteria, ph and other things in the vagina that antibiotics disturbs. Killing off the "good" bacteria in the vagina along with the bad bacteria for why it was prescribed. The imbalance can cause an overgrowth of yeast that requires treatment. Call your gynecologist for advice on the best treatment. Live yogurt cultures can help prevent this in the future. ...Read more
Does your body develope a temporary immunity to salmonella after infection? Even if only for just a couple of days?
Yes; and Complex: All infections, if "cured", are cured by body immune system, not antibiotics ; other treatments. Antibiotics are poisons, ones selected because host generally tolerates them better than "infectious agent", a chemical warfare strategy. However, if immune system too compromised, just slows inevitable. However, limited clinical trial data on salmonella for definitive answers to your wise thinking. ...Read more
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
I had two canker sores for a couple days then in a matter of a few hours a dozen more popped up. This many have never appeared before. Is this normal?
Canker sore: Canker sores are often (but not always)'the result of trauma or stress. The canker sores (aphthous ulcers) generally heal spontaneously in 10-14 days. It's possible you have a viral infection which produces multiple ulcers. See your dentist for a thorough examination and diagnosis, and recommendations to alleviate any pain from the ulcers. ...Read more
Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more
Increased discharge: Typically, increased vaginal discharge from activated cervical glands; possibly no other symptoms, possibly typical premenstrual symptoms (emotionality, irritability, breast tenderness, engorgement, fluid retention). For many young women, the bleeding is the first thing they notice. ...Read more
No: Cryptococcal disease is a very rare disease that can affect the lungs (pneumonia) and nervous system (causing meningitis and focal brain lesions called cryptococcomas) in humans. The main complication of lung infection is respiratory failure. Central nervous system infection may lead to hydrocephalus, seizures and focal neurological deficit. Formerly known as cryptococcus neoformans. ...Read more
Depends: certain antibiotics can be good for one bug but not another. cultures and sensitivity testing needs to be done . ...Read more
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