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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Can I get staphylococcal infection by eating soiled food?

Can I get staphylococcal infection by eating soiled food?

Possibly: Ingestion of large amount of any bacteria can cause diarrhea, staphylococcus included. However, this organism is usually found on the skin and tends to infect that area with boils and pimples. ...Read more

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Could anthrax spread by consuming cooked infected meat?

Could anthrax spread by consuming cooked infected meat?

Not if well cooked.: Anthrax spores are harder to kill than usual bacteria. However, if the meat was well done, it not likely to be infective. ...Read more

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How do people get flesh eating bacteria?

Breaks in the skin: An opening in the skin (eg. Cut or abrasion), and exposure to 'flesh eating bacteria' can lead to the rare but aggressive disease/infection. ...Read more

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Is eating raw or undercooked pork, dangerous?

Very dangerous!: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Does eating raw garlic prevent genital warts from appearing??

Does eating raw garlic prevent genital warts from appearing??

No: Garlic will not prevent genital warts. There is vaccine that protects from most genital warts and cervical cancer. Please take HPV vaccine. The only way raw garlic will prevent genital warts is by eating lost of it and having such bad breath that you will have no sexual partner! ...Read more

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Can eating sugary foods and eating bread makes yeast fungal a lot worser?

Eating sugar: The exact link between a sugar filled diet and yeast infection is unclear, but one theory is that elevated glucose levels in the blood make it easier for the yeast to "stick" to the vaginal cells. High levels of sugar may also affect the immune system. Women with weaken immune systems are at higher risk for yeast infections because the body can not fight off the yeast as well-diabetic get yst freq ...Read more

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If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

Likely: Handling and washing raw animal products is likely to get the germs on your hands and surroundings. See this site for food safety. http://www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/documents/safe%20food%20handling.pdf. ...Read more

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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.

After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.

Allergic reaction: You are probably allergic to something in the food you ate. Check to see which of the foods you ate for the first time or that you have reacted to in the past. Delete this from your diet. If the reaction gets worse of you notice any other symptoms ,seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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Not eating breakfast just yogurt and coffee, eating lunch at 1230, getting a faster heartbeat after like 110-120. Why?

Not eating breakfast just yogurt and coffee, eating lunch at 1230, getting a faster heartbeat after like 110-120. Why?

Caffeine?: Tough to know for certain. Caffeine might be contributing. Other ideas include relative dehydration, sedentary lifestyle i.e. deconditioning . Less likely are thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Does e. Coli contaminate all meats or just ground beef?

Does e. Coli contaminate all meats or just ground beef?

All foods: E. Coli can contaminate any food, not just meats. Lettuce, tomatoes are known to have been contaminated. ...Read more

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Does eating oily stuffs and other kind of foods grow pimples?

Does eating oily stuffs and  other kind of foods grow pimples?

No: Acne is related to heredity and hormones, aggravated by sweating, close shaving, & some meds. Diet is only a trivial concern regarding acne, but very important for other reasons. ...Read more

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7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?

7  year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters.  Worried about staph or strep?

Monitor over time:: Staph/strep disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph/strep is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue.What can I do the most affective for the price?

I have a lot of very deep scars on my face. They are from a type of staph infection that eat away tissue.What can I do the most affective for the price?

May help: Lots of options for acne scars. Unfortunately no one treatment is perfect and they are difficult to treat. Three basic approaches: surface treatments, "resurfacing" (ie laser or dermabrasion), volume treatments (injectable fillers to "plump up" the depressed areas) and excisional treatments as for for localized areas or through stretching the skin as with a form of facelift. ...Read more

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What happens to dead tissue on my nose after staph infection clears up. This is days 6 of antibiotic. Infection is almost gone. 1/2"sq black spot left?

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What happens to dead tissue on my nose after staph infection clears up. This is days 6 of antibiotic. Infection is almost gone. 1/2"sq black spot left?

See remark: As a physician,I say give it"tincture of time"...meaning this should subside with time.The so called dead tissue will will eventually comes out as you blow your nose. If it does not ,let us know ...Read more

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What are the first symtoms of staph?

What are the first symtoms of staph?

Staphylococcus : Staphylococcus is the genus, the species most commonly affecting humans is aureus. It is part of most of our normal flora and causes infection only when provided the opportunity. The symptoms will depend upon the particular organ system involved. There is nothing very specific about it. ...Read more

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What is myco and staph? What cures it?

Bacteriology: Myco may refer to mycobacteria - a whole suite of bacteria that have a greasy outer coat and are associated with lung infections.
Staph refers to Staphylococcus species, usually Staph aureus being the major 'germ'. Staph is typically associated with large boils, carbuncles, wound infections - that kind of thing... Hopefully this helps. An ID doctor may be able to help more specifically with Qs. ...Read more

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Can i get staph by kissing?

Staphylococcus: You can become colonized with a staphylococcus from kissing, but unlikely to produce infection. All of us carry this organism in our GI tract and many in the nasopharynx and skin. They do not produce disease unless an opportunity presents itself. Enjoy your kissing and stop worrying about this. ...Read more

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What is cotrimoxazole staph?

Unclear: Cotrimoxazole is another term for trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole also called bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Staph or staphylococcus is a bacterium that may be treated with that antimicrobial. ...Read more

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Can you get staph from oral sex?

Can you get staph from oral sex?

Yes: Stap[h is a common skin bacteria and can mix with moth bacteria during oral sex, especially if there are any open sores or cuts. ...Read more

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How is a bladder staph epi treated?

How is a bladder staph epi treated?

Antibiotics: Usually responds to amoxiillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Very often a contaminant, so that urine culture is worth repeating before starting antibiotic treament. ...Read more

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Information about staph on the face?

It's there.: Staph is a common skin contaminant. It occasionally causes skin infection and can sometimes be severe. ...Read more

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Does staph get better with neosporin?

It can...: Neosporin can be effective against staph. It is able to kill Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive strains, MSSA), and other bacteria, however, it is not able to kill certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus such as strains with methicillin-resistance (MRSA). For anything other than a minor wound, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have boils does t mean I have staph?

If I have boils does t mean I have staph?

Maybe: Maybe not. Staph is very common and may be present in the boils. However, other bacteria may also be present. Best see a doctor if you aren't already. ...Read more

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What are the chances of staph in bloodstream?

Known as sepsis: Staph in the blood stream is called sepsis, and it is a very serious infection. Needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more